Monday, May 16, 2016

Paramount Bl. Bridge Permanent Restoration Project above Pomona Freeway

Looking south, near eastbound SR-60 on-ramp
Caltrans' contractor, Powell Constructors Inc. will begin to:
  • Backfill the new constructed retaining walls 
  • Pour concrete to build wider on- and off-ramps that connect to Paramount Boulevard bridge
Motorists may experience occasional freeway ramp closures.  The work is not expected to be louder than freeway traffic.
Work hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday
Work Period: May 9 to May 28
Retaining wall next to westbound on-ramp
Summary: This project will realign and upgrade two cloverleaf ramps to current standards, constructing sidewalks, and add pedestrian ramps that meet Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 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. 
Retaining wall across from Neil Armstrong St.
Background: 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 will accommodate future traffic demands.
East- and westbound ramps to be widened across from Neil Armstrong St.

Questions? Call 213-897-3656 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist07