Valley View Ave. Interchange Project – September 25, 2020 – October 2, 2020

Construction on this project is 68% 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.

Coyote Creek Bridge update: 
The contractor will be placing concrete slabs across the deck of the Coyote Creek Bridge on the southwest side of I-5 during daytime hours on Wednesday, September 30; Thursday, October 1; and Friday, October 2. 

Scheduled to be closed for a concrete pour on the second half of the new bridge:

The night of Thursday, October 1:

  • Northbound I-5 all lanes closed from Artesia Boulevard to Carmenita Road from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 all lanes closed from Carmenita Road to Artesia Boulevard from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Northbound I-605 (San Gabriel River Freeway) connector to southbound I-5 closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Westbound State Route 91 (Artesia Freeway) connector ramp to northbound I-5 closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Northbound and southbound Valley View Avenue closed from Alondra Boulevard to Arbor Place from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. Business access permitted.
  • Traffic on N. Firestone Boulevard will only be able to turn right to Alondra Boulevard. A left turn onto the Valley View Avenue Bridge will not be permitted. 
  • Corresponding on and off ramps within the freeway closure will also be closed.                                           

Detour: southbound traffic will be detoured off at Carmenita Rd. and directed back on to I-5 at Artesia Blvd. Northbound traffic will be detoured off at Artesia Blvd. and directed back on to I-5 at Carmenita Rd.  

Alternate route: southbound I-605 to eastbound State Route 91 to southbound I-5. Or the reverse route for northbound traffic.

Watch for updates at: https://twitter.com/My5LA. Maps below:

 

Now OPEN!:

The brand new Valley View Avenue off ramp from southbound I-5 opened to traffic the morning of Saturday, September 19! A new signal at the top of the ramp where it meets the bridge allows traffic to turn right or left. Ground and aerial videos below: 

Photos below from September 21:

Now OPEN!:

A second southbound lane on the Valley View Avenue Bridge heading into Cerritos opened to traffic the morning of Friday, September 18. The new pedestrian sidewalk and safety fence on the first half of the bridge are also complete. Video below shows vehicles using both southbound lanes on the bridge:

Photos below from September 19 and 21:

We will need to close the Artesia Boulevard off ramp from southbound I-5 for approximately one year to complete the next stage of construction. The ramp is expected to close the night of October 7 or 8. Map below: 

We will try to open the new S. Firestone Boulevard ramp connecting to the Valley View Avenue Bridge to bi-directional traffic the same night that we close the Artesia Boulevard off ramp. 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. If we cannot open the S. Firestone Boulevard the same night that we close the Artesia Boulevard off ramp, it will be within a few days.  Map below:

 

Workers  are building a horizontal lumber and rebar “mat” across the top of the stem walls on the north section of the second half of the bridge and stem walls on the south end of the bridge. 

Video and photos from September 1 and September 3 below:

Workers placing lumber forms horizontally across deck stem walls in preparation to lay a second “mat” of rebar on the north end of the second half of the bridge:

 

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