New I-5 Construction Updates, Alameda Ave. to Experience Closures

By On September 18, 2012

Caltrans is constructing a carpool lane on the Golden State Freeway      (I-5) between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.

As part of the improvements, crews will be pile driving on the I-5 median at Alameda Avenue. The piles will provide structural support necessary for the widening of the freeway.

There will be no lane closures on the freeway.

This construction activity will require a partial closure of Alameda Avenue. At least one lane in each direction will be open at all times. Flaggers will be on site to control the flow of traffic. Should traffic back up on Alameda Avenue, there will be a detour in place. Monday, September 17, through Friday, October 12, 2012 – Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

You may hear construction noise and experience vibrations during this operation. Noise will not exceed levels allowed by state and federal regulations.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes, ramps, and connectors of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) and the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) as part of a $57.8 million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes in each direction along I-5 between SR-134 and Magnolia Boulevard. Closures are subject to change. Detours will be signed.

Golden State Freeway (I-5) Closures
Tuesday September 18 through Friday September 28, 2012

▪   Northbound I-5 Connector to Eastbound SR-134
TIME: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Connector to Eastbound SR-134
TIME: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

▪   Westbound SR-134 Connector to Northbound I-5
TIME: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

▪   Westbound SR-134 Northbound and Southbound San Fernando Road On Ramp
TIME: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Western Avenue Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Western Avenue Eastbound and Westbound Off Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Western Avenue Eastbound and Westbound On-Ramps
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Western Avenue Westbound and Eastbound Off-Ramps
TIME 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Olive Avenue/Verdugo Avenue Off Ramp
TIME: 9p.m. to 6 a.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Olive Avenue/Verdugo Avenue Off Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Olive Avenue/Verdugo Avenue On Ramp
TIME: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Olive Avenue/Verdugo Avenue On Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Alameda Avenue Off and On Ramp
Time: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Alameda Avenue Off and On Ramp
Time: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪   Southbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Burbank Boulevard On Ramp
Time: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

·       Northbound I-5  Westbound Colorado Boulevard On Ramp
Time: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

▪   Northbound I-5 from Colorado Boulevard to SR-134
TIME: Up to three lanes – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 8 a.m. on
Saturday September 22nd and 10 a.m. on Sunday September 23rd)
Four lanes- 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.(Until 5 a.m. on September 22nd)

▪   Northbound I-5 from SR-134 to Burbank Boulevard

TIME: Up to two lanes – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 7 a.m. on Saturday
September 22nd and 10 a.m. on Sunday September 23rd)
Three lanes- 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. (Until 5 a.m. on September 22nd)

▪   Southbound I-5 from Burbank Boulevard to SR-134
TIME: Up to two lanes – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 7 a.m. on Saturday
September 22nd and 8 a.m. on Sunday September 23rd)
Three lanes –2 a.m. to 5 a.m.

About the Project

This project is building a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction along the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, a total distance of 5.4 miles (2.7 miles in each direction). It is also constructing sound walls and retaining walls.