Caltrans to Temporarily Close Empire Ave.


EMPIRE AVENUE CLOSURE UPDATE: Empire Avenue in Burbank will be closed between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place starting August 1, 2016, for approxi-mately three weeks. Additional closures of several weeks in duration will continue through November 2016. These closures are necessary for bridge construction. Closure updates will be provided as the work progresses. Click here for more information.

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Metal Soundwall Installation: Southbound I-5 over the Los Angeles River. Crews will install flashing.

K-Rail Removal: Northbound and southbound I-5 between SR-134 and Magnolia Boulevard. This work will occur the nights of August 4 and 7.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Empire I-5 Undercrossing: Drill CIDH (cast-in-drilled-holes / support structure) piles. Form and install rebar in abutment footings.

Buena Vista Street Bridge (Winona Bridge): Form backwalls and center span. Strip falsework at Winona Avenue.

Empire Avenue Railroad Underpass: Backfill retaining walls and erect steel bridge.

Empire Avenue: Remove shoring and layout work on retaining walls.

Buena Vista Railroad Underpass: Erect steel bridge.

Pump House: Form and pour walls.

Victory Place Undercrossing: Form stems (support structures).

Detours and Closures

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

+ Through mid-2017 there will be intermittent daytime bike path closures between Riverside Drive and just south of the SR-134 overcrossing in the City of Los Angeles. When the path is closed, a signed detour will direct users to Zoo Drive and Western Heritage Way. See map here.

+ Up to two lanes of northbound and southbound I-5 will be closed between SR-134 and Magnolia Boulevard the nights of August 4 and 7, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Intermittent ramp closures may occur in this area as well. Consecutive ramps will NOT be closed.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

+ Intermittent full closures of Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place starting August 1 through November 2016. Closures will last for approximately three weeks, and then the street will be reopened for two to three weeks before the next closure. Work hours will be from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., primarily Monday through Friday. During closure periods, the street will remain closed day and night. A detour will be posted. Click here for more information.

+ Intermittent nighttime lanes closures on southbound I-5 between Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard.

Intermittent nighttime ramp closures at southbound Buena Vista Street off-ramp and southbound Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.

+ Buena Vista Street closures between Winona Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard:

  • Night closures: Full closures from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Day closures: Intermittent lane closures in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The street will remain open to motorists.

Winona Avenue will be closed between Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard from July 29 at 10 p.m. to noon on Saturday, July 30, OR the nights of July 31 and August 1 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Electronic signs on Winona Avenue will provide updates.

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