I-5 Empire Project Update: Upcoming Construction Activities and Closures

By On November 17, 2014

The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of November 16-21, 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 16-21, 2014 

Day Work

Leland Way Channel Cap: Removal of concrete (e.g., curb and gutter) on the channel side of Leland Way. Delivery and installation of construction fence panels. Crews will also put down new pavement markings on Leland Way.

NOTE: Leland Way is now a ONE-WAY STREET (temporarily). Motorists may travel in a northerly direction only, as directed by signage. Also, parking restrictions are now in effect. More info is here.

 Retaining wall work near the southbound I-5 Buena Vista Street off-ramp and the southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard off-ramp, and south of Hollywood Way.

Excavation near the northbound Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.

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.

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 16-21, 2014

Street Closures

Empire Avenue 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.

For the safety of the construction crew and motorists, please be attentive to closures, slow for the cone zone, and move over one lane where possible.

Caltrans thanks motorists for their patience and understanding during construction. For more information, visit I-5info.com.