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Valley View Avenue Interchange


In mid-November  of 2016 Caltrans began construction on the Valley View Avenue Interchange Project, which will add a High Occupancy Vehicle and mixed-flow lane in each direction along approximately one and a half miles of I-5 at Valley View Avenue, from Artesia Boulevard undercrossing to North Fork Coyote Creek. The project extends through the cities of Buena Park, La Mirada, Cerritos, and Santa Fe Springs.

Three bridges will be reconstructed: the Valley View Avenue Bridge at I-5, the North Firestone Boulevard Bridge over Coyote Creek, and the I-5 freeway bridge at Coyote Creek. Lanes will be kept open on the Valley View Avenue Bridge during construction. There will also be improvements to the interchange at Valley View Avenue and adjacent frontage roads. The new bridge will include a railroad overpass.

Construction on this project is 43% complete.

Projected dates:
Completion of first half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Revised to *late 2019.
Completion of second half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Revised to *late 2021.
Completion of entire I-5 Valley View Ave. Interchange project: Revised to *late 2021.

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There are currently three sections of the first half of the Valley View Ave. Bridge under construction:

  1. One section crosses over I-5 in Santa Fe Springs. Final concrete was poured on the deck on the night of November 8. Photos below:
  2. A second section crosses over Arbor Pl. in Cerritos. The final layer of concrete has been poured on this section and most of the falsework has been removed from the sides. Photos below:
  3. A third, middle section will cross over the railroad tracks. Crews have completed constructing the rebar “mat” across the deck in preparation for a concrete pour July 12. Photos below from July 9:
  4. The contractor constructed the soffit and the stem walls along the edge of the deck of the ramp that will connect Firestone Blvd. to the Valley View Ave. Bridge. Concrete has been poured and workers are removing the forms and placing the horizontally as a base for the next layer of rebar. Photos below from May 14, June 25, and July 9:

     

    5. Workers are constructing the “soffit” (deck underside) across the “falsework” (temporary frame support) for the Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 connecting to the bridge. Photos below from June 11 and July 9:

 

  1. Primary construction of two bridges side-by-side over Coyote Creek east of I-5 near Trojan Way in La Mirada is complete. One bridge will carry new lanes of Firestone Blvd. and one will carry the new lanes of I-5. The contractor is constructing new lanes of northbound I-5 between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way. The contractor is poured the final layer of concrete. Photos below from June 25 and July 9:
  2. Firestone Blvd. is restricted to one lane in each direction between Valley View Ave. and the Firestone Blvd. off ramp from northbound I-5 in La Mirada. Trucks over 25′ in length and /or over 2500 lbs. may NOT:
    1. Turn left onto Firestone Blvd, from the off ramp. (Right turn only permitted).
    2. Turn left on Firestone Blvd. from Valley View Ave.Detour map below:

    N. Firestone Blvd. is closed between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way to allow widening of northbound I-5, reconstruction of a new Firestone Blvd, to the east, and the reconstruction of Coyote Creek Bridge. Detour map below:

    Project Map