Rosecrans Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue Bridge

I-5 (Santa Ana Freeway) Southbound Lane and Ramp Closures For Three Nights Next Week

(Norwalk) — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today announced scheduled overnight lane and ramp closures on southbound I-5 (Santa Ana Freeway) the nights of Monday, Dec. 4, Tuesday, Dec. 5, and Wed., Dec. 6 to replace panels on the overhead freeway signs and to modify the sign structure on the Rosecrans Avenue off ramp.

The closures are subject to change and are scheduled as follows:

  • Beginning Monday night, Dec. 4:
    Southbound I-5 from Norwalk Blvd. to Carmenita Road – up to two lanes closed (11 p.m. to 5 a.m.). At least one lane will remain open at all times.
  • Beginning Tuesday night, Dec. 5:
    Rosecrans Avenue off ramp from southbound I-5 closed (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Exit at southbound Carmenita Rd. off ramp.
  • Beginning Wednesday night, Dec. 6:
    Rosecrans Avenue off ramp from southbound I-5 closed (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Exit at southbound Carmenita Rd. off ramp.

These closures are scheduled for three separate nights and will re-open each morning.

Crews have begun work to reconstruct N. Firestone Boulevard, between the main entrance of Norwalk Village Mobile Home Park and Rosecrans Avenue. In order to reconstruct the street, the main driveway for the Norwalk Village Mobile Home Park will be closed to all traffic through mid-January 2018. While this driveway is closed, access to enter and exit the community will be maintained via the back driveway near the storage lot. There will be no through access to Rosecrans Avenue from N. Firestone Boulevard, while this work is being conducted. The closure area is shown on the map below in red; the detour route is shown in green.

Project Overview

The Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) high occupancy vehicle (HOV) / Rosecrans and Bloomfield Avenue Bridges
Project extends from Shoemaker Avenue to Silverbow Avenue in the City of Norwalk. The project will widen one mile of I-5 to add one High Occupancy Vehicle Lane (also known as HOV or car pool lane) and one general purpose lane in each direction. Three bridges will be reconstructed to accommodate the widened freeway, including Shoemaker, Rosecrans and Bloomfield avenues, as well as a pedestrian overcrossing at Silverbow Avenue.

The Rosecrans and Bloomfield Avenue Project includes shoulder widening, concrete median barriers, new
ramp designs and realignment to Firestone Boulevard.

Caltrans is committed to keep the public informed about this construction effort. Notices of community meetings and updated construction advisories will be posted on this website periodically. Thank you for your patience. For more information, please call toll-free (855) 454-6335.

Project Map

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