Now there’s a new mobile app to help residents and commuters navigate construction on the I-405.
The I-405 Improvement Project app includes quick access to current traffic conditions, closures and detours, along with project updates and links to contact the project team. The app is available for free download in the Apple and Google Play stores.
It’s a great way to find out what’s going on with the $1.9 billion I-405 Improvement Project, that will add one regular lane in each direction between Euclid Street and I-605, and a second lane in the center of the freeway between SR-73 and I-605 that will combine with the existing carpool lanes to form the 405 Express Lanes.
In addition, more than 18 bridges will be built, widened or replaced to make room for the widened freeway, to improve local intersections and traffic, as well as add bike lanes and sidewalks to the bridges.
Construction has started on nine bridges, and work is expected to begin in the coming months on the portions of the I-405 that go over Harbor Boulevard and the Santa Ana River and activities will continue the Bolsa Avenue, Westminster Boulevard bridges. Construction on the Talbert Avenue and Bushard Street bridges are expected to begin later this year.
For more information about the 405 Improvement Project, visit octa.net/405improvement.