Florence Avenue Interchange Project – September 13 – September 20, 2019

This project is 84% complete.
Projected date of completion for the Florence Ave. Bridge and Project: Early *April 2020.

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Due to the extensive rains of this past winter, there were delays in completion of the current phase of construction. Current construction hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. 

Over the summer, the contractor excavated up to four feet and lowered lanes in the median of I-5. Workers are currently pouring lean concrete base for the new freeway lanes. Construction of falsework (temporary frame support) for the second half of the bridge started west of I-5. The target date to begin construction of the second half of the bridge is now Autumn of 2019.

There are no street or freeway closures scheduled in conjunction with this project for the week of September 13 through 20.

The contractor continues pouring lean concrete base and final concrete layers for the new lanes in the median of I-5 north and south of the Florence Ave. Bridge. Video below from September 10:

Photos from July 30 through September 10 below:

The contractor is constructing “falsework” (temporary frame support) for the second half of the Florence Ave. Bridge, just north of the existing bridge and west of I-5. Video below:

Photos below:

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 autumn. 


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