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


The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of December 15-19, 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 Dec. 15-19, 2014   All day work, unless otherwise specified.

  • Leland Way Channel Cap: Drilling operation to begin December 18. Placement of roadway markings (one-way arrows). Flaggers will be on site if needed to ensure street and driveway access at all times. Work may be delayed due to rain.

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 (night work).
  • Signage operation at the southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.
  • Utility removal/relocation operation near the closed southbound I-5 Scott Road off-ramp.

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 Dec. 15-19, 2014

  • Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between Hollywood Way and Buena Vista Street will be closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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.