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.

                                  


IMPERIAL HIGHWAY AND PIONEER BOULEVARD PROJECT

The northbound I-5 on-ramp at Imperial Highway has closed 12 months. Motorists are directed to use the northbound I-605 on-ramp at Firestone Boulevard, then transition back onto northbound I-5, as an alternate while the northbound I-5 Imperial Highway on-ramp is closed. The closure is shown in red on the map below; the detour route is shown in green

Pile driving activity adjacent to the northbound I-5 near Imperial Highway and will be ongoing for approximately the next six weeks. This work will be conducted intermittently, Monday through Fridays, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please be advised that pile driving work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration and pounding related to this operation.

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 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Northbound I-5 Imperial

ROSECRANS AVENUE AND BLOOMFIELD AVENUE BRIDGE PROJECT

Crews have closed N. Firestone Blvd. from Rosecrans Avenue to Bloomfield / Markdale Avenue, for approximately six months. This closure is needed as crews reconstruct N. Firestone Blvd., complete pile driving adjacent to I-5 and complete soundwall construction. The closure area is shown in red on the map below; the detour map is shown in green. 

Rosecrans Avenue may be closed to all through traffic (motorists and pedestrians) in both directions underneath I-5, Monday through Fridays between 9 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.

Pile driving activity adjacent to northbound I-5 near Rosecrans Avenue, has resumed and will be ongoing for one to two weeks. This work will be conducted intermittently, Monday through Fridays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please be advised that pile driving work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration and pounding related to this operation. When this work is underway, flaggers will be on site to direct traffic, while crews transfer piles from the contractor's yard onto the construction site.  

Rosecrans & Bloomfield Detour

 

CARMENITA ROAD INTERCHANGE PROJECT

Landscape and irrigation work is ongoing along Frontage Road, N. Firestone Boulevard and S. Firestone Boulevard. This work will take place Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

FLORENCE AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT

Crews are drilling CIDH piles for the Orr & Day railroad bridge, on the freeway. This work will be ongoing for approximately three weeks and will be conducted during the daytime.
 

Florence Avenue Bridge Nighttime Lane Closures at I-5

Florence Avenue may be closed to traffic between Studebaker Road and Orr and Day Road, intermittently between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. over the next week.

Heavy traffic and delays are expected in the area surrounding Florence Avenue at I-5 once this work begins; motorists are urged to use alternative routes whenever possible.

Florence Bridge Lane Reduction

Florence Avenue Bridge Lane Reduction at I-5 

Florence Avenue bridge at I-5 (between Orr and Day Road and Fairford Avenue) has been reduced to one lane in each direction. The Florence Avenue on-ramp to northbound I-5 has also been closed for approximately two years. The Florence Avenue bridge is being reconstructed one half at a time to accommodate the widening of I-5 below the bridge.

The diagram below outlines the first stage of bridge construction (which will take approximately nine to 12 months to complete), including the temporary lane configuration, related ramp closures, and pedestrian access. To view all construction staging maps for Florence Avenue, visit the project website.

Florence Avenue Interchange pic

Florence Avenue Nighttime Bridge Demolition at I-5

Crews have completed the first portion of nighttime bridge demolition activities on Florence Avenue bridge at I-5. Nighttime bridge demolition activities will resume in one to two weeks. Please note, this work will require nighttime full closures on northbound and southbound I-5. Closure information will be provided once the work is scheduled.

 

VALLEY VIEW AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT

The northbound I-5 on-ramp at Freeway Drive is set to close permanently in late March. Portable changeable message signs will be placed in the area two weeks in advance of the closure. Once this ramp closes, motorists will be detoured to proceed west on Alondra Boulevard, then north on Carmenita Road to access the northbound I-5 on-ramp. Heavy traffic and delays in the area are expected. Motorists are urged to use alternative routes whenever possible. The closure area is shown in red on the map below; the detour route is shown in green.

Freeway Drive under the Valley View bridge has been closed to through traffic and clearing and grubbing operations are ongoing.

The week of March 20 crews will conduct pile driving activities along Valley View Avenue, adjacent to I-5. Please be advised that pile driving work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration and pounding.

Crews will be removing asphalt between Arbor Place and Park Place, weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Multiple utility relocations are ongoing throughout the construction site. There will be intermittent lane reductions on both N. Firestone Boulevard and S. Firestone Boulevard. Work will be performed Monday through Friday.

A portion of S. Firestone Boulevard at Coyote Creek channel is now closed for utility relocation for a period of four to six months. Work will be conducted weekdays between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Businesses along Firestone Boulevard will remain open and detour signs will be posted. For detour information visit the project Google map.

 *DISCLAIMER: Due to the dynamic nature of construction, please note thatall 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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