Valley View Ave. Interchange Project – November 20, 2020 – November 30, 2020

Construction on this project is 69% 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-opens between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way: *Fall of 2020. 
New S. Firestone Blvd. running under the Valley View Ave. Bridge opened on July 13, 2020. 
I-5 Valley View Ave. Interchange projected date of completion: Revised to *mid-2022.

Slideshow of progress at the Valley View Avenue Interchange Project below:

On the south end of the second half of the new bridge, workers are removing the lumber forms from the rebar stem walls that have been encased in concrete. The next step will be to construct a second layer of rebar across the deck. Video below from November 16, panning north: 

Photos from November 16 below:

Video below pans from support columns between the two new sections of the second half of the bridge to the south end of the bridge. November 16:

Support columns connecting Valley View Avenue to the south end of the second half of the new bridge are complete. Photos from November 16 below:

On the north end of the second half of the new bridge, final concrete has been poured and safety fence, sidewalk, and new light standards have been installed. Video below pans from traffic on I-5 below bridge across bridge towards Alondra Boulevard. November 16:

Photos from November 16 below:

Support columns for the middle section of the new bridge and columns for the ramps connecting the bridge to the future on ramp to southbound I-5 and to S. Firestone Boulevard are complete. Video below pans from the freeway and columns below the bridge across the deck of the north end of the second half of the new bridge. November 16:
 

Photos from November 16 below:

An aerial view of traffic on the first half of the Valley View Avenue Bridge (blue arrow) below. Green arrow: The new Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 connecting to the bridge. Red arrow: the ramp that will connect S. Firestone Blvd. to the bridge:

Aerial view of the Valley View Ave. Interchange project south of the bridge below. Red arrows: the first two segments of the second half of the bridge. Green arrow: new S. Firestone Blvd. between Alondra Blvd. / Marquardt Ave. and Artesia Blvd. Blue arrow: the future Valley View Ave. on ramp to southbound I-5. Orange arrow: the future ramp connecting S. Firestone Blvd. to northbound lanes of the bridge.  

We will open the new S. Firestone Boulevard ramp connecting to the Valley View Avenue Bridge to bi-directional traffic *in late November. Then traffic may exit I-5 south on the Valley View Avenue off ramp and make two right turns onto the S. Firestone Boulevard ramp to access businesses along S. Firestone Boulevard between Alondra Boulevard / Marquardt Avenue and Artesia Boulevard. Map below:

 

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