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Clinton's OC Visit Means Street Closures in Santa Ana Today

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For anyone living, working, or heading into Santa Ana's civic center today, be aware that there will be street closures and public transit route changes due to the visit of former President Bill Clinton, according to the OC Register.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the free, public campaign rally today, for which Clinton is the headliner. He will join "Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Mayor Miguel Pulido at 3 p.m. on the south steps of the Old Orange County Courthouse." Local authorities are preparing for 500-1500 attendees.

Closures and route changes are as follows:

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Four major roads in the area will be closed from 1 p.m. until the end of the rally around 4:15 p.m.: Sycamore Street (from Civic Center Boulevard to Fifth Street), Civic Center Boulevard (from Main Street to Broadway), Santa Ana Boulevard (from Main Street to Broadway) and Broadway (from Santa Ana Boulevard to Civic Center Boulevard). The Orange County Transportation Authority plans to detour five bus lines around the road closures from 1 to 5 p.m. They are: the 83 (Anaheim-Laguna Hills), 145 (Santa Ana-Costa Mesa), 206 (Santa Ana-Lake Forest Express), 462 (the Depot at Santa Ana-Civic Center) and 757 (Pomona-Santa Ana Express).

The CHP may conduct rolling off-ramp closures of the I-5, however they would not specify their plans. If you expect to be on the I-5 through Santa Ana this afternoon, be prepared for delays.