FLORENCE AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT – Week of Aug 6, 2017

On Thursday night, Aug. 10 crews will close southbound I-5 at Florence Avenue at night to pour the stem and soffit of the new Florence Avenue bridge. This work will include a concrete pump, truck back-up alarms, equipment noise and construction lighting. The following closures are scheduled Thursday night, Aug. 10, so crews can conduct this pour.

  • Southbound I-5 will be closed between I-605 and Norwalk Boulevard, from 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11. The southbound I-5 closure area is shown on the map below in red; the detour route is shown in blue.

DETOUR: Motorists will be directed onto SB I-605 to exit Firestone Boulevard, east on Firestone Boulevard, east on Imperial Highway, south on Southbound Frontage Road to access the southbound I-5 on-ramp.

  • Northbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 closed from 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 to 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11. 
    DETOUR: Motorists will exit NB I-605 at Imperial Hwy. off-ramp, east on Imperial Hwy., south on SB Frontage Rd. to access SB I-5 on-ramp
  • Southbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 closed from 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 to 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11. DETOUR: Motorists will continue on SB I-605, exit Firestone Blvd. off-ramp, east on Firestone Blvd., east on Imperial Hwy., south on SB Frontage Rd. to access SB I-5 on-ramp
  • Florence Avenue will be closed between Orr & Day Road and Studebaker Avenue (shown on map below in red) from 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 to 5:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

Alternate routes are shown on the map below.

Crews have begun work to reconstruct the intersection of Fairford Avenue at Florence Avenue. Fairford Avenue will be reconstructed to meet the higher elevation of the new Florence Avenue Bridge.Fairford Avenue is closed to through traffic between Dollison Drive and Florence Avenue and will remain closed for reconstruction through early 2018. The closure area is shown in red on the map below. The detour route is highlighted in blue.

Crews have begun work to construct the new sound wall along the northbound I-5 Florence Avevnue on-ramp, adjacent to Longworth Avenue. Over the next few weeks, crews will continue drilling CIDH (cast in drilled hole) piles along northbound I-5. This operation will be conducted weekdays, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

A portion of the sidewalk on Longworth Avenue, adjacent to the northbound I-5, has been closed to accommodate sound wall reconstruction. A chain link fence has been installed to close this area of the sidewalk from public access through the end of 2017. Crews have begun removing this portion of the sidewalk and the adjoining block wall, as they prepare to reconstruct the freeway sound wall at this location. This work  is currently on hold and will resume soon. Once work resumes, sidewalk/block wall removal work will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and may be intermittently loud and disruptive due to concrete removal activities. The sidewalk will be restored once sound wall construction is complete.

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