Valley View Ave. Interchange Project – January 21, 2022 – January 28, 2022

 

Construction on this project is 87% complete.

Projected dates:
The first half of Valley View Ave. Bridge opened to traffic on Monday, October 7, 2019 with one lane in each direction. A second lane opened to traffic on the southbound side of the Valley View Avenue Bridge on Friday, September 18, 2020. 

Completion of second half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Revised to *mid-2022.
The new Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 opened on September 19, 2020.  
On the southbound side of N. Firestone Blvd. at Valley View Ave., a second lane is scheduled to re-open by *the end of February 2022.  
N. Firestone Blvd. re-opened between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way on February 28, 2021.  
New S. Firestone Blvd. running under the Valley View Ave. Bridge opened on July 13, 2020. 
New S. Firestone connector ramp to the Valley View Ave. Bridge opened on February 28. 2021. 
I-5 Valley View Ave. Interchange projected date of completion: Revised to *mid-2022.

Early in 2022 we plan to open the remaining new lanes on the Valley View Ave. Bridge. The bridge will then have three lanes open to traffic in each direction, for a total of six lanes.  At the same time, we will open the new on ramp connecting the bridge to I-5 southbound lanes.

The temporary signal that Caltrans installed at the intersection of Park Place and Valley View Ave. will be removed and the intersection will be returned to its original status with no signal and no stop sign. 

The following lane closures are scheduled to move K-rail:

Scheduled Monday, Jan. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 26:
Southbound I-5 from Alondra Boulevard to Artesia Boulevard left lane closed 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Two left lanes closed 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Northbound I-5 from Artesia Boulevard to Valley View Avenue left lane closed 11 p.m. to 5 .am. Two left lanes closed 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Alternate route: southbound I-605 to eastbound State Route 91 to southbound I-5. Or the reverse route for northbound traffic.

Lanes will reopen each morning. Closure dates are subject to change due to potential staffing issues related to COVID-19. Watch for updates at: https://twitter.com/CaltransDist7   Map below:


On Friday, January 14 the contractor poured the first layer of concrete on the S. Firestone Blvd. ramp that will connect to the Valley View Ave. Bridge. During and after photos below:

Workers constructed forms over the rebar stem walls for the first concrete pour in late December an early January. Updated photos below:

Workers continue constructing traffic barriers along new lanes and installing an overhead traffic sign in the median of I-5. Updated photos below:

The contractor is finalizing work on the Valley View Ave. Bridge, including installation of a safety fence. Updated photos below:

 

On northbound I-5 there are now four all-purpose traffic lanes on I-5 from north of Valley View Ave. to the Florence Ave. Bridge. Then there are three all purpose lanes, plus two auxiliary lanes connecting to the northbound and southbound I-605. Under the I-605 Bridge, I-5  reverts to four all-purpose lanes, plus a fifth auxiliary lane connecting traffic from I-605 to I-5. Then it reduces again to four all-purpose lanes.

On southbound I-5 there are now five lanes where traffic merges from the I-605 interchange until the Orr & Day railroad overhead. Then it changes to four all-purpose lanes until south of Alondra Boulevard, where it reduces to three lanes approaching the Valley View Avenue interchange project that remains under construction until mid-2022.   

When the Valley View Avenue Project is complete in mid-2022, we will open the additional car pool / HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes to traffic. At that time:

  • On northbound I-5 there will be an HOV lane from Valley View Ave. to the Orr & Day railroad overhead.
  • On southbound I-5 there will be an HOV lane from south of the Florence Ave. Bridge to Valley View Ave.

 

 

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