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Del Amo and Bloomfield Gas Co. Project Will Impact Traffic for Weeks

By Brian Hews

The Southern California Gas Company will be performing a “valve automation test” to ensure the structural integrity of a high pressure gas line that runs under Del Amo Blvd. at the intersection of Del Amo and Bloomfield.

The project will last for at least eleven weeks, according to city officials and started this past Monday Feb 1.

The project is actually in Lakewood but encroaches into Cerritos, and the Gas Co. had to pull encroachment permits with Cerritos.

It is a large project necessitating the placement of K-rails and “impact attenuators,” which are the barrels placed at the point of the K-rails to prevent direct impact by a wayward automobile.

As of press time, city officials told HMG-CN that westbound Del Amo east of Bloomfield will be down to one lane approximately one-half mile from the intersection; it was unknown how the eastbound lanes will be affected.



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City of La Palma
The La Palma Avenue/Del Amo Boulevard Bridge over the Coyote Creek was constructed in 1965 and was taken out of the National Highway System in 1998. La Palma/Del Amo Boulevard is classified as a major arterial street. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Local Highway Bridge Program lists the bridge as “structurally deficient”, making it potentially eligible for federal funding. The bridge carries over 20,000 vehicles per day and directly serves the cities of La Palma, Cypress, Cerritos, and Lakewood; and significant portions of Orange and Los Angeles Counties. The existing bridge is approximately 37 feet wide. The bridge narrows… Read more »
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Diesel Pusher Prevost RV
Traffic in this area for the next 3 months is gridlocked, the traffic is backing up on to the Del Amo Bridge. How will this extra weight from this bumper to bumper traffic, impact the structure of this old bridge, since the Del Amo bridge is very old and weak in structure? Del Amo Boulevard is a major east-west connector road, and heavily used for > 180,000 cars per week. This construction site is very disturbing to the residents who have to use this on a day to day basis, especially for the students being transported through this construction zone:… Read more »