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Empire Interchange to Open, Burbank Freeways Ramps to Close

After many years and construction delays, the long-anticipated Empire Interchange at the I-5 Freeway is due to open next week.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

With this opening comes another phase of the construction as crews begin their work on the area of the Burbank Blvd. bridge that crosses the I-5 Freeway. As soon as the interchange opens, work will start with the closing of several ramps proceeding the construction.

The following three ramps are scheduled to close as early as this weekend:

(1) The northbound I-5 loop off-ramp to westbound Burbank Boulevard
(2) The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Burbank Boulevard
(3) The westbound Burbank Boulevard loop on-ramp to southbound I-5

(see map below)

Once the ramps close, the I-5 Empire Avenue Interchange should be used for the following:

For the NB I-5 loop off-ramp to WB Burbank Boulevard: Continue north on I-5 and exit at Empire Avenue/San Fernando Boulevard; turn right and take San Fernando Boulevard; turn right on Burbank Boulevard

For the SB I-5 off-ramp to Burbank Boulevard: Drivers may: (1) Exit at Empire Avenue; turn right on Empire Avenue; turn right on Lincoln Street; turn right on Victory Place and continue to Burbank Boulevard

OR

(2) Exit at Empire Avenue; turn left and take San Fernando Boulevard to Burbank Boulevard

OR

(3) Exit at Verdugo Avenue; turn right and take Front Street to Burbank Boulevard

For the WB Burbank Boulevard loop on-ramp to SB I-5: Use the SB I-5 on-ramp at Empire Avenue or the SB I-5 on-ramp at Verdugo Avenue/Front Street.

As early as January of 2020, the Burbank Blvd. bridge will be closed for reconstruction that may take up to 16 months to complete. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

Latest Update From Caltrans – Closures and Detours on I-5 Project

Following press release sent from Caltrans:

From 9 p.m. Friday, June 14, to 6 a.m. Monday, June 17 (dates and times are subject to change) Buena Vista Street will be closed in both directions between Winona Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard, and San Fernando Boulevard will be closed in both directions at the intersection at Buena Vista Street. Detours are posted.

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted. The schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change.

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard 
 
Los Angeles River Bridge: Crews continue working in the I-5 median to widen the bridge.
Providencia Avenue: Crews are installing fence barriers on the pedestrian bridge and painting.
I-5 Median: Crews are constructing the median concrete barrier. 
 
 
Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
  

I-5 at Buena Vista Street: Crews are constructing freeway bridge approach and departure slabs.

Buena Vista Street: Crews are constructing street improvements during the daytime and at night on Buena Vista Street between San Fernando Boulevard and the on- and off-ramps at Winona Avenue.

I-5 at Empire Avenue: Crews are backfilling footings and erecting falsework.

‘Old’ Empire Avenue/Victory Place/Wilson Avenue/Maria Street: Crews are constructing street improvements.

Northbound San Fernando Boulevard On-Ramp: Crews are constructing the on-ramp shoulder pavement.

Closures and Detours

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

 

Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures:

Intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., at times reducing I-5 to one or two lanes in either direction.

Alameda Avenue, Sonora Avenue, Western Avenue and South Flower Street Lane Closures:

Intermittent daytime and nighttime street, ramp and lane closures on Alameda Avenue, Sonora Avenue, Western Avenue and South Flower Street through late 2019. Detours are posted. 

South Flower Street:

Parking is not allowed during the daytime on South Flower Street at the Providencia Avenue Bridge where crews are painting. 

 

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street


Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures:

Intermittent nighttime northbound and southbound lane closures reducing I-5 to one or two lanes in either direction between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. 

Full Closure of Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard:

From 9 p.m. Friday, June 14, to 6 a.m. Monday, June 17 (dates and times are subject to change) Buena Vista Street will be closed in both directions between Winona Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard, and San Fernando Boulevard will be closed in both directions at the intersection at Buena Vista Street. These closures are for construction including paving. Detours are posted. The schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change.

Ongoing: Intermittent daytime and nighttime closures of Buena Vista Street, in both directions, between San Fernando Boulevard and Winona Avenue. A detour is posted.

On- and Off-Ramp Closures:

Intermittent on- and off-ramp closures at Buena Vista Street, San Fernando Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Detours are posted.  

