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Slater Street / 405 Bridge Demolition Alert

by: Fountain Valley PIO
Posted: September 24, 2018

FOUNTAIN VALLEY...OCTA recently announced that the Slater Avenue Bridge, between Brookhurst and Bushard, will be completely demolished and rebuilt in one phase, not two as originally planned. Starting Friday, September 21, 2018, at 1:00 a.m., the Slater Avenue Bridge will be closed to ALL traffic, including vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians, and will remain closed for approximately 12 months.

The City of Fountain Valley will be working with OCTA on implementing detour plans, including striping modifications at adjacent intersections and signal timing adjustments to accommodate the closure. In addition, OCTA is working with the local school districts, especially Huntington Beach Union High School District regarding Fountain Valley High School and Valley Vista High School, on a bussing/shuttle service plan to address students that currently walk or bicycle to school over the Slater Avenue Bridge. For complete details and the most up-to-date information, visit OCTA’s website at

Drivers are strongly encouraged to allow extra time to get where they are going, find alternate routes ahead of time and be patient with one another. 

Student shuttle services for Slater closure will start on Monday, September 24. Here are the specifics of the service:

·         Times: 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

·         Stops: Slater and Starfish (east of I-405) and at Slater and Dolphin (west of I-405); see attached map.

·         Vehicle: Nine-passenger van; shuttle driver will make a continuous loop along the route.

·         Requirements: Service is limited to students with a valid student ID, which they will be required to present upon boarding.

·         Additional information: The shuttle will not be equipped for bicycles; bicyclists should use the recommended detour.

·         Cost: There is no charge to use the shuttle service.

Please note that OCTA will make adjustments as needed to accommodate additional students, adding a second or third van if necessary.

Parents can contact OCTA at or 888-400-8994 with questions or concerns.

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