This project is 86% complete.
Projected date of completion for the Florence Ave. Bridge and Project: Late *June 2020. Winter rains have caused more delays.
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The contractor installed a rebar “mat” across the soffit (underside) and “stem walls” of the deck of the second half of the new Florence Ave. Bridge over I-5. Workers built lumber “forms” over the rebar stem wall frames and the first layer of concrete was poured the night of January 30. Workers are removing the forms and placing them horizontally across the deck as a base for the next layer of rebar and concrete. Videos below from Dec. 10. 2019 through February 11, 2020:
Photos of the overnight concrete pour on January 30:
Photos below from November 11, 2019 through February 11, 2020:
Construction of a new block sound wall is complete along the new Florence Ave. on ramp to southbound I-5, west of the freeway near Dollison Dr. A pedestrian walkway is partially complete and the city of Downey has installed lamp posts. Construction of a cul-de-sac is underway. Local residents should expect vibrating and loud noise as the contractor excavates, grades, and compacts in preparation for concrete; weekdays during normal daytime working hours for the next few weeks. Photos from Jan. 28 below:
Workers have also constructed the soffit and outer stem walls of the second half of the bridge west of I-5. Video below from December 31, 2019:
Photos below from December 31, 2019:
Crews excavated lanes on the west side of I-5 to lower them up to four feet as they run beneath the new bridge and then graded, compacted, and re-paved them. Traffic on the connector from southbound I-605 to southbound I-5 was shifted toward the I-5 median and onto newly paved lanes on January 30. Photos below from December 3, 2019 through February 11, 2020:
The Florence Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5, and the Florence Ave. off ramp from northbound I-5 will all remain closed until the second half of the Florence Ave. Bridge is complete. This is per request by the cities of Downey and Santa Fe Springs, to minimize traffic congestion until the three additional bridge lanes are provided to handle the increase in vehicles. Construction of the second half of the bridge is underway.