This project is 75% complete.
Projected date of completion for the Florence Ave. Bridge: Early 2020.
Open to traffic: Early 2020.
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The contractor has demolished the old freeway lanes in the median of I-5 south of the Florence Ave. Bridge. They will now lower the roadway surface up to four feet passing under the bridge before repaving. Then construction of the second half of the Florence Ave. Bridge will begin. In the next week, the contractor will set up a “crusher” conveyor that will crush all of the concrete and asphalt that has been demolished into small aggregate that will be recycled to create base for the new lanes. Photos below from March 5 and March 12:
The blacktop surface has been poured for the next section of the Florence Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5. Construction of new lanes on the northbound side of I-5 approaching I-605 and the connector ramp from northbound I-5 to northbound I-605 progresses. Construction of the retaining wall separating the on ramp and connector ramps continues. Photos below from February 21 and February 26:
Photos of the Florence Ave. loop on ramp to the southbound I-5 from February 12:
The concrete batch plant south of Florence Ave. and west of Orr & Day Dr. has been permanently moved.
Orr & Day Rd. south of Florence Ave., the Florence Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5, and the Florence Ave. off ramp from northbound I-5 will all remain closed until the second half of the Florence Ave. Bridge is complete. This is per request by the cities of Downey and Santa Fe Springs, to minimize traffic congestion until the three additional bridge lanes are provided to handle the increase in vehicles. Construction of the second half of the bridge is projected to begin by late summer.