FLORENCE AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT – Week of Dec 3, 2017

 

Beginning Monday night, Dec. 4, crews will begin three nights of construction activity to demolish the north half of the Florence Avenue bridge at I-5. 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 and Southbound I-5 will be closed nightly between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4 through Wednesday, Dec. 6, between I-605 and Norwalk Boulevard.

  • Northbound I-5 Detour: Exit northbound I-5 at Norwalk Boulevard off-ramp, west on Norwalk Boulevard / San Antonio Drive, west on Firestone Boulevard to the northbound I-605 on-ramp. Transition from northbound I-605 back onto I-5.
  • Southbound I-5 Detour: Southbound I-5 traffic will be directed onto southbound I-605, exit at Firestone Boulevard, east on Firestone Boulevard, east on Imperial Highway, south on southbound Frontage Road to the southbound I-5 on-ramp.

In addition, Florence Avenue will be closed  to all traffic in both directions (between Studebaker Road and Orr and Day Road), nightly between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4 through Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Here is the map of alternate routes to use while Florence Avenue is closed overnight on Monday, Nov. 27.

Finally, Northbound and Southbound I-605 connectors to Southbound I-5 will also be closed nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4 through Wednesday Dec. 6: 

  • Northbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 Detour: Motorists will exit northbound I-605 at Imperial Highway off-ramp, east on Imperial Highway, south on SB Frontage Road to access the southbound I-5 on-ramp.
  • Southbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 Detour: 

Motorists will continue on southbound I-605, exit Firestone Boulevard off-ramp, east on Firestone Boulevard, east on Imperial Highway, south on SB Frontage Road to access southbound I-5 on-ramp.

Crews have resumed pile driving activity for the retaining wall adjacent to the northbound I-5 Florence Avenue on-ramp. Please be advised this work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration and pounding related to pile driving activity, and construction lighting (if equipment needs to be moved at nighttime). Pile driving activity will be ongoing for approximately twelve weeks and will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. While pile driving will only be performed during the day, night crews may move equipment to reposition the pile driving rig within the work area.

Crews will continue work to construct the northbound I-5 Florence Avenue on-ramp and the adjacent sound wall. Work will be ongoing at the south end of the sound wall, nearest Florence Avenue. Construction activities will include (but not limited to) backfilling using a vibratory roller, forming sections of the wall, and pouring concrete.

Crews have moved into the next stage of construction on the Florence Avenue bridge (Stage 2 Phase 1). Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed south half of the Florence Avenue bridge and the new lane configuration includes two lanes for westbound traffic and one lane for eastbound traffic.

In addition to the new lane configuration, crews have begun reconstructing the intersection of Orr and Day Road at Florence Avenue, to accommodate the new higher elevation of the Florence Avenue bridge. Please note, the intersection of Orr and Day Road, from Longworth Avenue to Florence Avenue, has been closed for approximately two months (weather permitting), as of Tuesday, Nov. 28. While the intersection is closed, motorists will be directed to use an alternate route, as shown on the map below.

The new temporary traffic configuration on Florence Avenue 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.

Finally, during Stage 2 Phase 1 construction, there is a temporary pedestrian route along the south side of Florence Avenue. Pedestrians can follow the route outlined in green on the map below. To explore the pedestrian route, click on the map below.

 

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