CARMENITA ROAD INTERCHANGE PROJECT – Week of July 3, 2016

The weekend of July 15-17, crews will complete a traffic shift along southbound I-5, to realign traffic from the center lanes, to the newly completed outside lanes of the freeway mainline. In addition to this traffic shift, the southbound I-5 Carmenita Road off-ramp will open to traffic, and South Firestone Boulevard will be realigned to its permanent configuration. The new southbound I-5 Carmenita Road on-ramp may also open as early as July 18, but this is still tentative.

The following closures are planned the weekend of July 15-17, to complete the southbound I-5 traffic shift, open the permanent southbound I-5 Carmenita Road off-ramp and open the final configuration of Firestone Boulevard.

  • Northbound I-5 full freeway closure from Valley View Avenue to Rosecrans Avenue, from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 15 until 7 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Additional information, including detailed detour information, will be provided as this work nears.
  • Southbound I-5 full freeway closure from Rosecrans Avenue to Valley View Avenue, from 11 p.m. Friday, July 15 until 7 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Additional information, including detailed detour information, will be provided as this work nears.
  • Westbound SR-91 connector to Northbound I-5 freeway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, July 15 to 6 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Additional information, including detailed detour information, will be provided as this work nears.
  • Southbound I-605 connector to Southbound I-5 freeway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, July 15 to 6 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Additional information, including detailed detour information, will be provided as this work nears.
  • The existing southbound I-5 Carmenita Road off-ramp will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday, July 15 until 9 a.m. Sunday, July 17, at which time the new permanent off-ramp will open to traffic. Additional information, including detailed detour information, will be provided as this work nears.
  • South Firestone Boulevard will be closed between the existing southbound I-5 Carmenita Road off-ramp to Carmenita place, from 7 p.m. Friday, July 15 until 9 a.m. Sunday, July 17. Additional information, including detailed detour information, will be provided as this work nears.

Crews opened the full width of the Carmenita Road bridge, the new permanent northbound on- and off-ramps at Carmenita Road, and the intersection of Excelsior Drive and Carmenita Road. Below are a few photos of the new Carmenita Road bridge, northbound on- and off-ramp and the new Excelsior intersection.

The temporary southbound I-5 on-ramp at Carmenita Road has closed permanently and the new on-ramp is expected to open later this year. In the interim, motorists will be directed to continue on Firestone Boulevard, turn left on Alondra Boulevard, then turn right on Valley View Avenue to access the southbound I-5 on-ramp. For detailed closure information, including recommended detour routes, please visit the project Google map or view below.

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