Valley View Avenue Interchange


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 46% 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. The first section constructed crosses over I-5 from the east side of the freeway in Santa Fe Springs. Final concrete was poured on the deck. A traffic barrier rail is now under construction. Photos below:
  2. The second section constructed is between Artesia Blvd. and the railroad tracks in Cerritos. The final layer of concrete has been poured on this section. Photos below:
  3. The third section constructed is between the railroad tracks and I-5. The final layer of concrete has been poured. Photos below from July 9 through July 30:
  4.  Steel enforced concrete girders were placed between the two sections of the bridge that cross the railroad tracks near Arbor Place on the night of Friday, August 9, to form a “railroad overhead”. Workers are constructing “intermediate diaphragms” between girders for structural support. Photos below from August 13 through September 3:
  5. 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. The first and second layers of concrete have been poured and the final layer of concrete is now curing under sealant. Photos below show progress from May through August 13:

    5. Workers constructed the “soffit” (deck underside) and stem walls along the sides for the Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 connecting to the bridge. Then they constructed a rebar “mat” across the surface. They have secured lumber forms over the stem walls and placed walking planks in preparation for the first concrete pour on the night of Tuesday, September 3. Photos below from June 11 through August 27:


  1. 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 has demolished the Coyote Creek Bridge west of I-5 in Cerritos. The contractor has driven steel pipe and is laying rebar in the creek bed as they construct the foundation for the new bridge and constructing rebar frames for abutments. Photos below from August 6 through September 3:
  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