I-5 Empire Project Construction Activities and Closures


The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of November 3-7, 2014, as part of the I-5 Empire Project in Burbank, a series of freeway improvements between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street. More information about the project is here. Construction activities and closures are subject to change.

Major Construction Activities for the Week of November 3-7, 2014

Day Work

 Leland Way Channel Cap: Placement of construction fence on Leland Way. Installation of signage and pavement markings for one-way travel. Removal of vegetation. (More info here.)

 Retaining wall work near the I-5 Buena Vista St. off-ramp and near the southbound I-5 Burbank Blvd. off-ramp.

Concrete removal on the west side of the railroad tracks between Hollywood Way and Buena Vista Street.

Excavation in the southbound San Fernando tunnel area (closed to traffic).

Utility removal/relocation on San Fernando Boulevard near the Grismer Avenue intersection.

Placement of conduit (for pump station) on Victory Place north of Empire Avenue.

Night Work

  • Striping operation on northbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Way. (This work is scheduled for Nov. 2-6.)

Please be attentive to closures, slow down, and watch for workers in construction zones.

What to Expect: Residents and businesses close to the freeway may notice vibration and construction noise, but it will not exceed levels permitted by state, federal and local regulations. Also, the contractor is using approved dust-control measures to minimize airborne particles, but some dust is expected.

Additionally, motorists should be attentive to new traffic patterns created by restriping of travel lanes and concrete barriers. Please proceed cautiously and watch for workers.

Closures for the Week of November 3-7, 2014


  • Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between Burbank Boulevard and Hollywood Way: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (These closures are scheduled for Nov. 2-6.)


  • Northbound Hollywood Way off-ramp: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (This closure is scheduled for Nov. 2-6.)

Street Closures

  • Empire Ave. will have one travel lane in each direction at all times.
  • A short stretch of San Fernando Boulevard near Grismer Avenue will be reduced to one lane during the day.

Resources for Motorists

Project Information: Information about the project is here.

  Closure Information: Closure information for this and other freeway projects is also available on the Caltrans website and the I-5 website.

  Real-Time traffic Information: Visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov, go511.com, or call 5-1-1.