VALLEY VIEW AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT – Week of February 18, 2018

Construction on this project is 24% complete.

Sewer line and drainage work will continue on Arbor Place during the day for the next two weeks from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following schedule:

  • Monday Feb. 19 through Thursday Feb. 22.
  • Monday Feb. 26 through Thursday, March 1.

Vehicles will be permitted to access businesses on Arbor Place during those hours with flagging. Map below:

 

Along the northeast corner of the intersection of N. Firestone Blvd. at Valley View Ave., crews installed fencing along the north side of Firestone Blvd. and the east side of Valley View Ave. in preparation for construction of a pedestrian access. Portions of those parking lots will be used as a construction area until October (below):

 

Two driveways to the warehouse on the northeast corner of N. Firestone Blvd. at Valley View Ave. will be blocked: The driveway from N. Firestone Blvd. and the first driveway on Valley View Ave. north of Firestone Blvd (red line). The driveway into the parking lot on Valley View Ave. that is closest to Alondra Blvd. will remain open (green line). When work is complete in October, the closed driveway on Valley View Ave. will be reconstructed and re-opened. Image below:

 

Crews finished pouring concrete on the second half of the slab bridge near Arbor Place, west of the railroad tracks. The concrete is covered and curing (below):

 

Construction of falsework for the Valley View Avenue Bridge west of the railroad tracks continues (below):

 

Falsework on the Valley View Avenue bridge west of Arbor Place along old Valley View Avenue (below):

 

Upcoming changes:

Valley View Avenue will be elevated to meet with the newly elevated Valley View Avenue Bridge. In turn, N. Firestone Boulevard will be elevated to meet Valley View Avenue. In preparation for these modifications, N. Firestone Blvd. will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Gateway Drive and Valley View Avenue as early as late February. Large trucks will not be permitted to drive on this portion of N. Firestone. Access to the entrance of the Holiday Inn La Mirada will remain open.

By mid-March, the existing N. Firestone Boulevard will close permanently between Knott Avenue and Trojan Way in La Mirada for demolition to prepare for the widening of I-5 through that area. N. Firestone Boulevard will be rebuilt to the east. The portion of the newly built N. Firestone Boulevard between Knott Avenue and Osmond Avenue is expected to open by early May.

The portion between Osmond Avenue and Trojan Way will remain closed for an additional year to allow demolition and reconstruction of the bridge over Coyote Creek. In preparation, flyers will be distributed to businesses in the immediate area and signs will be placed in strategic locations in the neighborhood advising of the forthcoming closure. Map below:

 

Construction of two retaining walls south of the Valley View Avenue bridge by S. Firestone continues. Crews will pour concrete footings next week and continue abutment work on the Valley View Avenue bridge. .

 

DISCLAIMER: Due to the dynamic nature of construction, please note that all dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather.

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