ROSECRANS Ave & BLOOMFIELD Ave Bridge Project – Week of August 21, 2016

Next week, crews will close N Firestone Boulevard, between Rosecrans Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue/Markdale Avenue, intermittently between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday, August 22 through Friday, August 26.These closures are needed for crews to complete the construction of the new soundwall and soundwall footing.

Rosecrans Avenue will be closed in both directions underneath I-5 between 4 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, August 20 and Saturday, August 27 to all through traffic (motorists and pedestrians).These closures are needed as crews perform pile driving operations in the center median. The closure area is shown on the map below in red; motorists will be directed to follow the detour routes highlighted in green.



Beginning Friday night, September 9, 2016 at 9 p.m. crews will close the northbound I-5 Rosecrans Avenue off-ramp for approximately three to four months. This closure is needed as crews continue construction to widen the I-5 freeway; the ramp must be reconstructed and realigned in order to accomodate the newly widened freeway. The closure area is shown on the map below in red; motorists will be directed to exit Carmenita Road and turn right, then proceed straight on Carmenita Road to access Rosecrans Avenue. The detour route is highlighted in green. Detour signs will be posted to direct motorists. For additional information regarding these closures, see the map below or please visit the project Google map.

Pile driving activity is underway adjacent to northbound I-5 near Rosecrans Avenue.This work will be conducted intermittently for the next several months, weekdays (Monday through Friday), between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  As this work is underway, flaggers will be on site to direct traffic, while crews transfer piles from the contractor’s yard onto the construction site. While transferring piles, portions of Bloomfield Avenue, between Rosecrans Avenue and Markdale Avenue may be temporarily blocked during the daytime. Pile driving activity is needed as crews construct structure foundations for the new retaining walls and soundwalls in the project area. Please be advised this work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration and pounding related to pile driving activity.

After completing the traffic shift along northbound I-5, motorists are now driving on the newly constructed center lanes of the freeway. In addition to performing the traffic shift, crews permanently closed the old northbound I-5 on-ramp at Rosecrans Avenue. A new northbound on-ramp will be reconstructed with access directly from Rosecrans Avenue and will open in 2017. In the meantime, motorists can use the newly reopened northbound I-5 on-ramp at Carmenita Road or the existing northbound on-ramps at Norwalk Boulevard or Imperial Highway.

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