Next week crews are scheduled to resume nighttime work to excavate soil for the Florence Avenue bridge footings and to prepare for CIDH (cast in drilled hole) piles. This work will include nighttime full freeway closures on northbound and southbound I-5 between Norwalk Boulevard and I-605, to perform shoring activities (Sunday night through Thursday night). Please note, excavation work is not expected to be exceedingly noisy, but will include noise from construction equipment and back-up alarms.
The following closures are scheduled nightly, Tuesday night, Jan. 16 through Thursday night, Jan. 18:
- Northbound I-5 closed between Norwalk Boulevard and I-605, between 11:59 p.m. and 5 a.m. DETOUR: Exit northbound I-5 at Norwalk Boulevard off-ramp, west on Norwalk Boulevard / San Antonio Drive, west on Firestone Boulevard to the northbound I-605 on-ramp. Transition from northbound I-605 back onto I-5.
- Southbound I-5 closed between I-605 and Norwalk Boulevard, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. DETOUR: Southbound I-5 traffic will be directed onto southbound I-605, exit at Firestone Boulevard, east on Firestone Boulevard, east on Imperial Highway, south on southbound Frontage Road to the southbound I-5 on-ramp.
- Northbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. DETOUR: Motorists will exit northbound I-605 at Imperial Highway off-ramp, east on Imperial Highway, south on SB Frontage Road to access the southbound I-5 on-ramp.
- Southbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. DETOUR: Motorists will continue on southbound I-605, exit Firestone Boulevard off-ramp, east on Firestone Boulevard, east on Imperial Highway, south on SB Frontage Road to access southbound I-5 on-ramp.
Crews have resumed pile driving activity for the retaining wall adjacent to the northbound I-5 Florence Avenue on-ramp. Please be advised this work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration and pounding related to pile driving activity, and construction lighting (if equipment needs to be moved at nighttime). Pile driving activity will be ongoing for approximately twelve weeks and will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The intersection of Orr and Day Road, from Longworth Avenue to Florence Avenue, has been closed for approximately two months (weather permitting), as of Tuesday, Nov. 28. While the intersection is closed, motorists will be directed to use an alternate route, as shown on the map below.
There is a temporary pedestrian route in place along the south side of Florence Avenue. Pedestrians can follow the route outlined in green on the map below. To explore the pedestrian route, click on the map below.