The I-5 widening project in southern California is a massive $3.2 billion undertaking divided into two sections—I-5 North and I-5 South. The goal is to improve traffic around the Los Angeles area by adding more high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and direct HOV connectors while also improving pavement and upgrading interchanges. Roads & Bridges visited the section of I-5 right by the Florence Avenue Bridge in late December. The 6.7-mile project is broken down into six segments, and the Florence Avenue Bridge portion represents segment five. Crews were working on lowering the freeway as they moved under the Florence Avenue Bridge in early 2019, and Caltrans was hoping mainline paving would be complete sometime in March.