Caltrans Latest Construction Updates and Detours

Front Street Long-Term Closure: Front Street between the Metrolink station (south of the Magnolia Boulevard Bridge) and Burbank Boulevard will be a northbound-only one-way street.  For access to the Metrolink station from northbound I-5 use the Olive Avenue exit to 1st Street and cross under the freeway on Verdugo Avenue, and southbound I-5, use the Verdugo Avenue off-ramp exit.

Seismic retrofitting:  Beginning in late November/early December 2017, crews will start seismic retrofit work on the I-5 bridge columns at Buena Vista Street and Winona Avenue. This work is necessary to ensure that the bridge’s existing columns are more resistant to seismic activity. Expect delays on Buena Vista Street, Winona Avenue, and the I-5 northbound and southbound off-ramps. Additional information will be provided.

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

 
 
Construction Activities
 

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Sonora Avenue, Alameda Avenue and Western Avenue Bridges: Through mid-November, crews are working in the I-5 median to demolish a portion of the bridges and working to construct and close the gaps in the middle of the freeway.

LA River:  Crews are constructing the walkway.I-5 Median (between Verdugo Avenue and Sonora Avenue): Crews are grading aggregate base.Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Northbound I-5 Shoulder near Old San Fernando Boulevard Tunnel: Crews are working on the northbound I-5 shoulder near the old San Fernando Boulevard tunnel. This is in preparation for the shoring operation (installation of metal plates and beams to construct the new I-5 Empire Avenue interchange) expected to begin the last week of October.  

Victory Place:  Crews are installing utilities and grading between Empire Avenue and Empire Center.

Buena Vista Street: Crews are grading slopes and working on the sidewalks under the bridges.

Southbound I-5 at Buena Vista Street: Crews are working on the freeway widening at the on- and off-ramps.

Northbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Cohasset Street: Crews are constructing and backfilling retaining walls.

Northbound I-5 at San Fernando Road: Crews will be clearing and disposing of vegetation and removing and setting k-rail.

 

Closures and Detours

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Sonora Avenue and Western Avenue Closures:

Intermittent nighttime street closures on Sonora Avenue and Western Avenue from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m through mid 2018.  Detours are posted.

Alameda Avenue Closures:

Intermittent nighttime ramp closures on Alameda Avenue from Flower Street to Lake Street from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m through mid 2018. 

The following loop on- and off-ramps will be closed (RED in map below):

  • Eastbound Alameda northbound loop on-ramp
  • Westbound Alameda northbound loop off-ramp
  • Eastbound Alameda southbound loop off-ramp
  • Westbound Alameda southbound loop on-ramp
The following on- and off-ramps will remain open (GREEN in map below):
  • Eastbound Alameda northbound off-ramp
  • Westbound Alameda northbound on-ramp
  • Eastbound Alameda southbound on-ramp
  • Westbound Alameda southbound off-ramp
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Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures:

Intermittent nighttime northbound and southbound I-5 lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Intermittent Daytime Closures on Flower Street:

Flower Street under the I-5 bridge will be closed intermittently during the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures:

Intermittent nighttime northbound and southbound I-5 lane closures between Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

East Orange Grove Avenue Closure:

East Orange Grove Avenue between 1st Street and North Bonnywood Place will be closed. To access the Orange Grove northbound I-5 on-ramp use Angeleno Avenue. Detours will be posted.

Front Street Long-Term Closure: 

Front Street between the Metrolink station (south of the Magnolia Boulevard Bridge) and Burbank Boulevard will be a northbound-only one-way street.  For access to the Metrolink station from northbound I-5 use the Olive Avenue exit to 1st Street and cross under the freeway on Verdugo Avenue, and southbound I-5, use the Verdugo Avenue off-ramp exit.

Buena Vista Street Closures:

Intermittent daytime and nighttime closures of Buena Vista Street, in both directions, between San Fernando Boulevard and Winona Avenue.   

On- and Off-Ramp Closures:

Intermittent on- and off-ramp closures at Buena Vista Street, San Fernando Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Detours will be provided.

Empire Avenue Closure:

Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place will be closed through early 2018.

Caltrans to Close Alameda Avenue for Five Nights

Press release from Caltrans:

Closures and Detours

Alameda Avenue Closures.

