Valley View Ave. Interchange Project – October 18- October 25, 2019

Construction on this project is 50% complete.

Projected dates:
Completion of first half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Open to traffic Monday, October 7, 2019.
Completion of second half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Revised to *late 2021.
Firestone Blvd. reverts to two lanes in each direction at Valley View Ave.: End of 2021. 
I-5 Valley View Ave. Interchange projected date of completion: Revised to *End of 2021.

Also, please go to our Twitter page at for project updates.

Scheduled to be closed to demolish the second half of the Valley View Ave. Bridge:

From 11 p.m to 5 a.m. each night starting the night of Sunday, Oct. 20 through the night of Friday, Oct. 25:

• Northbound I-5 closed from Artesia Blvd. to Carmenita Rd. Traffic taken off at Artesia Blvd.
• Westbound State Route 91 connector to northbound I-5 closed.
• Southbound I-5 closed from Carmenita Rd. to Artesia Blvd. Traffic taken off at Carmenita Rd.
• Southbound I-605 (San Gabreil River Freeway) connector to southbound I-5 closed.
• Valley View Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5 closed.
• S. Firestone Blvd. will be closed from Marquardt Ave. to the on-ramp to southbound I-5.
• If necessary, Valley View Ave. may be closed from Alondra Blvd. to Arbor Place.

Northbound freeway traffic will be detoured onto westbound Artesia Blvd. to northbound Valley View Ave. back to I-5. Southbound freeway traffic will be detoured onto southbound Carmenita Rd. to eastbound Artesia Blvd. back to I-5.

Alternate route: westbound State Route 91 (Artesia Freeway) to northbound I-605 to northbound I-5 or the reverse route.

These closures are scheduled for separate nights and will re-open each morning at 5 a.m. Confirm the lane closures in real time at . Also watch for updates at . Map below:

Photo of the second half of the old valley View Ave. Bridge below from October 18:

We opened a new FOURTH freeway lane to traffic on northbound I-5 from Alondra Blvd. to the Orr & Day railroad overhead north of Imperial Highway. At that point, it narrows back down to three lanes. After completion of the Florence Ave. interchange, the northbound fourth lane will extend almost to to I-605. Map below:

In the next few weeks we will paint striping and open a fourth lane on the southbound side of I-5 from the Orr & Day railroad overhead north of Imperial Highway all the way to the Orange county line, where we will match the number of freeway lanes

Valley View Ave. re-opened to through-traffic between Artesia Blvd. and Alondra Blvd. at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7. Caltrans and our contractors thank everyone for their patience and cooperation while we made improvements along the avenue.

The changes include:

1. The opening of the first half of the new Valley View Ave. Bridge crossing over I-5. There is one lane open to traffic in each direction. We plan to open a second southbound lane (for a total of three lanes) by the end of the year.
2. There is also a new pedestrian walkway on the west side of Valley View Ave. crossing over the bridge. Video below from Oct. 7:

3. Arbor Place is now open to two-way traffic with a signal permitting turns in all directions. Video below from Oct. 7:

4. Large trucks and big rigs are now permitted to make turns in all directions at the intersection of Valley View Ave. and N. Firestone Blvd. with traffic signal control. Video below from Oct. 7:

New restrictions include:
1. Access from Valley View Ave. to S. Firestone Blvd. (just north of the railroad tracks) is now permanently closed. However, S. Firestone Blvd. remains open to traffic between Marquardt Ave. and Artesia Blvd.
2. The Valley View on-ramp to southbound I-5 from S. Firestone Blvd. is now closed as we add new lanes to the freeway.
3. For the business complex east of Valley View Ave. and north of Park Place, one of the two-way access driveways closed. However, a new road has been constructed to allow one-way traffic to exit the complex on the north end to access Arbor Place.
4. “Old” Valley View Ave. is now closed from the south end of the Valley View Ave. Bridge to the north end. The existing half of the old bridge is closed so that we may demolish and reconstruct it. Traffic on Valley View Ave. is now traversing the first half of the new bridge. 

Map with changes below:


For .pdf file click here: Valley View After Map

On the future Valley View off ramp from southbound I-5, the final layer of concrete has been poured. Video below from Oct. 15:

Photos below from June 11 through October 7:

The contractor has completed constructing abutment walls inside the creek bed for the new Coyote Creek Bridge west of I-5 and is constructing the abutment walls above the creek. Video below from Oct. 7:

Photos below from August 13 through October 7 :


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