FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 22, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713/Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
Freeway Construction On Hold For Thanksgiving
No closures anticipated on projects throughout the holiday weekend in Orange County
ORANGE – Drivers traveling Orange County freeways will enjoy easier rides to Thanksgiving feasts as Orange County Transportation Authority construction project closures will be suspended for the holiday weekend.
Closures associated with the West County Connectors, SR-91 widening and SR-57 lane addition projects will be halted by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will not take place through Sunday, Dec. 1. Regular construction schedules and associated closures will resume on Monday, Dec. 2.
The Thanksgiving Weekend is among the busiest travel periods of the year on Orange County freeways and OCTA wants help people get to their destinations and enjoy time with family and friends.
The freeway projects represent nearly $450 million in improvements and when completed will enhance traffic flow and safety for hundreds of thousands of drivers that travel along Orange County’s freeways each day.
For more information or to sign up to receive construction alerts, the public can call the construction helpline at (800) 724-0353 or visit the following websites:
- West County Connectors – www.octa.net/westcounty
- SR-91 Widening Project – www.octa.net/91alerts
- SR-57 Northbound Lane Addition – www.octa.net/sr57
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