New I-5 Closures/Detours and Construction Updates

By On September 18, 2015

From September 19, 2015 through October 2015, crews will be driving concrete piles to construct a new railroad bridge over Buena Vista Street.

During work hours, Buena Vista Street northbound and southbound will be closed as follows:
  • Friday, September 18,at 10 p.m. to MondaySeptember 21, at 6 a.m.: Northbound and southbound Buena Vista Street from Winona Avenue to San Fernando Boulevard will be fully closed.
  • September 19 – October 4, 2015:  Northbound and southbound Buena Vista Street from Winona Avenue to San Fernando Boulevard will be fully closed on weekends from Saturday mornings at 6 a.m. to Sunday evenings at 8 p.m.
  • September 21 – October 16, 2015:  One lane of northbound Buena Vista Street from San Fernando Boulevard to Winona Avenue will be closed on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flaggers will direct motorists.
For more information click here.

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

SR 134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Bridge Widening Activities: Construction of concrete barrier rails at Western Avenue and Alameda Avenue and construction of bridge supports underneath Los Angeles River Bridge

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Burbank Western Channel: Forming and pouring abutment wall.

Old San Fernando Tunnel: Removal of barrier beams.

Empire Bridge: Installation of falsework to support freeway bridge structure.

Victory Place Bridge: Installation of lagging and excavation for bridge abutment.

Railroad Retaining Wall: Pile driving for the railroad retaining wall between Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Way (night work).

Burbank Boulevard at Southbound I-5 Off-ramp: Concrete crushing.

Future New Empire Avenue: Excavation work next to Sharky’s.

Southbound I-5 Retaining Walls: Construction of new retaining walls southbound I-5 between Empire Avenue and Burbank Boulevard.

Utility Work: Underground utility work on Empire Avenue between Valpreda Street and Keystone Street.

Closures and Detours

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

The south side walkway/bike path along the Los Angeles River will be closed Monday, September 21, through Friday, September 25, at night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. For more information click here.
There will be intermittent closures of the Alameda Avenue and Western Avenue on-ramps Monday, September 21, through Friday, September 25, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
Buena Vista Street northbound and southbound will be closed as follows:
+ Friday, September 18, at 10 p.m. to MondaySeptember 21, at 6 a.m.: Northbound and southbound Buena Vista Street from Winona Avenue to San Fernando Boulevard will be fully closed.
September 19 – October 4, 2015:  Northbound and southbound Buena Vista Street from Winona Avenue to San Fernando Boulevard will be fully closed on weekends from Saturday mornings at 6 a.m. to Sunday evenings at 8 p.m.
September 21 – October 16, 2015: One lane of northbound Buena Vista Street from San Fernando Boulevard to Winona Avenue will be closed on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flaggers will direct motorists.

For more information click here.