Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Long-Term Closure Coming to Alondra Boulevard

 Plus.....Alondra Bridge Demolition and Reconstruction!

Alondra Boulevard between Freeway Drive and Marquardt Avenue in Santa Fe Springs will be fully closed in both directions beginning Monday, January 7, 2013 until approximately spring 2014.  The closed roadway includes the Alondra Boulevard Bridge, which will undergo reconstruction during this long-term closure as part of the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) HOV Widening and Alondra Boulevard Bridge Project.
Also, on January 7, the existing northbound I-5 on-ramp at Alondra Boulevard will be closed permanently.   A temporary northbound I-5 on-ramp at Freeway Drive will be constructed during the next six months and open to motorists by early July 2013. This temporary ramp will be used for about two years until a new, permanent on-ramp is constructed as part of the project. Motorists will have access to northbound I-5 by accessing the on-ramp at Carmenita Road.
Alondra Boulevard Bridge Demolition and Reconstruction
The 57-year-old Alondra Boulevard Bridge will be demolished in late January 2013 to reconstruct, widen and elongate the structure to accommodate a wider I-5 freeway.  The new bridge will be widened from four lanes to six lanes, with three lanes in each direction.
Bridge demolition is scheduled to take place during two weekends in late January 2013.  More specific dates and details will be announced prior to the demolition weekend.
Local commuters are encouraged to use suggested detours on Valley View Ave., Artesia Blvd., and Carmenita Rd. (See detour map). Expect delays and allow extra time in your commute. The public is encouraged to sign-up to receive email notifications on local street, freeway and ramp closures at the I-5 South Corridor Project Toll-Free Hotline (855) 454-6335 or by visiting www.I-5info.com