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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.  

Caltrans Releases Latest Construction Updates for I-5 Project

Closures and Detours

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Closures will be implemented November 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 unless otherwise specified.

+ The nights of November 3-4 and 6-9, northbound and southbound I-5 will be fully CLOSED in Burbank between Burbank Boulevard and Alameda Avenue.  The closure window is midnight to 4 a.m. Rain may cause closures to be cancelled and postponed until the following night.  More information and a detour map are here.

+ Intermittent lane closures on Flower Street between Alameda Avenue and Verdugo Avenue at night. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions. Watch for flaggers. More information is here.

+ The southbound I-5 Alameda Avenue off-ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on November 3-4 and 6-9.

The southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard on-ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. November 3-4 and 6-9.
The southbound I-5 Verdugo Avenue on-ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. November 3-4 and 6-9.
+ Up to two lanes closed on northbound I-5 between SR-134 and Alameda Avenue the nights of November 3-4 and 6-9, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

+ 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.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
  

+ Full closure of Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place through late November 2016. 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.

+ The night of November 3, up three lanes on northbound I-5 between Burbank Boulevard and Cohasset Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

FULL NORTHBOUND and SOUTHBOUND I-5 CLOSURES 

The nights of November 3- and 6-9, northbound and southbound I-5 will be fully CLOSED in Burbank between Burbank Boulevard and Alameda Avenue.  The closure window is midnight to 4 a.m. More information and a detour map are here. Rain may cause closures to be cancelled and postponed until the following night.

Construction Activities

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard
Providencia Avenue Bridge: Girder erection (night work) and bridge construction work on the underside of the bridge both northbound and southbound sides. More information is here.
I-5: Install temporary shoring in median, northbound and southbound sides (night work).
Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
 
Leland Way: Overhead sign structure installation.  More information is here.
 
Empire I-5 Undercrossing: Backfill abutment walls and erect falsework.

 
Buena Vista Street Bridge (Winona Bridge): Install forms and rebar for center span’s stem and soffit (top portion of bridge).
  
Empire Avenue Railroad Underpass: Waterproof steel deck.  Construct retaining wall between pump building and Empire Avenue.

 
Empire Avenue: Form rebar and strip walls west of Victory Place. Install water main on east side of I-5 (San Fernando Road).
Hollywood Way to Buena Vista Street: Strip retaining wall forms and overhang, install cable railing.  Place railroad ballast, signalization conduits, and concrete ties.
Victory Place and Empire Avenue: Grade street and intersection.
Northbound I-5 San Fernando Boulevard On-Ramp: Remove soundwall and retaining wall (nighttime work Nov. 3.)  Construct footing and walls.
Old Front Street: Break out retaining wall.

Pump Building: Structure backfill and form vault room floor.

Full Closures of Northbound I-5 in Burbank Begin Oct. 17

The nights of October 17-21, 24-28, and 31, northbound I-5 will be fully CLOSED from midnight to 4 a.m. in Burbank between Alameda Avenue and Orange Grove Avenue.

Additional southbound I-5 closures within the same limits will be implemented November 1-3. A signed detour will be posted.

View an interactive detour map here.

More information is here.

Caltrans Construction Updates For Coming Days

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Providencia Bridge: Construct bridge girder seats and core holes for restrainers (devices that hold girders in place) in preparation for girder installation.

Los Angeles River Bridge: Install flashing at metal soundwall.  Remove overhang bracket and k-rail.

Alameda and Western Bridges: Install utility enclosures.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Empire I-5 Undercrossing: Construct forms, install rebar and pour abutment walls.

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

Empire Avenue Railroad Underpass: Erect steel bridge.

Empire Avenue: Construct retaining walls.

Hollywood Way to Buena Vista Street: Construct retaining walls.

Victory Place Undercrossing: Pour deck and cure concrete.

Southbound I-5 On-Ramp/Frontage Road (circus area): Erect batch plant (temporary concrete plant.)

Victory Place: Remove pavement.  Install shoring.

Burbank Western Channel: Place deck panels. Click here for more information.

Soundwalls: Remove existing block soundwalls between Empire Avenue and Cohasset Street

BURBANK WESTERN CHANNEL CAP: Through mid-October 2016, crews will continue work on the Burbank Western Channel cap project. Please use caution and slow down when driving in the area. Click here for more information.

EMPIRE AVENUE CLOSURE UPDATE: Empire Avenue in Burbank will be closed between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place through November 2016 for bridge construction. Click here for more information.

Construction activities and closures are subject to change.

Closures and Detours

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.

+ Nighttime southbound I-5 closures on September 8, 11, and 12 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

  • Up to two lanes closed between Western Avenue and SR-134
  • Western Avenue on-ramp

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Up to two lanes closed on northbound I-5 between Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

+ Full closure of Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place through November 2016. 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.

+ Intermittent nighttime lane 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.

Latest Caltrans Closures and Construction Updates

Construction activities and closures are subject to change.

BURBANK WESTERN CHANNEL CAP: Beginning the week of August 22 through mid-October 2016, crews will continue work on the Burbank Western Channel cap project. It will be necessary to use Scott Road for some material deliveries for the project. Please use caution and slow down when driving in the area. Flaggers will provide traffic control.

EMPIRE AVENUE CLOSURE UPDATE: Empire Avenue in Burbank will be closed between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place through November 2016 for bridge construction. Click here for more information.

Construction Activities

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.
SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard
Providencia Bridge: Construct bridge girder seats and core holes for restrainers (devices that hold girders in place) in preparation for girder installation.
 
Los Angeles River Bridge: Install flashing at metal soundwall.
 
Alameda and Western Bridges: Install utility enclosures.
 
Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
 
Empire I-5 Undercrossing: Form and install rebar and pour abutment footings.

 
Buena Vista Street Bridge (Winona Bridge): Form backwalls and center span. Strip falsework.
 
Empire Avenue Railroad Underpass: Erect steel bridge.

 
Empire Avenue: Construct retaining walls.

Buena Vista Railroad Underpass: Erect steel bridge.

Pump House: Build falsework.
Victory Place Undercrossing: Form deck.
Southbound I-5 On-Ramp/Frontage Road (circus area): Erect batch plant (temporary concrete plant.)
Victory Place: Remove pavement.  Install shoring.
Burbank Western Channel: Erect crane and set deck panels.
San Fernando Boulevard (east and west of Grismer Avenue): Conduit work
Closures and Detours

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.


Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
+ Traffic control on Scott Road for Burbank Western Channel cap installation.
 
+ Full closure of Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place through November 2016. 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.
+ 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 August 28 and August 29 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Electronic signs on Winona Avenue will provide updates.
+ Traffic control on San Fernando Boulevard east and west of Grismer Avenue for Burbank Water and Power conduit work.