Thursday, June 6, 2013

Alondra Blvd. Closed on June 9

Alondra Blvd. Closed on June 9

Alondra Bridge Demolition on June 14

A segment of Alondra Blvd, the Alondra Blvd Bridge, and the northbound Interstate 5 on-ramp at Alondra Blvd in Santa Fe Springs will be fully closed beginning Sunday, June 9 at 7 p.m. as part of the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) South Corridor Improvement Projects to widen the freeway, add a carpool lane and reconstruct the Alondra Bridge.

Overnight work will occur on Sunday, June 9 to re-stripe Alondra Boulevard, place k-rail (concrete barriers) and other work to get ready for the Alondra Bridge demolition that is scheduled to begin on Friday night, June 14 and continue for six weekends.

On Monday morning, June 10, local commuters will be directed and encouraged to use the marked detours on Valley View Avenue, Artesia Boulevard and Carmenita Road. The closed segment of Alondra Boulevard extends between Freeway Drive and Marquardt Avenue in both directions. The bridge, and this portion of Alondra Blvd., will be fully-closed until mid-to-late 2014 and the northbound I-5 on-ramp at Alondra Blvd. is expected to re-open before the new bridge opens to traffic. 
The Alondra Boulevard Bridge demolition work will take place overnight for six weekends - Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting).  Three weekends of demolition work is scheduled per each half of the bridge, as follows:   
·        The demolition work is scheduled to begin on Friday night June 14 to Saturday morning June 15; and again on Saturday night June 15 to Sunday morning June 16.
·        Friday night 6/21 to Saturday morning 6/22; and Saturday night 6/22 to Sunday morning 6/23; 
·        Friday night 6/28 to Saturday morning 6/29; and Saturday night 6/29 to Sunday morning 6/30;

Then, the demolition work switches to the opposite side of the bridge and freeway:
·        Friday night 7/5 to Saturday morning 7/6;     and Saturday night 7/6 to Sunday morning 7/7;
·        Friday night 7/12 to Saturday morning 7/13;  and Saturday night 7/13 to Sunday morning 7/14;
·        Friday night 7/19 to Saturday morning 7/20;  and Saturday night 7/20 to Sunday morning 7/21.

Overnight, Directional FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES on the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5)
between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road will occur during the bridge demolition weekends. 
·        One direction of I-5 will fully close each night. 
·        Also, up to two freeway lanes will be closed in the opposite direction during demolition work for the safety of work crews and motorists.
·        The westbound SR-91 freeway connector to northbound I-5 will be closed during the demolition.
·        The on-ramps at Artesia Boulevard and Valley View Boulevard will be closed during the demolition.