The week of Nov. 12, crews will continue work to construct the northbound I-5 Florence Avenue on-ramp and the adjacent sound wall. Construction activities will include (but not limited to) backfilling using a vibratory roller, forming sections of the wall, and pouring concrete.
A portion of the sidewalk on Longworth Avenue, adjacent to the northbound I-5, has been closed to accommodate sound wall reconstruction. A chain link fence has been installed to close this area of the sidewalk from public access through the end of 2017. The sidewalk will be restored once sound wall construction is complete. While the sidewalk is being reconstructed, the sidewalk across the street from this work is open and accessible for public use.
At the end of November (exact date TBD), crews are preparing to move into the next stage of construction on the Florence Avenue bridge (Stage 2 Phase 1). In this stage, traffic will be shifted onto the newly constructed south half of the Florence Avenue bridge and there will be two lanes for westbound traffic and one lane for eastbound traffic. In addition, crews will begin reconstructing the intersection of Orr and Day Road at Florence Avenue. Please note, there will be no access to Orr and Day Road from Florence Avenue for approximately two months (weather permitting), while the intersection is being reconstructed. The new temporary traffic configuration for Stage 2 Phase 1 is shown on the map below; closure areas are shown in red. To view all of the construction staging maps for the Florence Avenue bridge, visit the Florence Avenue page.