FLORENCE AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT – Week of July 16, 2017

On Monday, July 17, crews will begin work to reconstruct the intersection of Fairford Avenue at Florence Avenue. Fairford Avenue must be reconstructed to meet the higher elevation of the new Florence Avenue Bridge. Crews will close Fairford Avenue to through traffic between Dollison Drive and Florence Avenue, beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, July 17. Fairford Avenue will remain closed for reconstruction through early 2018. Fairford Avenue will be closed between Dollison Drive and Florence Avenue; the closure area is shown in red on the map below. The detour route is highlighted in blue.

Work next week will require full nighttime closures of northbound and southbound I-5, between Norwalk Blvd. and I-605, as well as a closure on Florence Avenue.

On Sunday night, July 16 the following closures are scheduled for falsework construction activities. This work is not expected to generate excessive noise or disruption.

  • Northbound I-5 will be closed between Norwalk Boulevard and I-605 from 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 16 to 5 a.m., Monday, July 17
    DETOUR
    : Motorists will exit northbound I-5 at Norwalk Boulevard off-ramp, proceed west on Adoree Street, turn left on Imperial Highway, turn right on Firestone Boulevard and proceed to the northbound I-605 on-ramp; then transition onto northbound I-5.
  • Southbound I-5 will be closed between I-605 and Norwalk Boulevard, from 11 p.m. Sunday, July 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 17 DETOUR: Motorists will be directed onto SB I-605 to exit Firestone Boulevard, east on Firestone Boulevard, east on Imperial Highway, south on Southbound Frontage Road to access the southbound I-5 on-ramp.
On Tuesday night, July 18 the following closures are scheduled so crews can pour the stem and soffit of the new half of the Florence Avenue bridge. This work will include a concrete pump and may be disruptive due to truck back-up alarms, equipment noise and construction lighting.
  • Florence Avenue will be closed between Orr & Day Road and Studebaker Avenue from 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 19. Alternate routes are shown on the map below.

Fence installation, vegetation removal and sound wall removal along the northbound I-5 Florence Avenue on-ramp, adjacent to Longworth Avenue, will continue next week. Once the sound wall removal operation is completed, crews will immediately begin work to construct the new sound wall. A privacy fence has been installed along Longworth Avenue, adjacent to northbound I-5 freeway. This work will be conducted weekdays, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please be advised, this work may be loud and disruptive due to concrete demolition and removal, equipment noise, sound wall construction activities and truck back-up alarms.

Crews have begun 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., and will be ongoing for approximately six to eight weeks.

  • Northbound I-5 will be closed between Norwalk Boulevard and I-605 from 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 19. 
    DETOUR: Motorists will exit northbound I-5 at Norwalk Boulevard off-ramp, proceed west on Adoree Street, turn left on Imperial Highway, turn right on Firestone Boulevard and proceed to the northbound I-605 on-ramp; then transition onto northbound I-5.
  • Southbound I-5 will be closed between I-605 and Norwalk Boulevard, from 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 DETOUR: Motorists will be directed onto SB I-605 to exit Firestone Boulevard, east on Firestone Boulevard, east on Imperial Highway, south on Southbound Frontage Road to access the southbound I-5 on-ramp.
Fence installation, vegetation removal and sound wall removal along the northbound I-5 Florence Avenue on-ramp, adjacent to Longworth Avenue, will continue next week. Once the sound wall removal operation is completed, crews will immediately begin work to construct the new sound wall. A privacy fence has been installed along Longworth Avenue, adjacent to northbound I-5 freeway. This work will be conducted weekdays, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please be advised, this work may be loud and disruptive due to concrete demolition and removal, equipment noise, sound wall construction activities and truck back-up alarms.
Crews have begun 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., and will be ongoing for approximately six to eight weeks.

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