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Downey Police Department
Monday December 12th, 2016 :: 09:32 a.m. PST


I-5 Corridor Improvements for the week of December 11th, 2016 | I-5 Between Orange County Line to the I-605

The northbound I-605 connector to southbound I-5 will be closed on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The connector closure is shown in red on the map below and detour route is highlighted in blue. Motorists will be detoured onto northbound I-5, exit the Lakewood Boulevard/Rosemead Boulevard off-ramp, continue south on Lakewood Boulevard, and enter the on-ramp to southbound I-5.

Pile driving operations have tentatively stopped along northbound I-5 at Florence Avenue and will resume in early January 2017.

Crews are continuing daytime work on the cul-de-sacs along Dollison Drive in the City of Downey and Buell Street in the City of Santa Fe Springs. Work is intermittent, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for approximately two weeks.

Contractor will be performing soundwall work along northbound I-5 south of Norwalk Boulevard along Markdale Avenue. Work will be performed weekdays, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Construction crews are clearing vegetation, forming retaining walls, and moving construction equipment along Spry Street and Arlee Avenue. This work will be performed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will be ongoing for approximately three months. Residents are advised to take precautions to ensure pedestrian and roadway safety.

As crews work on Imperial Highway, Norwalk Boulevard and Pioneer Boulevard bridges at I-5, one lane in each direction will be closed on each street (at I-5) during the daytime, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Rosecrans Avenue will be closed intermittently to all through traffic (motorists and pedestrians) in both directions underneath I-5, nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday, December 12 through Friday, December 16. These closures are needed as crews begin pouring the Rosecrans Avenue bridge. Rosecrans Avenue closures will continue intermittently for the next two to four months. For detour information visit the project Google Map.

Beginning as early as late-December, crews will close N. Firestone Boulevard from Rosecrans Avenue to Bloomfield/Markdale Avenue. Residents in the area will maintain driveway access. This closure is dependent on utility crews removing a pole in the construction area. Once the pole is removed and a closure date is confirmed, residents and businesses in the surrounding area will be notified. Closure duration will be approximately six months.

Crews will close N. Firestone Boulevard, between Rosecrans Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue/Markdale Avenue, intermittently between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday, December 12 through Friday, December 16. These closures are needed as crews complete the construction of the new soundwall.

Pile driving activity is underway adjacent to northbound I-5 near Rosecrans Avenue. This work will be performed intermittently for the next several months, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. As this work is underway, flaggers will be on site to direct traffic, while crews transfer piles from the contractor's yard onto the construction site. While transferring piles, portions of Bloomfield Avenue, between Rosecrans Avenue and Markdale Avenue may be temporarily blocked during the daytime.

Crews are continuing sandblasting work on the sound wall along Firestone Boulevard. This work will take place weekdays, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will be ongoing for approximately one to two months. While this work is being done on the soundwall, there will be no through access to Firestone Boulevard between Shoemaker Avenue and Dinard Avenue. No through access signs will be placed in the vicinity to alert motorists of the closures. For more information on the location of these closures, please visit the project Google Map.

As crews conduct median work on Valley View Avenue there will be temporary lane reductions. Work will be performed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Multiple utility relocations are ongoing throughout the construction site. There will be intermittent lane reductions on both N. Firestone Boulevard, S. Firestone Boulevard and Valley View Avenue. Work will be performed Monday through Friday.

A portion of S. Firestone Boulevard at Coyote Creek channel is now closed for utility relocation for a period of 4 - 6 months. Work will be conducted Monday to Friday, between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Businesses along Firestone Boulevard will remain open and detour signs will be posted. For detour information visit the project Google map.

Please visit the project Google map for detailed detour information regarding these closures.

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. Please be advised that pile driving work may be loud and disruptive due to equipment noise, vibration and pounding related to pile driving activity. Also be advised that construction work may be noisy due to construction equipment moving on- and off-site, truck back-up alarms, and other construction related noise.

Downey Police Department
10911 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 562-861-0771

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