NORWALK -Caltrans is expected to begin work Monday on a 10-lane bridge over the 5 Freeway at Carmenita Road.The bridge will take about five months to build. The work does not require freeway lane, ramp or local street closures. As part of the bridge building, crews will drive nearly 2,500 steel piles into the ground to provide structural support. The Carmenita Road bridge only has two lanes in its current configuration. Drivers can expect to see a large crane and pile-driving equipment in the work zone. A water truck will be on-site to minimize dust and construction noise will not exceed levels allowed by state and federal regulations, authorities said. Work is scheduled to take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and last until April 2013. The new bridge is part of an ongoing project to ease congestion on the 5 Freeway by adding a carpool and genera purpose lane in each direction between Norwalk and the Orange County border.
********** Published: November 22, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 32