Alameda Avenue from Flower Street to Lake Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, October 8 through Thursday, October 12 and on Sunday, October 15 through Thursday, October 19

 
The following loop on/off ramps will be closed (RED in map below):
    • Eastbound Alameda northbound loop on-ramp
    • Westbound Alameda northbound loop off-ramp
    • Eastbound Alameda southbound loop off-ramp
    • Westbound Alameda southbound loop on-ramp

The following on/off ramps will remain open (GREEN in map below):

    • Eastbound Alameda northbound off-ramp
    • Westbound Alameda northbound on-ramp
    • Eastbound Alameda southbound on-ramp
    • Westbound Alameda southbound off-ramp

      Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures.

      Intermittent nighttime northbound and southbound I-5 lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

       
      Intermittent Daytime Closures on Flower Street.
      Flower Street under the I-5 bridge will be closed intermittently during the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       
      Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
       
      Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures:
      • Nighttime closures between Scott Road and Burbank Boulevard from 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. on Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6
      • Intermittent nighttime northbound and southbound I-5 lane closures between Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

      East Orange Grove Avenue Closure:  East Orange Grove Avenue between 1st Street and North Bonnywood Place will be closed. To access the Orange Grove northbound I-5 on-ramp use Angeleno Avenue. Detours will be posted.

       

      Front Street Long-Term Closure:Front Street between the Metrolink station (south of the Magnolia Boulevard Bridge) and Burbank Boulevard will be a northbound-only one-way street.  For access to the Metrolink station from northbound I-5 use the Olive Avenue exit to 1st Street and cross under the freeway on Verdugo Avenue, and southbound I-5, use the Verdugo Avenue off-ramp exit.

       
      Buena Vista Street Closures.
      Intermittent daytime and nighttime closures of Buena Vista Street, in both directions, between San Fernando Boulevard and Winona Avenue.    
       
      On- and Off-Ramp Closures.
      Intermittent on- and off-ramp closures at Buena Vista Street, San Fernando Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Detours will be provided.
       
      Empire Avenue Closure.
      Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place will be closed through early 2018.
       

      Construction Activities

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Sonora Avenue, Alameda Avenue and Western Avenue Bridges: Through mid-November, crews are working in the I-5 median to demolish a portion of the bridges and working to construct and close the gaps in the middle of the freeway.

LA River:  Crews are constructing the walkway.

I-5 Median (between Verdugo Avenue and Sonora Avenue): Crews are grading aggregate base.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Victory Place:  Crews are installing utilities and grading between Empire Avenue and Empire Center.

Southbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard: Crews are working on the roadway pavement.

Northbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Cohasset Street: Crews are constructing and backfilling retaining walls.

Buena Vista Street: Crews are grading slopes and constructing the railroad stairway.

New and Ongoing Caltrans Activity Announced

Caltrans has announced the following work for this coming week:

Construction Activities

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Victory Place/Empire Avenue Separation:  Crews are constructing the east side of the Victory Place bridge.  

Southbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard: Crews are placing concrete pavement. 

Northbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Cohasset Street: Crews are constructing retaining walls. 

Closures and Detours

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures.

Intermittent nighttime northbound and southbound I-5 lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 
Intermittent Daytime Closures on Flower Street.
Flower Street under the I-5 bridge will be closed intermittently during the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
Buena Vista Street Closures.
Intermittent daytime and nighttime closures of Buena Vista Street, in both directions, between San Fernando Boulevard and Winona Avenue.   

Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures.Intermittent nighttime northbound and southbound I-5 lane closures between Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.On- and Off-Ramp Closures.Intermittent on- and off-ramp closures at Buena Vista Street, San Fernando Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Detours will be provided.Empire Avenue Closure.Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place will be closed through fall 2017.  A detour is posted.  

Caltrans Gives Latest I-5 Construction Updates

Construction Activities

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Providencia Bridge:  Crews are working on the deck for the bridge.  

   
Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Empire Avenue: Crews are constructing concrete barrier.

Buena Vista/Winona Undercrossing:  Crews are building concrete walls between abutments (the end of the bridge).

Northbound San Fernando Boulevard between Empire Avenue and Northbound I-5 on-ramp:  Crews are installing a temporary barrier for clearing slopes.

Victory Place Separation:  Crews are backfilling abutment walls, erecting falsework, and removing shoring.

Caltrans Photo

Northbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Cohasset Street: Crews are constructing retaining walls and removing trees and other vegetation along San Fernando Boulevard.

Southbound I-5 at Buena Vista Street:  Crews are constructing approach slabs and constructing concrete barrier.

Southbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard:

Crews are placing lean concrete base.
 

