On Friday night, July 10 crews will begin work to demolish the old Carmenita Road bridge. The bridge demolition operation will require approximately three weeks of nightly full freeway closures on northbound and southbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue; work will be conducted during nightly shifts, between midnight and 5 a.m. (Monday through Thursday nights) and between midnight and 7 a.m. (Friday and Saturday nights). Please note, the contractor will close both directions of the freeway each night; northbound and southbound I-5 will be closed between Valley View Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue.
In addition to the full freeway closures, the westbound SR-91 connector to northbound I-5 (during northbound I-5 full closure) and the southbound I-605 connector to southbound I-5 (during southbound I-5 full closure) will also be closed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. (Monday through Thursday nights) and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Friday and Saturday nights).
On Friday, July 10 demolition activity will require a full closure of northbound and southbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue, from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 7:01 a.m. Saturday, July 11. On Saturday, July 11 crews will close northbound and southbound I-5 between Rosecrans Avenue and Valley View Avenue, from midnight to 7 a.m. Visit the project Google map for detailed detour information and a weekly schedule of closures related to bridge demolition activity.
The intersection of Excelsior Drive and Carmenita Road is closed temporarily, while the intersection is reconstructed to tie in with the new bridge. Also, the northbound I-5 Carmenita Road off-ramp has been temporarily reconfigured. Motorists that exit northbound I-5 at Carmenita will be directed to turn right on Excelsior Drive, left on Spring Avenue and left on Pumice Street to access Carmenita Road. Click the map below for more information regarding the new off-ramp configuration.
As a result of the traffic shift onto the new Carmenita bridge, the traffic pattern at the intersection of Firestone Boulevard and Carmenita Road has been temporarily detoured; motorists exiting southbound I-5 at Carmenita will only be permitted to continue straight on Firestone. In addition, traffic on Firestone Boulevard, between Carmenita Road and Alondra Boulevard is temporarily restricted to one-way, southbound traffic only.