Thursday, July 31, 2014


Caltrans will fully close the intersection of Alondra Boulevard, Marquardt Avenue and South Firestone Boulevard in the city of Santa Fe Springs beginning on Monday morning, August 4 at 6 a.m. The intersection will remain fully closed for approximately one month during a concentrated construction work schedule expected to complete in the first week of September, weather permitting.

Construction will take place during day and nighttime hours and on weekends. A marked detour will direct motorists around the closure area using 166th Street, Carmenita Road, Alondra Blvd. and Firestone Blvd. The long-term closure is necessary to complete final construction of the new Alondra Boulevard Bridge. The work involves building-up the roadbed by nearly five feet to meet the bridge approach on the west end of the new bridge.
 "Caltrans is committed to expediting the final work for the bridge so that we may safely return the roadway to the public as soon as possible," said John Yang, Caltrans I-5 Corridor construction manager overseeing the projects in Los Angeles County. "Caltrans thanks the motorists, residents, school districts, patrons and businesses for their patience during construction."

When the long-term closure is lifted, the new Alondra Blvd. Bridge will re-open to the public. Additionally, motorists and pedestrians will regain access to the Freeway Drive/Alondra Blvd. intersection that has been closed since August 2013 for roadway improvements and realignment. The Alondra Boulevard Bridge Project began construction in March 2012. The 57-year old bridge was fully closed between Marquardt Ave. and Freeway Drive and demolished in June 2013.

During the past year, the bridge has been reconstructed and widened from a four-lane to a six-lane bridge, with three lanes in each direction, and longer to accommodate a wider freeway. The work is part of the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) South Corridor Improvement Projects to widen the freeway and add one HOV lane and one general purpose lane.