Valley View Ave. Interchange Project – May 29, 2020 – June 5, 2020

Construction on this project is 61% complete.

Projected dates:
Completion of first half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Opened to traffic Monday, October 7, 2019. A second southbound lane will open in first half of 2020. 
Completion of second half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Revised to *late 2021.
Target date to open the new Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 is *revised to July 2020 due to extensive rain delays. 
N. Firestone Blvd. reverts to two lanes in each direction east of Valley View Ave.: End of 2021. 
N. Firestone Blvd. re-opens between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way: *first half of 2020. 
New S. Firestone Blvd. running under the Valley View Ave. Bridge opens July 10, 2020. 
I-5 Valley View Ave. Interchange projected date of completion: Revised to *end of 2021.

Scheduled to be closed for placement of Southern California Edison conduits for the city of Buena Park street lighting: 
8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night the nights of Monday, June 8 through the night of Friday, June 12. Roadways will re-open each morning. 
N. Firestone Boulevard will be closed between Artesia Boulevard & Knott Avenue.
Knott Avenue will be closed between Desman Road and N. Firestone Boulevard.
Local business access will be permitted within closure parameters, but outside of construction. 
Traffic will be detoured via Alondra Blvd., Valley View Avenue, and Artesia Boulevard. 
The work is expected to take at least three nights to complete and up to five nights. Map below:

Workers completed construction of falsework (temporary frame support) for the next section of the second half of the bridge. We continue erection of support columns for the new Valley View Ave. on ramp to southbound I-5 and demolition of old Firestone Blvd. Photos below from May 27: 

Video slideshow of project progress from May 27 below:

Video of demolition of S. Firestone Blvd. and progress on falsework from May 27 below:

Photos of overnight construction of falsework below: 

The Valley View Ave. on ramp to southbound I-5 permanently closed at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. This will allow us to construct a bridge leading to the new southbound on ramp and to complete the new S. Firestone Blvd.

The existing S. Firestone Blvd. is closed from a point about halfway between Marquardt Ave. and the bridge, extending down to the standing point of closure south of the on ramp. The closure will remain in effect until 5 p.m. July 10. At that time, the new S. Firestone Blvd. running under the Valley View Ave. Bridge will open to through traffic between Alondra Blvd. / Marquardt Ave. and Artesia Blvd.  

Traffic will not be able to access the on ramp to southbound I-5 from Marquardt Ave. However, traffic may continue to access southbound I-5 from the Carmenita Rd. or Artesia Blvd. on ramps.

There will be no through-traffic on S Firestone Blvd. between Marquardt Ave. and Artesia Blvd. during the closure. However, businesses will remain easily accessible from either Artesia Blvd. or Alondra Blvd. via Marquardt Ave.

Proper signage is in place and there is a temporary cul-de-sac for U-turns.

This will allow us to expedite this portion of the project and move us closer to completion. Map below:


Photo below shows aerial view facing southeast. Green arrows= where new lanes will be added to I-5. Blue arrows= future Valley View off ramp from southbound I-5 exiting to valley View Ave. Bridge. Orange arrows= future S. Firestone Blvd. ramp connecting to the bridge.

Photos below from May 13:

Photos below from May 1 & May 6:

 

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