I-405 Improvement Project
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in cooperation with The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between State Route 73 (SR-73) and Interstate 605 (I-605). The I-405 Improvement Project will improve 16 miles of the I-405 and includes the addition of one regular lane in each direction from Euclid Street to I-605, as well as improvements to freeway entrances, exits and bridges. It will also include the construction of the 405 Express Lanes, which will incorporate the existing carpool lanes and consist of two lanes in each direction from SR-73 to I-605. Solo drivers will pay a toll to use the 405 Express Lanes, but carpoolers will be able to utilize the lanes for free.
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Visit OCTA’s website at www.octa.net/405improvement for up-to-date information about the project and to sign up to receive updates and alerts.
You can also follow the project on the following social media sites:
Facebook facebook.com/405Improvement and on Twitter OCTA Twitter and Instagram at: OCTA Instagram Link
I-405 Improvement Activity in Fountain Valley - What's Happening Now?
I-405 Improvement Project: Brookhurst Bridge Closure October 9-11, 2023
OC405 will continue working on the Brookhurst Bridge and will need to close the Bridge for both North-bound and South-bound directions, from 10 PM to 5 AM on Monday, October 9, 2023 to Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Message boards are on site advising motorists of the closure and detour routes.
I-405 Improvement Project Launches Interactive Map
OCTA recently launched a fully interactive, mobile-friendly resource for the I-405 Improvement Project.
Users can click on a location to see when construction is anticipated to start and find details on any current pre-construction activities planned in the area. The newly launched map currently features preliminary construction activities that are happening now.
When construction officially commences in early 2018, users can explore the project area in real time, view both planned improvements and current construction activities for each bridge, as well as, updated closure and detour information.
I-405 Bridge Construction Update
OCTA recently released a preliminary bridge construction map showing when construction is anticipated to start on the bridges affected by the I-405 Improvement Project and which bridges will be closed during construction. (Click on the map to the right to enlarge the image.)
The City of Fountain Valley has seven bridges that will be affected by the widening of the I-405 freeway. Each of these bridges will need to be reconstructed to accommodate the freeway below. The Brookhurst, Slater, Warner and Magnolia bridges will remain open with a reduced number of lanes during construction. However, some bridges will need to be closed completely to traffic during construction, including the Ward, Talbert and Bushard bridges.
I-405 Improvement Project Update - March 2017
The OCTA Board of Directors awarded the I-405 Design-Build contract to OC 405 Partners on November 14, 2016. The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in partnership with The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will start construction on the I-405 Improvement Project in late 2017. The project will include:
- One new regular freeway lane in each direction
- Two 405 Express Lanes in each direction
- 18 bridge replacements
- Interchange reconfigurations
- Merge lane improvements
- New and replaced soundwalls
- New bike lanes and sidewalks on local streets/bridges
How Will the I-405 Improvement Project Impact Fountain Valley?
The I-405 Improvement Project will have a direct impact on traffic in Fountain Valley, both on and off the freeway. During construction, all seven bridge overcrossings in Fountain Valley will be taken down and replaced in a phased approach manner to minimize traffic impacts to the greatest degree possible. The affected bridges are on Ward Street, Talbert Avenue, Brookhurst Street, Slater Avenue, Bushard Street, Warner Avenue and Magnolia Street. Onramps and offramps throughout the City will also be improved. This construction will cause detours and traffic delays. Once construction starts, drivers are encouraged to stay informed so they can use alternate routes and to be patient with construction workers and fellow drivers.
There are no full property acquisitions as part of the project. However, there are some locations along the 16-miles of the project where OCTA will require temporary construction easements or partial acquisitions.