Valley View Ave. Interchange Project – December 3 – December 10, 2021

Construction on this project is 84% complete.

Projected dates:
The first half of Valley View Ave. Bridge opened to traffic on Monday, October 7, 2019 with one lane in each direction. A second lane opened to traffic on the southbound side of the Valley View Avenue Bridge on Friday, September 18, 2020. 

Completion of second half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Revised to *mid-2022.
The new Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 opened on September 19, 2020.  
N. Firestone Blvd. reverts to two lanes in each direction east of Valley View Ave.: End of 2021. 
N. Firestone Blvd. re-opened between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way on February 28, 2021.  
New S. Firestone Blvd. running under the Valley View Ave. Bridge opened on July 13, 2020. 
New S. Firestone connector ramp to the Valley View Ave. Bridge opened on February 28. 2021. 
I-5 Valley View Ave. Interchange projected date of completion: Revised to *mid-2022.

By the end of January 2022, possibly sooner, we plan to open the remaining new lanes on the Valley View Ave. Bridge. The bridge will then have three lanes open to traffic in each direction, for a total of six lanes.

 At the same time, we will open the new on ramp connecting the bridge to I-5 southbound lanes.

 The temporary signal that Caltrans installed at the intersection of Park Place and Valley View Ave. will be removed and the intersection will be returned to its original status with no signal and no stop sign. This signal has been a consistent victim of costly vandalization.

An aerial view of the entire Valley View Ave. Interchange project below, including the N. Firestone Blvd. ramp to the bridge (left); the new on ramp to southbound I-5 (right); and a concrete pour for new lanes in the median of I-5 (far right):

 Workers are constructing falsework (temporary frame) for the ramp that will connect S. Firestone Blvd. to the bridge. Updated aerial and ground photos and aerial video below:

 

The contractor continued pouring the final layer of concrete for lanes in the median of I-5 this week. Updated aerial and ground photos and aerial video below:

Workers have been constructing traffic barriers and installing drainage along new lanes in the median of I-5. Photos below:

Workers continue to install lighting fixtures to the unopened sections of the new bridge. Photos below:

 

 

On northbound I-5 there are now four all-purpose traffic lanes on I-5 from north of Valley View Ave. to the Florence Ave. Bridge. Then there are three all purpose lanes, plus two auxiliary lanes connecting to the northbound and southbound I-605. Under the I-605 Bridge, I-5  reverts to four all-purpose lanes, plus a fifth auxiliary lane connecting traffic from I-605 to I-5. Then it reduces again to four all-purpose lanes.

On southbound I-5 there are now five lanes where traffic merges from the I-605 interchange until the Orr & Day railroad overhead. Then it changes to four all-purpose lanes until south of Alondra Boulevard, where it reduces to three lanes approaching the Valley View Avenue interchange project that remains under construction until mid-2022.   

When the Valley View Avenue Project is complete in mid-2022, we will open the additional car pool / HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes to traffic. At that time:

  • On northbound I-5 there will be an HOV lane from Valley View Ave. to the Orr & Day railroad overhead.
  • On southbound I-5 there will be an HOV lane from south of the Florence Ave. Bridge to Valley View Ave.

 

 

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