I-5 Freeway Expansion Project Construction

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Upcoming closures, detours and activity

An easier drive for Southern California commuters is in progress. As road closure information is received from Caltrans, details will be posted regarding the I-5 Freeway Expansion Project in the City of Norwalk (Carmenita, Rosecrans/Bloomfield, and Norwalk/Imperial/Pioneer). For information on other segments along the I-5 corridor, please click on the Caltrans website www.I-5info.com and scroll down the map to the area you are interested in. Also, if you would like instant notifications via email, please click on the left side of the I-5info.com website to register your email address and the particular location you are interested in. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions you would like the City to share with Caltrans, please let us know so that we can bring it to their attention. You can call City Hall at(562) 929-5944 or email us at administration@norwalkca.gov.

Click on I-5 South Project Overview to get a big-picture view of the expansion. For specific project areas affecting Norwalk residents, see below.

Week of June 18, 2017 

FLORENCE AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT

Crews will continue nighttime work to construct the falsework system for the new half of the Florence Avenue bridge. The falsework system is used as a gigantic  work table to provide support while constructing bridge and it includes a top, legs, feet and bracing. Just as a work bench is assembled, the pads or feet of the falsework touch the ground surface and the very top of the work bench is what crews call the soffit. It is atop that elevated surface of the falsework where crews build and cast the new bridge superstructure.

Due to safety considerations this work must be conducted at night when the freeway can be closed. This operation is not expected to be excessively loud and / or disruptive. The following closures are planned next week as part of this work; 

  • Northbound I-5 will be closed between Norwalk Boulevard and I-605, nightly, between 11:59 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday, June 21 through Thursday, June 22. DETOUR: Motorists will exit northbound I-5 at Norwalk Boulevard off-ramp, proceed west on Adoree Street, turn left on Imperial Highway, turn right on Firestone Boulevard and proceed to the northbound I-605 on-ramp; then transition onto northbound I-5.
     
  • Southbound I-5 will be closed between I-605 and Norwalk Boulevard, nightly, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22DETOUR: Motorists will be directed onto SB I-605 and exit Firestone Blvd., east on Firestone Blvd., east on Imperial Hwy., south on SB Frontage Rd. to access SB I-5 on-ramp 
     
  • Northbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 closed nightly, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22. DETOUR: Motorists will exit NB I-605 at Imperial Hwy. off-ramp, east on Imperial Hwy., south on SB Frontage Rd. to access SB I-5 on-ramp
  • Southbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 closed nightly, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22. DETOUR: Motorists will continue on SB I-605, exit Firestone Blvd. off-ramp, east on Firestone Blvd., east on Imperial Hwy., south on SB Frontage Rd. to access SB I-5 on-ramp

Fence installation, vegetation removal and sound wall removal along the northbound I-5 Florence Avenue on-ramp, adjacent to Longworth Avenue, will continue next week. Once the sound wall removal operation is completed, crews will immediately begin work to construct the new sound wall. A privacy fence has been installed along Longworth Avenue, adjacent to northbound I-5 freeway. This work will be conducted weekdays, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please be advised, this work may be loud and disruptive due to concrete demolition and removal, equipment noise, sound wall construction activities and truck back-up alarms. 

CIDH (cast in drilled hole) piles along northbound I-5 are currently on hold. Once this work is scheduled this operation will be conducted weekdays, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

IMPERIAL HIGHWAY AND PIONEER BOULEVARD PROJECT

Crews are performing nighttime drilling operations for CIDH (cast in drilled hole) piles on Pioneer Boulevard. This work will be ongoing for approximately five weeks and will require nightly closures on Pioneer Boulevard, between Imperial Highway and Crewe Street (shown in red on the map below; detour route highlighted in green), Sundays through Thursdays, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

This information can also be found on the project Google map.

 

Click map to view project Google map.

 

Crews have completed bridge demolition activity to remove the old Imperia Highway bridge at I-5.

Pile driving activity along I-5 at Pioneer Boulevard is ongoing; this work will be conducted weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will be ongoing intermittently for approximately three months. Please be advised this work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration, and pounding related to pile driving activity.

As crews work on Imperial Highway, Norwalk Boulevard and Pioneer Boulevard bridges at I-5, one lane in each direction will be closed on each street (at I-5) during the daytime, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

ROSECRANS AVENUE & BLOOMFIELD AVENUE BRIDGE PROJECT

Crews have begun work to reconstruct the sidewalk on N. Firestone Boulevard, between Rosecrans Avenue and Markdale Avenue. The sidewalk in this area, shown on the map below in red, will be closed for the duration of this work and there will be no pedestrian access while crews reconstruct the sidewalk to match the new street alignment. This work will be ongoing for approximately three months.

Rosecrans Avenue may be closed to all through traffic (motorists and pedestrians) in both directions underneath I-5, Monday through Fridays between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Nighttime closures on Rosecrans Avenue will continue intermittently for the next six months. For detour information visit the project Google map.

CARMENITA ROAD INTERCHANGE PROJECT

All work has been completed on the Carmenita Road Interchange project.

VALLEY VIEW AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT

Pile driving and shoring activities are ongoing on the south side of Valley View Avenue. This work will be conducted weekdays during the daytime between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.                                                                      

*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.

 

For information regarding upcoming closures, detours and other construction activity, be sure to check out the project Google map. This map will be updated in real time, with the latest information regarding project construction. Click the image below to view the map.

                                

 

 

 

 

                                                   
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