Friday, August 9, 2013

Ramp Re-vamp on SB I-5 Pioneer/Imperial Hwy

The southbound Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) off-ramp at Pioneer Boulevard/Imperial Highway will fully close beginning Thursday, August 15 at 8 a.m.  The ramp will remain fully closed for eight months, through April 2014, when a new elevated off-ramp is complete.

During the Ramp Re-vamp and the full ramp closure, southbound I-5 motorists will have access to off-ramps at Lakewood/Rosecrans; Florence Ave.; and San Antonio Dr./Norwalk Blvd.   To accommodate increased traffic demand on the southbound I-5 San Antonio/Norwalk off-ramp, it will be re-striped and a new signal at Union St./San Antonio Dr. will be modified.  (see attached map)

Upon completion, the Ramp Re-vamp will extend the new Pioneer/Imperial Highway off-ramp nearly 1,200 feet from the widened freeway, and it will flyover Pioneer Blvd. to put traffic onto Imperial Hwy.  Motorists will exit the new off-ramp using one lane, but the ramp will widen to three lanes at Imperial Hwy.

Freeway Traffic Information:  For timely, accurate and accessible real-time freeway traffic information and travel times, visit Caltrans Quick Map http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/