FLORENCE AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT – Week of March 5, 2017

Crews are drilling CIDH piles for the Orr and Day railroad bridge, on the freeway. This work will be ongoing for approximately three weeks and will be conducted during the daytime.

Florence Avenue Nighttime Bridge Demolition at I-5 | Beginning Sunday, March 5

Florence Avenue will be closed to all traffic in both directions, between Studebaker Road and Orr and Day Road, from 8 p.m. Sunday, March 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 6 and then nightly between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., beginning Monday, March 6 for approximately two weeks. On Sunday night, March 5 crews will re-stripe Florence Avenue at I-5 to the new lane configuration (one lane in each direction); nightly closures will continue while crews demolish half of the Florence Avenue bridge at night for approximately two weeks.

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.  

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Florence Avenue Bridge Lane Reduction at I-5 | Beginning Monday, March 6

On Monday, March 6 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 close for approximately two years, on Monday, March 6. The Florence Avenue bridge is being reconstructed one half at a time to accommodate the widening of I-5 below the bridge.

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.

Florence Avenue Bridge Lane Reduction at I-5 | Beginning Monday, March 6, 2017

On Monday night, March 6 crews will begin two weeks of nighttime work to demolish half of the Florence Avenue Bridge at I-5. Northbound and Southbound I-5 will be closed between I-605 and Norwalk Boulevard, nightly beginning *Monday night, March 6 for approximately two weeks. Please be advised this work may be loud and disruptive due to construction equipment, concrete demolition, back-up alarms and other related activities.

  • Northbound I-5 will be closed between midnight and 5 a.m.
    DETOUR (shown in green on the map below): Exit NB I-5 at Norwalk Blvd. off-ramp; west on Adoree St., west on Imperial Hwy., west on Firestone Blvd. to NB I-605 on-ramp. Transition from NB I-605 back onto NB I-5.
  • Southbound I-5 will be closed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
    DETOUR (shown in blue on the map below):  SB I-5 traffic will be directed onto SB I-605 and exit at Firestone Blvd., east on Firestone Blvd., east on Imperial Hwy., south on SB Frontage Rd. to access the SB I-5 on-ramp.

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