Here’s the press release from Caltrans:
Caltrans will conduct overnight full directional freeway closures nightly June 9 through Friday, June 13 on the northbound Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) from Valley View Avenue to Carmenita Road. The closures also include the on-ramps at Artesia Blvd, Alondra Blvd., and Firestone Blvd. Similar full directional freeway closures on southbound I-5 are scheduled for June 18 to 20, plus a closed connector from southbound I-605 to southbound I-5.
The work involves removing falsework, the wood structural support for the new Alondra Boulevard Bridge. The 57-year-old Alondra Boulevard Bridge was completely demolished in June 2013; the new bridge, and the Freeway Drive/Alondra Blvd. intersection is scheduled to reopen later this summer.
Northbound ONLY I-5 Full Freeway Closures: Nightly, Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13
N/B I-5 On-ramps Closed: Nightly, 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.at Artesia Blvd., Alondra Blvd., and Firestone Blvd.
N/B Full Freeway Closure: Nightly, 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. from Valley View Ave. to Carmenita Road.
Southbound ONLY I-5 Full Freeway Closures: Nightly, Wed. June 18; Thurs. 6/19; and Fri. 6/20
S/B I-5 On-ramps Closed: Nightly, 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.at Carmenita Road and Alondra Blvd,.
S/B Full Freeway Closure: Nightly, 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. from Carmenita Road to Valley View Ave.
Connector Closure: southbound I-605 connector to S/B I-5 will be closed from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The construction work and schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change. The Alondra Boulevard Bridge Project is a $110 million project to construct one carpool and one general purpose lane in each direction, from North Fork Coyote Creek Bridge to Marquardt Avenue, reconstruct overcrossings at Alondra Boulevard and North Fork Coyote Creek, and realign and upgrade adjacent frontage roads. The bridge is being widened from a four-lane to a six-lane bridge, with three lanes in each direction, and longer to accommodate a wider freeway. The Alondra Project is scheduled to complete in mid-to-late 2015. The contractor is C.C. Myers, Inc. of Anaheim, Ca.
The construction is part of the $1.8 billion Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) South Corridor Improvement Projects to construct one carpool and one general purpose lane in each direction from the Los Angeles/Orange County line to Interstate 605.
The motoring public, residents and businesses are encouraged to sign-up to receive notifications on street, lane and ramp closures by calling the toll-free I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects information line (855) 454-6335 or visiting www.I-5info.com
New Reduced Speed Limit “Slow for the Cone Zone”
The posted speed limit along the I-5 South Corridor, from the Los Angeles/Orange County line to Interstate 605, has been reduced from 65 miles per hour to 55 mph. Signs have been posted alerting motorists that traffic fines are doubled in highway construction work zones. Please refrain from driving while talking, texting, browsing or other distractions. It’s Not Worth It.
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