CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2013 |
Nearly a year of preparations and warnings to commuters are being tested now with the 9 p.m. closure of a four-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway in Orange County. Transportation officials hope to avoid traffic jobs from the 20-hour closure, dubbed "Bridge Bash" after the demolition of a 50-year-old bridge that connects the 405 and 22 freeways. Ted Nguyen, a spokesman for the Orange County Transportation Authority, said crews and officials met about an hour before the closure to hash out final instructions.