Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Florence Avenue Bridge Over I-5 - Lane Switch Update

New lanes of the Florence Avenue Bridge over I-5 in Santa Fe Springs.
In Santa Fe Springs on the night of Monday, December 27, 2017 Caltrans will close Florence Avenue from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. Tuesday morning between Studebaker Road and Orr and Day Road to shift traffic onto the newly constructed half of the Florence Avenue Bridge over I-5.

Commuters will then be able to use two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of the new bridge during construction of the second half of the bridge, expected to be complete by August of 2018. Demolition of the north half of the bridge will begin on the night of December 4, 2017.
This $215 million interchange reconstruction is part of the overall widening of I-5 between I-605 and the Orange County Line, including reconstruction of 14 bridges and pedestrian overcrossings.

The widening of the I-5 will reduce congestion, improve traffic flow, add carpool (HOV) lanes and reduce vehicle emissions. The expected completion of the overall I-5 project is late 2020.

This illustration shows the traffic lane design that will be in effect as of December 28, 2017.