This project is 78% complete.
Projected date of completion for the Florence Ave. Bridge and Project: Early *April 2020.
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The northbound I-5 connector to northbound I-605 will be closed from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on the night of Sunday, June 30 and repeating the night of Monday, July 1. The contractor will perform more paving on the connector ramp and on the new Florence Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5.
The contractor started constructing “falsework” (temporary frame support) for the second half of the Florence Ave. Bridge, just north of the existing bridge. Photos from June 18 below:
Click below to view videos the new northbound I-5 connector to I-605. Traffic on new connector ramp below:
Men at work near decorative retaining wall separating future Florence Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5 (above) from northbound I-5 connector to I-605 (below) June 11. Facing south:
The contractor has demolished the old freeway lanes in the median of I-5 south of the Florence Ave. Bridge. They will now lower the roadway surface up to four feet passing under the bridge before repaving. Then construction of the second half of the Florence Ave. Bridge will begin. The contractor will set up a “crusher” conveyor that will crush all of the concrete and asphalt that has been demolished into small aggregate that will be recycled to create base for the new lanes. Aerial views of I-5 south of Florence Ave. Bridge, facing north:
Orr & Day Rd. south of Florence Ave., the Florence Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5, and the Florence Ave. off ramp from northbound I-5 will all remain closed until the second half of the Florence Ave. Bridge is complete. This is per request by the cities of Downey and Santa Fe Springs, to minimize traffic congestion until the three additional bridge lanes are provided to handle the increase in vehicles. Construction of the second half of the bridge is projected to begin by late summer.