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Posted on: August 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Talbert & Bushard Bridge Closures. What you need to know!


The I-405 Improvement Project will reopen Slater Avenue Bridge on August 29 to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Surrounding work will be ongoing for landscaping after the bridge is open. That same night of the opening of Slater Avenue Bridge, Talbert Avenue and Bushard Street Bridges will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic in preparation for demolition and reconstruction. Utility relocation has been ongoing for these bridges for the last few weeks. Crews have also been clearing the trees and groundcover in the area in preparation for the demolition.


Wednesday, August 28 from 9:00 pm – 6:00 am (Thursday morning August 29)

  • Slater Bridge - closed 
  • Bushard Street Bridge - closed
  • Talbert Avenue Bridge - closed (access to SB I-405 on-ramp @ Talbert open)

This is to facilitate electrical work at the surrounding traffic signals to prepare for the opening of Slater and closure of Bushard and Talbert Bridges

Thursday, August 29 from 9:00 pm

  • Slater Bridge - closed until approximately midnight. Slater will be open to all traffic at approximately 12:00 am
  • Bushard Street Bridge - closed for approximately 1 year
  • Talbert Avenue Bridge - closed for approximately 1 year

Talbert Bridge:
Beginning approximately, 9:00 pm on Thursday, August 29, the Talbert Avenue Bridge will be closed to all traffic for a period of approximately 1 year. During this time, access to the SB I-405 on ramp at Talbert will be available for the next several months until toward the end of the bridge reconstruction. At that point the on ramp will be closed for approx. six weeks to allow for the tie-in of the ramp to the new bridge and street improvements. Once complete, Talbert will be widening to provide for three lanes in each direction as well as shoulders and standard sidewalks. During the 1 year closure, access to/from Talbert will be maintained to adjacent properties such as the Claim Jumper commercial center, the LA Fitness/Black Angus center and Mike Thompson RV Trailer.

Bushard Street Bridge:

Beginning approximately 9:00 pm onThursday, August 29, the Bushard Bridge will be closed to all traffic for a period of approximately 1 year. The improvements do not include any additional travel lanes (still two in each direction) but do include standard width sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides as well as a wider striped median for better separation of traffic. During the 1 year closure, access from Bushard will be maintained to adjacent properties such as the Corte Bella Apartments, the residential tract at La Luna, and the commercial center and business center properties north of the bridge.

For information on detours, closures, major construction activities, full freeway closures, and bridge demolitions please visit or contact the 405 Community Outreach Team at (888) 400-8994 or

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