Bridge Work Will Close Paramount Blvd. in Downey

DOWNEY (CNS) - An area of the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Downey will be partially closed this weekend for bridge deck repair work, state transportation officials said.

The 55-hour closure will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and end at 5 a.m. Monday.

Paramount Boulevard will be completely closed underneath I-5 during this period, as will the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Paramount Boulevard.

Three out of four southbound lanes will remain open for through traffic on the freeway.

Drivers will be detoured from Paramount Boulevard to Gallatin School House Road and/or Florence Avenue to Lakewood/Rosemead Boulevard to reach their destinations. Some closures may start and end later.

Residents and local businesses located near the freeway may experience noise, vibrations and dust associated with construction activities.

Crews will be cleaning bridge decks, removing concrete from bridge decks and repairing portions of the bridge. The work is part of a $3.1 million project that will preserve 24 bridges along I-5 and is funded by Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

The project will extend the service life of the structures, according to Caltrans. The work involves applying bridge deck sealing, replacing joint seals, closure pour reconstruction and polyester overlay. The project is scheduled to be in construction from winter 2021 to summer 2022.

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