In the coming weeks, crews will continue work to reconstruct the south half of the Ortega Highway bridge and will complete several concrete pours as well as begin to erect falsework as early as the week of Oct. 13, according to Caltrans.
Falsework is a temporary structure used in construction to support spanning or arched structures, such as bridges, to hold it in place until the structure can sufficiently support itself.
nighttime closures of the I-5 will be necessary to safely facilitate the
construction of the bridge falsework. Nighttime closures of the northbound and
southbound I-5 will not take place simultaneously, with only one direction of
the freeway being closed at any given time. Specific closure schedules will be
provided in future construction alerts.
Here are the closures scheduled for this week, through Oct. 5.
Northbound I-5 freeway between Camino Capistrano and Junipero Serra Road, 10-5 nightly from Monday through Thursday.
Southbound I-5 freeway between Junipero Serra Road and Camino Capistrano from 10-5 nightly Monday through Thursday. .
Northbound I-5 onramp from Ortega Highway closed 11-5 nightly, Monday through Thursday
Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Ortega Highway closed midnight-5 a.m. nightly Monday through Thursday.
Southbound I-5 onramp from Ortega Highway closed 11-5 nightly on Monday and Wednesday.
Southbound I-5 off-ramp to Ortega Highway closed midnight-5 nightly Monday through Thursday.