Valley View Ave. Interchange Project – Week of Apr. 20 – Apr. 27, 2018

 Construction on this project is 26% complete.

Projected dates:
Completion of first half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Approximately March of 2019.
Completion of second half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Approximately December of 2020.
Completion of entire I-5 Valley View Ave. Interchange project: Approximately early 2021.


Northbound and southbound I-5 between Artesia Blvd. and Valley View Ave. one lane will be open in each direction from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. to shift lanes and move K-rail on the nights of Sunday, Apr. 22 and repeating Monday Apr. 23. Depending on the progress of the work, a third night of lane closures may be necessary on Tuesday, Apr. 24.

Please be aware that crews will also be striping lanes on I-5 for a separate project funded by SB-1 next week.  Up to three lanes of I-5 are scheduled to be closed in both directions between I-605 and Washington Blvd. from 11 p.m to 5 a.m. Monday Apr. 23 and possibly repeating the nights of Tuesday, Apr. 24 and Wednesday, Apr. 25.

These closures are scheduled for separate nights and will re-open each morning. Please check our Caltrans District 7 Twitter page for updates at Also, please go to our Planned Lane Closure web page for confirmation of each night’s closures at .

Alternates: use westbound State Route 91 (Artesia Freeway) to northbound I-710 (Long Beach Freeway) as an alternate northbound route; and southbound I-710 to eastbound SR-91 as an alternate southbound route.


Crews constructed bridge support framework (falsework) across lanes of I-5 this past week (below):


Workers continued constructing the pedestrian walkway and barrier rails along the slab bridge between Arbor Place and Park Place (below):


Grading at Park Place and Arbor Place (below):    


The future Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 (below):


Part of the Valley View Ave. Bridge at Valley View Ave. and Arbor Place (below):


Crews began preliminary construction
 of a new driveway for the self-storage facility on Arbor Place located west of the ramp to the Valley View Bridge this week. This may involve intermittent lane blockages with some flagging, but traffic will always be permitted access along Arbor Place and into the self-storage facility. Photo below: 


Valley View Ave. will be elevated to meet with the new Valley View Ave. Bridge. In turn, N. Firestone Blvd. will be elevated to meet Valley View Ave. In preparation for these modifications, N. Firestone Blvd. is now reduced to one lane in each direction between Gateway Dr. and Valley View Ave. Trucks over 2,500 lbs. and /or 25′ long are not permitted. Click “play” arrow below:

Trucks 2500 lbs. or more and / or at least 25’ long will not be permitted to:
• Drive on N. Firestone Blvd. between Valley View Ave. and Gateway Dr.
• Turn left or right onto N. Firestone Blvd. from Valley View Ave.
• Turn left from the northbound I-5 Valley View Ave. exit ramp at Gateway Dr.
to access Valley View. They must turn right onto N. Firestone Blvd.

Access to all local businesses will remain open.

Through the remainder of this project, there will be recurring closures of:
N. Firestone Blvd. between Valley View Ave. and Gateway Dr.
Valley View Ave. between Alondra Blvd. and Park Place.
Access to businesses within those closure parameters will ALWAYS be permitted. Secure the attention of workers on scene to allow access, if necessary.

As of 1 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018, N. Firestone Boulevard is CLOSED between Knott Avenue and Trojan Way in La Mirada until at least April of 2019 to prepare for the widening of I-5 and to allow demolition and reconstruction of the bridge over Coyote Creek. N. Firestone Boulevard will be rebuilt to the east. See below:


Questions and Answers:
1. Will N. Firestone Blvd. also be rebuilt between Trojan Way and the I-5 on ramp?
Yes, but access between those two points will remain open during construction. The reconstruction will occur without a long-term closure.

2. When N. Firestone Blvd. is re-opened between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way, will traffic signals be installed at those two intersections?
The construction plans currently provide for stop signs only. Any changes would need to be requested by the city.


: Due to the dynamic nature of construction, please note that all dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather.

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