This project is 84% complete.
Projected date of completion for the Florence Ave. Bridge and Project: Early *April 2020.
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On the night of Monday, Nov. 18 southbound traffic was shifted onto the median lanes of I-5 from I-605 to north of Imperial Highway. Photos below show traffic November 12, before shift:
Video below from Nov. 19 shows traffic flowing in both directions after southbound lanes were shifted to the median of I-5:
Now the closed lanes will be excavated, lowered up to four feet as they run beneath the new bridge, and re-paved.
The contractor is constructing the falsework for the soffit (underside) of the deck of the second half of the new Florence Ave. Bridge over I-5. Videos below from Nov. 19:
Photos below from November 11 and November 19:
The contractor constructed “falsework” (temporary frame support) for the second half of the Florence Ave. Bridge in the median of I-5, just north of the existing bridge. Video below from November 5 and November 11:
Photos below from November 5 and November 11:
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 underway.