LOS ANGELES — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today announced the beginning of a pavement preservation project that is repairing broken slabs along a five mile segment of Interstate 5 between Santa Fe Springs and Commerce. The slab replacement and dig outs between Interstate 605 and Washington Boulevard will require nighttime lane closures.
The three right lanes of northbound and southbound I-5 will be subject to closure for pavement work from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and again from 12:01 a.m. until 8 a.m. on Fridays and 12:01 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Only the far left lane will be open. Work is weather permitting.
"This I-5 corridor project is possible due to SB 1, which is addressing the backlog of repairs needed across the state highway system to keep people and freight moving."
Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, use alternate routes Be Work Zone Alert.
With funding from Senate Bill 1, Caltrans will be replacing 17,000 miles of pavement across the state and 563 lane miles in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The pavement projects will extend the service life of our roadways, and the fix-it-first approach will help preserve California’s more than 50,000 lane miles of highways and roads.
RV Concrete, Inc. of Anaheim is the contractor on this $1.7 million project
Work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues. More information and updates on projects can be found on Caltrans District 7's Projects page or on Twitter via @CaltransDist7.
SB 1 provides an ongoing funding increase of approximately $1.8 billion annually for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the state highway system. SB 1 funds will enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.
Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov/.