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

 Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures.

Intermittent nighttime lane closures on both northbound and southbound I-5 — weekdays from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and weekends from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  Intermittent Daytime Closures on Flower Street.

Flower Street under the I-5 bridge will be closed intermittently during the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

 Buena Vista Street Closures.

Intermittent daytime and nighttime closures of Buena Vista Street, in both directions, between San Fernando Boulevard and Winona Avenue.    

 Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures.
Intermittent nighttime northbound and southbound I-5 lane closures between Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
 
On- and Off-Ramp Closures.
Intermittent on- and off-ramp closures at Buena Vista Street, San Fernando Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Detours will be provided.
 
Empire Avenue Closure.
Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place will be closed through fall 2017.  A detour will be posted.  

Caltrans Opens Buena Vista / San Fernando Elevated Railroad Crossing

While construction has been going on for years to create a car pools lanes in each direction and improve the flow of traffic on the I-5, a side benefit has been the raising of the railroad tracks above Buena Vista eliminating one of the most dangerous intersections in the city.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Elevating the railroad tracks allows for grade separations to enhance safety for vehicles crossing at two locations: first at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard, where fatalities have occurred at the at-grade crossing, and in the future at the new I-5 interchange under construction at Empire Avenue.

There have been numerous accidents over the years that have resulted in four fatalities and many serious injuries according to officials at the ribbon cutting for the new elevated separation.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes commented from the podium that in his 32 years as a firefighter he had been at many accidents at the crossing. He also noted that not only would accidents decrease, the constant blowing of train horns will no longer occur at the crossing creating a quiet area.

The event in Tuesday was hosted by California Department of Transportation, District 7, City of Burbank, Federal Highway Administration, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink)

The realignment and elevation of the railroad tracks adjacent to the freeway and the construction of a railroad grade separated crossing at Buena Vista Street are part of the I-5 / Empire Avenue Project.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The project, with an overall cost of $355 million funded by Metro, Federal Highway Administration and Caltrans, will enhance I-5 through Burbank and improve traffic circulation by adding carpool lanes in each direction between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.

The project will also construct a new full interchange at Empire Avenue, reconstruct the Burbank Boulevard overcrossing and realign ramps, while constructing an auxiliary lane between Burbank Boulevard and Empire Avenue.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The project will relieve congestion, improve traffic flow and provide easy access to the Hollywood Burbank Airport and shopping centers. The work related to the railroad alone is nearly $40 million. The separation of trains and pedestrians will lead to a safer environment for millions of people.

 

Caltrans Announces Construction Timeline for the Week

Construction Activities

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.
SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard
 

Providencia Avenue Bridge: Crews are installing girders (support beams), diaphrams (girder connectors) and tension bolts for construction of the deck for the Providencia Avenue Bridge.  This operation will occur at night between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.  
 

Sonora, Western, Alameda Bridges: Demo and structure excavation in the median for Sonora, Western and Alameda Bridges continues.
   
Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
  
Leland Way: Crews will install sign structures for the new Empire Avenue off-ramp and the Buena Vista Street off-ramp just north of Leland Way. 
 
Empire I-5 Undercrossing: Crews are constructing the deck that will connect Empire Avenue to San Fernando Boulevard under I-5.
 
Empire Avenue: Crews will continue to install forms and rebar and strip walls west of Victory Place at Empire Avenue.
 
Hollywood Way to Burbank Boulevard (Railroad): Crews are working to complete the track and signals for the railroad. 
 
Northbound I-5 San Fernando Boulevard On-Ramp: Crews continue to construct the footing and walls for the Northbound I-5 San Fernando Boulevard on-ramp.  In addition, crews are removing the vegetation on the slopes and setting k-rail.
 

Closures and Detours

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard   
 
Northbound and Southbound I-5 Nighttime Lane Closures.
The number one and two lanes (far left lanes) on northbound and southbound I-5 will be closed through mid- to late-February at night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
 

Lane closures for Sonora Avenue, Western Avenue and Alameda Avenue.  

Intermittent daytime lane closures, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., under the I-5 bridge. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. Some sidewalk closures are expected as well. A pedestrian detour will be provided.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

 

Victory Place from Empire Place to Empire Avenue.
Victory Place from Empire Place to Empire Avenue will be reduced to one lane for both northbound and southbound traffic. Work hours will be from Friday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. to Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 a.m.  Flaggers will be on site to direct motorists.
 
Installation of overhead signs may require intermittent closures on Leland Way. Access to homes and driveways will be maintained at all times. Watch for flaggers.
 

Caltrans Announces Construction Updates

Construction Activities

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.
SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard
 

Providencia Avenue Bridge: Crews are installing girders (support beams), diaphrams (girder connectors) and tension bolts for construction of the deck for the Providencia Avenue Bridge.  More information is here.
 

Sonora, Western, Alameda Bridges: Demo and structure excavation in the median for Sonora, Western and Alameda Bridges continues.
   
Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
 
Victory Place from Empire Place to Empire Avenue: Crews will pave Victory Place from Empire Place to Empire Avenue.  

Leland Way: Crews will install sign structures for the new Empire Avenue off-ramp and the Buena Vista Street off-ramp just north of Leland Way. 

Empire I-5 Undercrossing: Crews are constructing the deck that will connect Empire Avenue to San Fernando Boulevard under I-5.

 
Empire Avenue: Crews will continue to install forms and rebar and strip walls west of Victory Place at Empire Avenue.
 
Hollywood Way to Burbank Boulevard (Railroad): Work on the railroad continues as crews install concrete ties and rail tracks.
 
Northbound I-5 San Fernando Boulevard On-Ramp: Crews continue to construct the footing and walls for the Northbound I-5 San Fernando Boulevard on-ramp.  In addition, crews are removing the vegetation on the slopes and setting k-rail. 
 
Pump Building: Crews continue to install forms and rebar and pour walls for the new pump building. 
 

Closures and Detours

 
SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard  
 
Lane closures for Sonora Avenue, Western Avenue and Alameda Avenue.  
Intermittent daytime lane closures, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., under the I-5 bridge. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. Some sidewalk closures are expected as well. A pedestrian detour will be provided.

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.


Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
 
Installation of overhead signs may require intermittent closures on Leland Way. Access to homes and driveways will be maintained at all times. Watch for flaggers.
 
Victory Place from Empire Place to Empire Avenue.  Victory Place from Empire Place to Empire Avenue will be reduced to one lane for both northbound and southbound traffic. Work hours will be from Friday, Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 23 at 5 a.m.  Flaggers will be on site to direct motorists.  

Due to recent weather patterns, this work may not occur until Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 30 at 5 a.m.
 
Full closure of Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place through January 2017. Work hours will be from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., primarily Monday through Friday. The closure will remain in place 24/7. A detour will be posted. Click here for more information.  

New Caltrans Activities for I-5 Announced

Construction activities and closures are subject to change.

Construction Activities:

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.
SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Providencia Avenue Bridge: Crews are installing girders (support beams), diaphrams (girder connectors) and tension bolts for construction of the deck for the Providencia Avenue Bridge.  More information is here.
Sonora, Western, Alameda Bridges: Demo and structure excavation in the median for Sonora, Western and Alameda Bridges continues.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Victory Place at Empire Avenue: Curbs and gutters are being constructed at Victory Place and Empire Avenue.  

Leland Way: Crews will install sign structures for the new Empire Avenue off-ramp and the Buena Vista Street off-ramp just north of Leland Way. 

Empire I-5 Undercrossing: Crews are constructing the deck that will connect Empire Avenue to San Fernando Boulevard under I-5.

Empire Avenue: Crews will continue to install forms and rebar and strip walls west of Victory Place at Empire Avenue.

Hollywood Way to Burbank Boulevard (Railroad): Work on the railroad continues as crews install concrete ties and rail tracks.

Northbound I-5 San Fernando Boulevard On-Ramp: Crews continue to construct the footing and walls for the Northbound I-5 San Fernando Boulevard on-ramp.  In addition, crews are removing the vegetation on the slopes and setting k-rail. 

Pump Building: Crews continue to install forms and rebar and pour walls for the new pump building. 

Closures and Detours:

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard   

Lane closures for Sonora Avenue, Western Avenue and Alameda Avenue.  Intermittent daytime lane closures, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., under the I-5 bridge. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. Some sidewalk closures are expected as well. A pedestrian detour will be provided.

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.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street<
Installation of overhead signs may require intermittent closures on Leland Way. Access to homes and driveways will be maintained at all times. Watch for flaggers.

Full closure of Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place through January 2017. Work hours will be from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., primarily Monday through Friday. The closure will remain in place 24/7. A detour will be posted. Click here for more information.