SANTA FE SPRINGS - The Alondra Bouleard onramp to the 5 Freeway will be closed for more than a year as crews work to replace the aging Alondra Boulevard Bridge.The bridge will be demolished over one or two weekends in late January 2013. Construction is expected to last through spring 2014. One direction of the freeway will be fully closed overnight between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road during demolition weekend. The Carmenita onramp will also be closed. Eastbound traffic from Alondra Boulevard will be redirected onto Carmenita Road and westbound traffic will turn left on Valley View. The bridge replacement is part of a larger project to improve the 5 Freeway between the 605 Freeway and the Orange County line. Caltrans is adding one carpool and one general purpose lane in each direction, realign and upgrade adjacent frontage roads and reconstruct bridges.
********** Published: December 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 35