Daytime pile driving activity is underway to construct the new northbound I-5 Carmenita Road off-ramp and the retaining walls at the new Excelsior / Carmenita intersection; this work will be completed the week of Sept. 6. This work 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.
Work is also underway on the new southbound I-5 Carmenita Road off-ramp; next week crews will perform a stem and soffit pour for the new off-ramp and then will begin work on the bridge deck.
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.