Florence Avenue Interchange Project – May 24 – May 31, 2019

This project is 78% complete.
Projected date of completion for the Florence Ave. Bridge: Early 2020.
Open to traffic: Early 2020. 

Also, please go to our Twitter page at twitter.com/My5LA for project updates.

There are no lane or street closures scheduled for the week of May 24 through May 31. 

I-5 Scheduled Overnight Lane & Full Freeway Closures – Norwalk Blvd. to I-605 (Week of May 19):

11 p.m. Sunday, May 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 20:
• Northbound and southbound I-5 all lanes and corresponding ramps closed from Norwalk Blvd. to I-605.
• To re-stripe lanes, drill foundation for freeway sign structure, and shift traffic to the new connector from northbound I-5 to I-605.  

Northbound traffic will exit at the Norwalk Blvd. off ramp and detour onto westbound Imperial Highway to northbound I-605 back to northbound I-5.

Southbound I-5 traffic will be detoured onto southbound I-605, exit on Imperial Highway eastbound to the southbound frontage road that rejoins I-5 at San Antonio Dr.

11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night Monday, May 20 through the night of Thursday, May 23:
• Southbound I-5 two right lanes closed from I-605 to Norwalk Blvd.  
• To drill foundation for freeway sign structure and demolish a sound wall.  

Alternate route: Westbound State Route 91 (Artesia Freeway) to northbound I-605 to northbound I-5; or the reverse.

Please go to our Planned Lane Closure web page for confirmation of closures each night at https://lcswebreports-new.dot.ca.gov/SearchPreAction.do?district=7. Also watch for updates at twitter.com/My5LA.

Photos below show workers finalizing concrete work on new retaining wall along northbound I-5 connector to I-605, excavating along connector road, and new blacktop on new Florence Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5 on May 14:

Click below to view videos of work in progress on the Florence Avenue Interchange Project April 30:

Crane placing form on rebar frame of traffic barrier along Florence Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5:

Workers pouring and finishing lean concrete base on new Florence Avenue on ramp to northbound I-5:

Crew works on barrier rail along top of retaining wall between Florence Ave. on ramp to NB I-5 (above) from I-5 connector to I-605 (below):

A view of the new blacktop on the northbound I-5 connector to I-605, panning north:

 

Aerial views of I-5 south of Florence Ave. Bridge, facing north:

The contractor poured the first layer of concrete (lean concrete base or LCB) on the connector from northbound I-5 to I-605 and then poured the final blacktop. Photos below:

Workers poured and leveled another layer of lean concrete base for the next section of the Florence Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5. Then they spray a white sealant over the LCB. Photos below from April 30:

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. 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:

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. 

 

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