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 September 17, 2017 

Please note, a revised detour map has been updated in the Imperial Highway & Pioneer Boulevard Project section of this construction alert.

FLORENCE AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT

On Thursday night, Sept. 14 crews will be performing potholing to locate underground utilities, within in the right hand turn pocket from Florence Avenue onto Orr and Day Road. In order to complete this work crews will close the far right hand turn lane from Florence Avenue onto Orr and Day Road from 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 to 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15. Crews anticipate being able to complete their work within approximately four to six hours. Please be advised, this work may cause intermittent noise disruption, but is not expected to generate sustained loud construction activity. 

Sunday night, Sept. 17 through Tuesday night, Sept. 19 crews plan to remove falsework or temporary bridge supports, from the Florence Avenue bridge. This activity will require the full closure of northbound and southbound I-5 at Florence Avenue. This work is not expected to generate excessive noise.

The following closures are planned Sunday night, Sept. 17 through Tuesday night, Sept. 19, to allow crews to complete this work. The closure area is shown on the map below in red.

  • Northbound I-5 will be closed between Norwalk Boulevard and I-605 from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday night, Sept. 17 through Tuesday, night, Sept. 19
    DETOUR: Motorists will exit northbound I-5 at Imperial Highway off-ramp, 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. The detour route is shown on the map below in green.
     
  • Southbound I-5 will be closed between I-605 and Norwalk Boulevard, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday night, Sept. 17 through Tuesday night, Sept. 19
    DETOUR: Motorists will be directed onto SB I-605 to exit Firestone Boulevard, east on Firestone Boulevard, east on Imperial Highway, south on Southbound Frontage Road to access the southbound I-5 on-ramp. The detour route is shown on the map below in blue.

  • Northbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday night, Sept. 17 through Tuesday night, Sept. 19
    DETOUR: Motorists will exit NB I-605 at Imperial Hwy. off-ramp, east on Imperial Hwy., south on Southbound Frontage Rd. to access SB I-5 on-ramp
  • Southbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday night, Sept. 17 through Tuesday night, Sept. 19
    DETOUR: Motorists will continue on SB I-605, exit Firestone Blvd. off-ramp, east on Firestone Blvd., east on Imperial Hwy., south on Southbound Frontage Rd. to access SB I-5 on-ramp
     
  • Northbound I-5 Connector to Northbound I-605 closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday night, Sept. 17 through Tuesday night, Sept. 19
    DETOUR: 
    Motorists will exit northbound I-5 at Imperial Highway off-ramp, turn left on Imperial Highway, turn right on Firestone Boulevard and proceed to the northbound I-605 on-ramp.
     
  • Northbound I-5 Connector to Southbound I-605 closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday night, Sept. 17 through Tuesday night, Sept. 19 DETOUR: Motorists will exit northbound I-5 at Imperial Highway off-ramp, turn left on Imperial Highway, proceed straight to access southbound I-605 on-ramp.

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

The week of Sept. 17 crews will pour concrete in the center median of I-5 at Florence Avenue. In order to complete this work, crews will close the two inside lanes on I-5 from Florence Avenue to I-605, nightly, Sunday, Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 21, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Crews have begun work to construct the new sound wall along the northbound I-5 Florence Avenue on-ramp, adjacent to Longworth Avenue. Crews hope to complete drilling CIDH (cast in drilled hole) piles along northbound I-5 this week. This operation will be conducted weekdays, between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

A portion of the sidewalk on Longworth Avenue, adjacent to the northbound I-5, has been closed to accommodate sound wall reconstruction. A chain link fence has been installed to close this area of the sidewalk from public access through the end of 2017. The sidewalk will be restored once sound wall construction is complete. While the sidewalk is being reconstructed, the sidewalk across the street from this work is open and accessible for public use.

IMPERIAL HIGHWAY AND PIONEER BOULEVARD PROJECT

Crews will continue pile driving at Norwalk Boulevard / San Antonio Drive bridge; this work will be conducted weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will be ongoing intermittently for approximately the next six weeks. Please be advised this work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration and pounding related to pile driving activity. 

Sunday, Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 21, the contractor will be performing falsework operations and column work nightly between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and will close southbound Pioneer Boulevard to traffic between Crewe Street and Imperial Highway.

Closure areas are shown in red on the map below; detour routes are highlighted in green. Unless otherwise noted, work will be performed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. 

 

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

 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

Over the next two to three weeks crews may take intermittent daytime lane closures on Rosecrans Avenue at I-5, Mondays through Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. At least one lane will be open in each direction, at all times. These lane closures may be needed to allow crews to complete paving work on Rosecrans. Avenue.

In addition, the week of Sept. 17 crews may reduce lanes on northbound and southbound I-5 at Rosecrans Avenue, at night between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.; at least one lane will remain open in each direction, at all times. These nighttime lane reductions are needed so crews can complete paving work and move equipment within the work area.

Nightly closures are ongoing on Firestone Boulevard south, between Shoemaker Avenue and Carmenita Road (shown in red below), between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., Mondays through Fridays; this work will be ongoing into October. The contractor will be performing nightly concrete pours throughout the project area and these closures are necessary to allow for construction vehicle staging and to maintain nightly access for the contractor to their concrete plant. 

Flaggers will be on site to maintain access for businesses within the closure area shown below in red. However, there will be no through access along this portion of Firestone Boulevard south for the general public. Available alternate routes are highlighted in the map below in blue.

Rosecrans 8-18-17

This information can also be found on 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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