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Ortega Highway/I-5 Construction Update for the Week of February 24

From Caltrans:

On Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, crews will fully close the northbound I-5 freeway between 11:59 p.m. and 6 a.m.

DETOUR: From the northbound I-5, exit Ortega Highway. Proceed through the intersection and re-enter the freeway on the immediate Ortega Highway on-ramp to the northbound I-5.

Crews will continue to perform the full-nighttime closures over the next three weekends in order to remove falsework from the south half of the bridge.

The full-freeway closures will take place on Friday and Saturday nights beginning Friday, February 28 and will conclude on Saturday, March 15. After crews remove falsework over the northbound I-5, they will proceed to the southbound I-5, both sides of the freeway will not close simultaneously.

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