Calif. freeway reopens ahead of schedule

August 19, 2013 • Business

A photo released by Orange County Transportation Authority shows work along a 4-mile strip of Interstate 405 in Orange County, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. It expected to reopen earlier than expected Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Orange County Transportation Authority, Ryan Malone)

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A section of one of Southern California’s busiest freeways reopened ahead of schedule Sunday, ending the threat of historic traffic snarls after workers finished demolishing an old bridge.

The day was not hassle-free. Syrupy, but moving, traffic was reported along detour routes that helped drivers navigate around the closed strip of Interstate 405. As many as 300,000 vehicles pass through the stretch of freeway on a typical weekend Login to read more

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