[Caltrans] – The 57-year-old Alondra Boulevard Bridge will be demolished in late January 2013 to reconstruct, widen and elongate the structure to accommodate a wider I-5 freeway. The new bridge will be widened from four lanes to six lanes, with three lanes in each direction. The work is part of the $1.6 billion I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects to add one carpool and one general purpose lane in each direction along a seven-mile corridor from the Los Angeles/Orange County line to I-605.
Bridge demolition is scheduled to take place during one, or possibly two weekends in late January 2013. More specific dates and details will be announced prior to the demolition weekend.
“Half of the bridge is scheduled to come down during one night and half the next night,” said Dan Freeman, Acting Deputy District 7 Director for Construction. “Caltrans plans to keep one directional side of the freeway open to move traffic during the demolition work.”
On the following night, the same plan will take place on the opposite side of the freeway.
The $110 million Alondra Boulevard Bridge Project, from North Fork Coyote Creek Bridge to Marquardt Avenue, will reconstruct overcrossings at Alondra Boulevard and North Fork Coyote Creek, construct retaining walls and new ramps, improve the Alondra Boulevard roadway, and realign and upgrade adjacent frontage roads. The contractor for the Alondra Project is C.C. Myers Inc. of Anaheim.
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