Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

The I-5 Central Corridor HOV Project construction activities are scheduled to continue this week on Northbound and Southbound I-5 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the dates listed below. Work includes electrical, drainage, striping, and/or concrete barrier work. These activities can only be done at night and require lane closures to include:

• Monday, July 20th to Tuesday, July 21, 2020
 Northbound I-5: Left lanes between First/Fourth Streets and SR-22

• Monday, July 20th to Wednesday, July 22, 2020
 Southbound I-5: Collector Road between SR-57 connector and Main Street
 Southbound I-5: Right lanes between SR-57 connector and Fourth Street
 Southbound I-5: Connector to Westbound SR-22
 Eastbound SR-22 Connector to Southbound I-5

During these times, drivers may avoid using the I-5 freeway between SR-55 and SR-22 in both directions and utilize the SR-55 and SR-22, instead, through Central Orange County.

Crews will continue to perform concrete construction work during the daytime behind protected median barriers which does not require traffic lane closures.

OCTA and Caltrans construction team has been expediting this work while traffic demand has been relatively lower due to COVID-19. Should you have any questions or issues with the construction please call (800) 724-0353 or e-mail

When fully completed, this project will add an additional carpool lane in each direction on I-5 between SR-55 and SR-57 to reduce traffic congestion, bottlenecks, encourage ride-sharing and improve traffic flow. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2021. To sign up for construction alerts or for more information, visit

Dates and times are subject to change if there is inclement weather or if there are unforeseen construction constraints.

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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