- Valley View Ave. Interchange Project - July 10, 2020 - July 17, 2020
- VALLEY VIEW AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT - Jan 21, 2018
- VALLEY VIEW AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT - Jan 14, 2018
Weekly Construction Updates
Improvements: HOV lane, one mixed-flow lane in each direction, interchange modifications at Valley View Avenue and Artesia Boulevard, frontage road modifications.
Schedule: Construction began in late 2016
Currently: 61% complete.
Cost: $640 Million
PDF Map Downloads are Below
Valley View Staging Map_stage-2-phase-1.pdf
Valley View Staging Map_stage-2-phase-2.pdf
Valley View Staging Map_stage-2-phase-3.pdf
Valley View Staging Map_stage-3-phase-1.pdf
Valley View Staging Map_stage-3-phase-2.pdf
Valley View Avenue Interchange
In mid-November of 2016 Caltrans began construction on the Valley View Avenue Interchange Project, which will add a High Occupancy Vehicle and mixed-flow lane in each direction along approximately one and a half miles of I-5 at Valley View Avenue, from Artesia Boulevard undercrossing to North Fork Coyote Creek. The project extends through the cities of Buena Park, La Mirada, Cerritos, and Santa Fe Springs.
Three bridges will be reconstructed: the Valley View Avenue Bridge at I-5, the North Firestone Boulevard Bridge over Coyote Creek, and the I-5 freeway bridge at Coyote Creek. Lanes will be kept open on the Valley View Avenue Bridge during construction. There will also be improvements to the interchange at Valley View Avenue and adjacent frontage roads. The new bridge includes a railroad overpass.
First half of Valley View Ave. Bridge opened: October 7, 2019.
Completion of second half of Valley View Ave. Bridge: Revised to *mid 2022.
Completion of entire I-5 Valley View Ave. Interchange project: Revised to *mid-2022.
Also, please go to our Twitter page at twitter.com/My5LA for project updates.
The contractor is constructing the soffit (deck underside) and stem walls on the second half of the bridge and a pedestrian walkway on the first half of the bridge. Workers are also securing steel “cage” rebar cylinders into place to serve as support columns for the second half of the bridge and ramps connecting to the bridge, covering them with “forms”, and pouring concrete.
Aerial drone video from June 28 below:
Aerial drone photos below from June 28 below:
The Valley View Ave. on ramp to southbound I-5 permanently closed at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. This will allow us to construct a bridge leading to the new southbound on ramp and to complete the new S. Firestone Blvd.
The existing S. Firestone Blvd. is closed from a point about halfway between Marquardt Ave. and the bridge, extending down to the standing point of closure south of the on ramp. The closure will remain in effect until 5 p.m. July 10. At that time, the new S. Firestone Blvd. running under the Valley View Ave. Bridge will open to through traffic between Alondra Blvd. / Marquardt Ave. and Artesia Blvd.
Traffic will not be able to access the on ramp to southbound I-5 from Marquardt Ave. However, traffic may continue to access southbound I-5 from the Carmenita Rd. or Artesia Blvd. on ramps. There will be no through-traffic on S Firestone Blvd. between Marquardt Ave. and Artesia Blvd. during the closure. However, businesses will remain easily accessible from either Artesia Blvd. or Alondra Blvd. via Marquardt Ave. Proper signage is in place and there is a temporary cul-de-sac for U-turns.
The old Valley View Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5 (near N. Firestone Blvd. and Gateway Dr.) closed permanently at 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 11. At 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, the new Valley View Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5 opened to the public, accessible directly from Valley View Ave.
Traffic traveling south on Valley View Ave. from Alondra Blvd. will be able to access the on ramp with a right turn.
Traffic traveling northwest on N. Firestone Blvd. will be able to cross over Valley View Ave. to the new on ramp.
However, traffic traveling northbound on Valley View Ave. will NOT be able to turn left onto the new on ramp until later in the project. Northbound Valley View Ave. traffic will need to continue to Alondra Blvd., then west to Carmenita Rd. and north on Carmenita Rd. to the on ramp to northbound I-5. Map below:
Video from June 9 below:
Video slideshow from May 27 below:
Video from May 27 below:
Video slideshow from May 1 & May 6 below:
Video below from May 6:
Aerial drone photos below from June 18:
Photos below from May 1 through June 9:
Aerial drone photos below from May 13:
Photo below shows aerial view facing southeast. Green arrows= where new lanes will be added to I-5. Blue arrows= future Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 exiting to Valley View Ave. Bridge. Orange arrows= future S. Firestone Blvd. ramp connecting to the bridge:
Photos below from Dec. 17, 2019 through May 6, 2020:
Videos below from January 7 through May 6, 2020:
The contractor constructed the abutment wall and retaining walls to support the future Firestone Blvd. ramp where it will connect to the second half of the Valley View Ave. Bridge. Videos below show progress from November 5, 2019 through February 18, 2020:
Photos below from October 22, 2019 through February 18, 2020:
Clearing earth from construction site where we are building second half of Valley View Ave. Bridge. November 19, and November 26 below:
The contractor removed the “falsework” (temporary frame support) from the completed first half of the new Valley View Ave. Bridge. Video from November 11, below:
Video of the first half of the new Valley View Ave. Bridge over I-5 and where the second half of the old bridge was demolished in October:
Photos below of second half of bridge before and after demolition and removal of steel girders:
The contractor poured lean concrete base and the final layer of concrete for the future Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 where it will connect to the north side of the Valley View Ave. Bridge, west of I-5. Video below from Dec. 17:
Photos below from Dec. 17:
The contractor poured concrete for the future Valley View Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5. Videos below from December 10:
Photos below from December 3 and 10:
We opened a new FOURTH freeway lane to traffic on northbound I-5 from Alondra Blvd. to the Orr & Day railroad overhead north of Imperial Highway. At that point, it narrows back down to three lanes. After completion of the Florence Ave. interchange, the northbound fourth lane will extend almost to to I-605. We also opened a fourth lane on southbound I-5 from north of Imperial Highway all the way to the Orange County line near Artesia Blvd. Map below:We
Access from Valley View Ave. to S. Firestone Blvd. (just north of the railroad tracks) is now permanently closed. However, S. Firestone Blvd. remains open to traffic between Marquardt Ave. and Artesia Blvd.
- The contractor constructed the soffit and the stem walls along the edge of the deck of the ramp that will connect Firestone Blvd. to the Valley View Ave. Bridge. The first and second layers of concrete have been poured. Photos below show progress from May through August 27:
5. Workers constructed the “soffit” (deck underside) and stem walls along the sides for the Valley View Ave. off ramp from southbound I-5 connecting to the bridge. Concrete was poured on the soffit and over the stem walls. Then the final layer of concrete was poured. Photos below from June 11 through October 7:
Video below from Oct. 15 shows final layer of concrete:
- Construction of two bridges side-by-side over Coyote Creek east of I-5 near Trojan Way in La Mirada is complete. One bridge will carry new lanes of Firestone Blvd. and one will carry the new lanes of I-5. The contractor demolished the old Coyote Creek Bridge west of I-5 in La Mirada and has completed construction of the abutment walls that will support the new bridge. Photos below from August 6 through September 24:
- N. Firestone Blvd. is closed between Knott Ave. and Trojan Way to allow widening of northbound I-5, reconstruction of a new Firestone Blvd, to the east, and the reconstruction of Coyote Creek Bridge. Detour map below: