A nighttime full freeway closure of I-5 (northbound and southbound) at Carmenita Road, is scheduled next week so that crews can maneuver equipment across the freeway. Northbound and southbound I-5 will be closed from 1 to 4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
Northbound I-5 will be closed at Valley View Avenue; motorists will exit Valley View Avenue, turn left on Firestone Boulevard, turn right on Valley View Avenue, turn left on Rosecrans Avenue, then turn right on Bloomfield Avenue to access northbound I-5 on-ramp. Southbound I-5 will be closed at Carmenita Road; motorists will exit Carmenita Road, on-ramp traffic merges onto Firestone Boulevard, continue straight on Firestone Boulevard to access southbound I-5 on-ramp.
Next week crews will begin pile driving activity along the southbound I-5, for construction of the new southbound I-5 Carmenita Road on-ramp. Pile driving activity will take place weekdays (Monday through Friday) between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please be advised, this work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration and pounding related to pile driving activity.
The intersection of Excelsior Drive and Carmenita Road is closed temporarily, while the intersection is reconstructed to tie in with the new bridge. Also, the northbound I-5 Carmenita Road off-ramp has been temporarily reconfigured. Motorists that exit northbound I-5 at Carmenita will be directed to turn right on Excelsior Drive, left on Spring Avenue and left on Pumice Street to access Carmenita Road. Click the map below for more information regarding the new off-ramp configuration.
As a result of the traffic shift onto the new Carmenita bridge, the traffic pattern at the intersection of Firestone Boulevard and Carmenita Road has been temporarily detoured; motorists exiting southbound I-5 at Carmenita will only be permitted to continue straight on Firestone.
DISCLAIMER: Due to the dynamic nature of construction, please note that all dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather