FLORENCE AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT – Week of Aug 13, 2017

Crews have begun work to reconstruct the intersection of Fairford Avenue at Florence Avenue. Fairford Avenue will be reconstructed to meet the higher elevation of the new Florence Avenue Bridge. Fairford Avenue is closed to through traffic between Dollison Drive and Florence Avenue and will remain closed for reconstruction through early 2018. The closure area is shown in red on the map below. The detour route is highlighted in blue.

Crews have begun work to construct the new sound wall along the northbound I-5 Florence Avenue on-ramp, adjacent to Longworth Avenue. Over the next three weeks, crews will continue drilling CIDH (cast in drilled hole) piles along northbound I-5. This operation will be conducted weekdays, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

A portion of the sidewalk on Longworth Avenue, adjacent to the northbound I-5, has been closed to accommodate sound wall reconstruction. A chain link fence has been installed to close this area of the sidewalk from public access through the end of 2017. Crews have begun removing this portion of the sidewalk and the adjoining block wall, as they prepare to reconstruct the freeway sound wall at this location. This work  is currently on hold and will resume soon. Once work resumes, sidewalk/block wall removal work will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and may be intermittently loud and disruptive due to concrete removal activities. The sidewalk will be restored once sound wall construction is complete.

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