Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Paramount Boulevard Bridge Revisited For Final Restoration Above SR-60 in Montebello

Caltrans will begin the final restoration of the Paramount Boulevard bridge above the Pomona Freeway (SR-60) by realigning and upgrading two cloverleaf ramps to current standards, constructing sidewalks, and adding pedestrian ramps that meet Americans With Disabilities Act standards. Additionally, three retaining walls will be constructed along the westbound on- and off-ramps, and along the westbound on-ramp near the intersection of Paramount Boulevard and Neil Armstrong Street. 
This week: The Paramount Boulevard off- and on-ramps to and from east- and westbound SR-60 will close 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, February 1 to Friday, February 5 so construction crews can begin installing concrete barriers (K-rails). 

Expected work schedule for the project:
Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On- and off-ramps will occasionally close 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

During this project, residents, businesses, and motorists should expect occasional day time lane closures and construction noise from heavy equipment. Caltrans noise and vibration specialists will monitor the work to ensure that the noise levels don’t exceed federal and state mandated noise levels. 

In 2011, the Paramount Boulevard Bridge was demolished and rebuilt under an emergency contract after a gasoline tanker fire on the freeway below severely damaged the bridge.  The new bridge, built to modern standards, was opened to the public in May 2012.  The new bridge is wider than the original bridge that was built in 1967.  Once this project is completed, the flow of traffic and safety will be enhanced, congestion reduced, and it will accommodate future traffic demands.
This $6.2 million project was awarded to Powell Constructors of Fontana, California.  The project is expected to finish by January 2017.  This project is funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Fund.  
Dec. 2012 when Paramount was demolished.

Paramount demolished. 

Please Be Work Zone Alert.