Started: Late 2011Completed: Late 2016Cost: $380 million100
The Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) Carmenita Road Interchange Project, in the cities of Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk replaced and reconstructed the existing two-lane overcrossing with a 10-lane (five lanes in each direction) structure. The project reconfigured the on and off ramps and realigned the following frontage roads: Firestone Boulevard, Freeway Drive, Carmenita Road, Arctic Circle, Molette Street and Excelsior Drive.
The project also widened I-5 from Alondra Boulevard to Shoemaker Avenue by adding one High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or car pool lane, and one general purpose lane in each direction. It also widened the shoulder and constructed a median barrier.
- Improving overall traffic circulation on the interchange and ramps
- Enhancing Safety
- Adding car pool lanes
- Revitalizing our I-5 community