ROSECRANS Ave & BLOOMFIELD Ave Bridge Project – Week of July 24, 2016

This week, crews will be removing and installing shoring and adjusting k-rail along Rosecrans Avenue. This work will require full nighttime closures of Rosecrans Avenue (to motorists and pedestrians) in both directions underneath I-5, nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29. 

After completing the traffic shift along northbound I-5, motorists are now driving on the newly constructed center lanes of the freeway. In addition to performing the traffic shift, crews permanently closed the old northbound I-5 on-ramp at Rosecrans Avenue. A new northbound on-ramp will be reconstructed with access directly from Rosecrans Avenue and will open in 2017. In the meantime, motorists can use the newly reopened northbound I-5 on-ramp at Carmenita Road or the existing northbound on-ramps at Norwalk Boulevard or Imperial Highway.

Rosecrans Avenue will be closed to all through traffic (to motorists and pedestrians) in both directions underneath I-5, from 9 p.m. Friday, July 22 to 5 a.m. Saturday, July 23, as crews complete demolition work on the old Rosecrans Avenue bridge. 

In addition, the northbound I-5 off-ramp at Rosecrans Avenue will also be closed during this time, as well as N. Firestone Boulevard, between Rosecrans Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue / Markdale Avenue. Changeable message signs will be placed in the field in advance of these closures to notify motorists and residents adjacent to this work will be notified in advance as well. The closure areas are shown on the map below in red; motorists will be directed to follow the detour routes highlighted in green. For additional information regarding these closures, please visit the project Google map or view at page bottom.

 

All bridge demolition activity must be conducted at night, when Rosecrans Avenue can be closed to traffic, to ensure the safety of crews and the traveling public. Please be advised, demolition activity may be loud and disruptive due to concrete demolition, heavy equipment, truck back-up alarms and related construction noise. 

Pile driving activity is underway adjacent to the northbound I-5, from the northbound I-5 Rosecrans Avenue off-ramp to just south of the Silverbow Avenue pedestrian overcrossing. This work will be conducted intermittently for the next several months, weekdays (Monday through Friday), between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. While this work is underway, flaggers will be on site to direct traffic, while crews transfer piles from the contractor’s yard onto the construction site. While transferring piles, portions of Bloomfield Avenue, between Rosecrans Avenue and Markdale Avenue may be temporarily blocked during the daytime.

Pile driving activity is needed as crews construct structure foundations for the new retaining walls and soundwalls in the project area. Please be advised this work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration and pounding related to pile driving activity. Additional information will be provided as this work nears.

 

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