News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


Subject :

Full Road Closure on Sand Canyon
Closure will take place near I-5 from May 10-20
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077

IRVINE, CA (April 29, 2013): A full road closure will be in effect on Sand Canyon Avenue near the I-5 from 8 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 20.

I-5 on-ramps and off-ramps will remain OPEN during this period for traffic traveling to the Orange County Great Park or points further north along Sand Canyon toward Trabuco Road, Irvine Boulevard and beyond. I-5 traffic also can visit Old Town Irvine businesses, which remain open at Burt Road during this period.

Work continues on the Sand Canyon Undercrossing Project, which when completed in 2014 will allow traffic to move freely below the railroad tracks. During this period of full road closure of Sand Canyon Avenue between Burt Road and Oak Canyon/Laguna Canyon Road, detours have been mapped for local businesses and visitors. For those who use the I-5 in either direction with the intent to travel south along Sand Canyon Avenue, or who drive up Sand Canyon from the 405 Freeway area: The major thoroughfares of Jeffrey Road and Irvine Center Drive will provide the most convenient alternatives. Click here for the detour map. Information: 855-777-SAND or

For bicyclists, all detour surface roads provide on-street bike lanes to accommodate traffic during the full road closure.

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit