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Caltrans Construction Alert
Beach Blvd (SR-39) and Whittier Blvd (SR-72)

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a $4.3-million rehabilitation construction project on SR-39 and SR-72 (Beach and Whittier boulevards) on September 21, 2009 through January 5, 2010.

Work will consist of restriping and bridge widening on Beach Boulevard just north of Imperial Highway for a needed sidewalk. Installation of traffic light signal poles and minimal drain pipes also will be performed.

For the month of October, traffic on Whittier Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in both directions from 9 PM to 5 AM Monday through Friday. From October through November traffic on Whittier Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes both directions for asphalt installation from 8 PM to 10 PM Monday through Friday. It will eventually be reduced to one lane from 10 PM to 6 AM Monday through Friday.

The bridge widening phase will take effect beginning the end of September through January 2010 on Beach Boulevard north of the (SR-91) Imperial Highway, although traffic flow will not be affected. No weekend work is scheduled in any phase of the project but it subject to change.

Caltrans crews will post signs and portable changeable message signs to advise motorists of delays and to guide the public about any necessary detours. Upon completion of the project, motorists will enjoy a smoother roadway. Every effort will be made to minimize the impacts of construction to residents and businesses.

In a construction zone, motorists are reminded to “slow for the cone zone”, be alert, and proceed with caution.

For information about this project, or any other freeway project in Orange County, contact the Office of Public information at (949) 724-2000, the Orange County Transportation Helpline at 1-800-724-0353 or log on to Caltrans website at

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