Valley View Ave. Interchange Project – July 3, 2020 – July 10, 2020

Construction on this project is 61% complete.

Projected dates:
Completion of first half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Opened to traffic Monday, October 7, 2019. A second southbound lane will open in first half of 2020. 
Completion of second half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Revised to *mid-2022.
Target date to open the new Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 is *revised to end of July 2020 due to extensive rain delays. 
N. Firestone Blvd. reverts to two lanes in each direction east of Valley View Ave.: End of 2021. 
N. Firestone Blvd. re-opens between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way: *first half of 2020. 
New S. Firestone Blvd. running under the Valley View Ave. Bridge opens July 10, 2020. 
I-5 Valley View Ave. Interchange projected date of completion: Revised to *mid-2022.

Workers continue construction of the bridge soffit (deck underside) of the next section of the second half of the bridge. The contractor is also constructing support columns for the new Valley View Ave. on ramp to southbound I-5 and the S. Firestone Blvd. off ramp from the bridge and constructing a pedestrian crosswalk on the first half of the bridge. 

Aerial drone videos below from June 23:

Aerial drone photos below from June 23:

Drone aerial video below shows workers building soffit (deck underside) across steel beams on second half of bridge, a new pedestrian walkway, and ramps connecting Valley View exit from SB I-5 and Firestone Blvd. to bridge on June 18:

Videos below from June 9:


Photos below from June 9:

The contractor is also excavating at the north end of the bridge and placing steel beams to complete the falsework and soffit construction at the north end of the second half of the bridge. Photos and video below from June 9:

The contractor is also building falsework (temporary frame support) on the south end of the second half of the bridge. Photos below from June 9:

 

The Valley View Ave. on ramp to southbound I-5 permanently closed at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. This will allow us to construct a bridge leading to the new southbound on ramp and to complete the new S. Firestone Blvd.

The existing S. Firestone Blvd. is closed from a point about halfway between Marquardt Ave. and the bridge, extending down to the standing point of closure south of the on ramp. The closure will remain in effect until 5 p.m. July 10. At that time, the new S. Firestone Blvd. running under the Valley View Ave. Bridge will open to through traffic between Alondra Blvd. / Marquardt Ave. and Artesia Blvd.  

Traffic will not be able to access the on ramp to southbound I-5 from Marquardt Ave. However, traffic may continue to access southbound I-5 from the Carmenita Rd. or Artesia Blvd. on ramps.

There will be no through-traffic on S Firestone Blvd. between Marquardt Ave. and Artesia Blvd. during the closure. However, businesses will remain easily accessible from either Artesia Blvd. or Alondra Blvd. via Marquardt Ave.

Proper signage is in place and there is a temporary cul-de-sac for U-turns.

This will allow us to expedite this portion of the project and move us closer to completion. Map below:


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