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Expect Closures on the 5 Freeway in Norwalk Through Thursday

The freeway closures will allow for digging and shoring for footings for the new Florence Avenue overpass

More overnight freeway closures will greet late night and early morning drivers on the 5 Freeway in Norwalk, Caltrans officials said Monday.

The state has scheduled overnight full freeway closures of the southbound 5 Freeway from the 605 Freeway to Norwalk Boulevard. The closures started overnight and will continue through Thursday night.

Starting at 9 p.m. each night, ramps from either direction of the 605 Freeway to the 5 south will be closed. Then at 11 p.m., all lanes of the 5 south will be closed. All ramps and lanes are scheduled to be reopened by 5 a.m.

Northbound traffic will not face detours.

Although detour signs will be up in the area, the best detour will be on the south 605 and to the east 91 freeways, officials said.

This week's closures are to allow for digging and shoring for footings for the new Florence Avenue overpass. Caltrans and Metro are investing $1.9 billion in completely rebuilding and widening the 65-year-old freeway.

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