FLORENCE AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT – Week of February 12, 2017

Drainage system installation and construction along Longworth Avenue between Harvest Avenue and Orr and Day Road (adjacent to northbound I-5), should be completed soon. Work is being conducted weekdays between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and is expected to take one to two weeks to complete.

Crews will be performing signal work at Florence Avenue and Orr and Day Road, intermittently over the next two weeks, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This work will require lane reductions on Florence Avenue at Orr and Day Road; please expect delays and use an alternate route if possible.

Pile driving operations are temporarily on hold along northbound I-5 at Florence Avenue and will resume in early 2017.

In late-February or early-March (exact date TBD) the contractor will begin work to reconstruct the Florence Avenue bridge over I-5. The bridge will be reconstructed one half at a time, to accommodate the widening of I-5 below the bridge. To accomplish this work, Florence Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Orr and Day Road and Fairford Avenue, for approximately two years. The Florence Avenue on-ramp to northbound I-5 will also be closed during that time. The diagram below outlines the first stage of bridge construction (which will take approximately nine to 12 months to complete), including the temporary lane configuration, related ramp closures, and pedestrian access. To view all construction staging maps for Florence Avenue, visit the project page.

Heavy traffic and delays are expected in the area surrounding Florence Avenue at I-5 once this work begins; motorists are urged to use alternative routes whenever possible. To view all alternative route maps, visit the project page.

ALTERNATE ROUTES – Florence Avenue Bridge Reconstruction

PDF Map Downloads are Below

Florence Alternative Route Eastbound (blue).pdf
Florence Alternative Route Northbound (green).pdf
Florence Alternative Route Westbound (purple).pdf

Additional information, including the date the contractor plans to start this work, will be widely publicized as soon as it becomes available.