VALLEY VIEW AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT
Construction on this project is 27% complete.
Completion of first half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Approximately March of 2019.
Completion of second half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Approximately December of 2020.
Completion of entire I-5 Valley View Ave. Interchange project: Approximately early 2021.
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N. Firestone Blvd. is scheduled to be closed overnight in both directions between Artesia Blvd. & Knott Ave. from 9 p.m. Monday, May 21 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 for pothole repair and grading along the corner of Knott Ave. and N Firestone Blvd. Map below:
N. Firestone Blvd. is scheduled to be closed overnights in both directions between Trojan Way & Phoebe Ave. Tuesday, May 22 and again Wednesday, May 23 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night for grading along Firestone Blvd. and to work on access at the driveway at the furniture store and plumbing supply store. Map below:
Crews are installing rebar across the deck of the Valley View Ave. Bridge over I-5. Photos from May 9 and May 16 (below):
Men at Work assembling "face forms", or concrete molds for retaining walls on the west side of I-5 at the Valley View Ave. Bridge (below):
Crane lifting and laying concrete molds (below):
View of the Valley View Ave. Bridge and stem walls from below, May 9 and May 16 (below):
The Arbor Place detour is in place as of Friday, May 11. Arbor Place is permanently closed at the old intersection with Valley View Ave. Traffic may turn right or left off of Valley View Ave. one-way onto Arbor Place under the bridge structure south of the railroad tracks. (There is a designated left turn lane on northbound Valley View Ave). Traffic will exit Arbor Place one-way using the new ramp that puts traffic onto eastbound Valley View Ave. See map below:
The permanent closure, facing east on Arbor Place towards Valley View Ave. with one-way signs from the new entrance (below):
Traffic turns in from Valley View Ave. under the bridge south of the railroad tracks and then to Arbor Place (below):
Traffic exiting Arbor Place turns right onto the ramp leading to southbound Valley View Ave. here (below):
continuing over the ramp (below):
To southbound Valley View Ave. (below):
"Old" N. Firestone Blvd. has been demolished between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way (below, facing north):
Crews are grading the closed lanes of Trojan Way to elevate them so they will rise to meet the new N. Firestone Blvd. (below, facing Firestone Blvd.):
The two open lanes of Trojan Way at N. Firestone, one lane each direction (below, facing Firestone Blvd.):
Vehicle turns north onto Trojan Way, where N. Firestone Blvd. is closed to traffic at the Coyote Creek Bridge (below)
Location of the former Coyote Creek Bridge at N. Firestone Blvd. (below):
Demolished portion of "old" Firestone Blvd. facing south from Trojan Way (below):
Valley View Ave. will be elevated to meet with the new Valley View Ave. Bridge. In turn, N. Firestone Blvd. will be elevated to meet Valley View Ave. In preparation for these modifications, N. Firestone Blvd. is now reduced to one lane in each direction between Gateway Dr. and Valley View Ave.
Trucks 2500 lbs. or more and / or at least 25’ long will not be permitted to:
• Drive on N. Firestone Blvd. between Valley View Ave. and Gateway Dr.
• Turn left or right onto N. Firestone Blvd. from Valley View Ave.
• Turn left from the northbound I-5 Valley View Ave. exit ramp at Gateway Dr.
to access Valley View. They must turn right onto N. Firestone Blvd.
Access to all local businesses will remain open.
Through the remainder of this project, there will be recurring closures of: N. Firestone Blvd. between Valley View Ave. and Gateway Dr. Valley View Ave. between Alondra Blvd. and Park Place.
Access to businesses within those closure parameters will ALWAYS be permitted. Secure the attention to workers on scene to allow access, if necessary.
N. Firestone Boulevard is CLOSED between Knott Avenue and Trojan Way in La Mirada until at least April of 2019 to prepare for the widening of I-5 and to allow demolition and reconstruction of the bridge over Coyote Creek. N. Firestone Boulevard will be rebuilt to the east. Closure and detour map below:
Demolition of the Coyote Creek Bridge on N. Firestone Blvd. is underway. This is within a closed construction area.
Questions and Answers:
1. Will N. Firestone Blvd. also be rebuilt between Trojan Way and the I-5 on ramp?
Yes, but access between those two points will remain open during construction. The reconstruction will occur without a long-term closure.
2. When N. Firestone Blvd. is re-opened between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way, will traffic signals be installed at those two intersections?
The construction plans currently provide for stop signs only. Any changes would need to be requested by the city.
*DISCLAIMER: Due to the dynamic nature of construction, please note that all dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather.