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Mark Your Calendars for the Orange Crushpocalypse

This is how the world ends. Photo: Torange.biz [1]

First there was Carmageddon [2]in 2011. Then five years later, Southern California drivers had to face Coronageddon [3]. Now, prepare yourselves for the very real, very annoying Orange Crushpocalypse.

The 5 Freeway will be closing for a couple nights in early AugustĀ for the I-5/Main Street Carpool Bridge Demolition. “There will be a full closure on northbound I-5 between SR-55 and SR-22, a full closure on Main Street between Santa Clara Avenue and Main Place Drive, partial closure on southbound I-5 between Gene Autry Way to Main Street, as well as various on and off ramp closures,” Santa Ana city officials said in a July 24 news release.

Here’s the full closure schedule:

Friday night, Aug. 2, 2019
Main Street: Full closure, Santa Clara Avenue to Main Place Drive (10 p.m. to 10 a.m.)
NB I-5: Full closure, SR-55 to SR-22 (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
NB SR-55 connector to NB I-5: Full closure (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
NB SR-55 carpool connector to NB I-5: Full closure (10 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
NB SR-57 carpool connector to NB I-5: Full closure (Midnight to 8 a.m.)

Saturday night, Aug. 3, 2019
NB I-5: Full closure, SR-55 to SR-22 (11 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
NB SR-55 connector to NB I-5: Full closure (11 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
NB SR-55 carpool connector to NB I-5: Full closure (10 p.m. to 10 a.m.)
NB SR-57 carpool connector to NB I-5: Full closure (Midnight to 10 a.m.)

You can also click here [4] for theĀ Orange County Transportation Authority [5]‘s interactive map of the freeway closures.