Upcoming Construction for Caltrans Empire Project

By On July 7, 2014

The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of July 7-11, 2014, as part of the I-5 Empire Project in Burbank, a series of freeway improvements between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street. More information about the project is here. Construction activities and closures are subject to change. 

Major Construction Activities for the Week of July 7-11, 2014

  • Night Work: K-rail (concrete barriers) and striping installation will continue on southbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Cohasset Street. Also, the Gas Company will be removing gas lines near the intersection of Empire Avenue and Victory Place.
  • Day Work: Crews will break up and remove concrete pavement between Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street. Also, on Victory Place just south of Empire Avenue, excavation will be underway.
  • What to Expect: Residents may notice some construction noise, but it will not exceed levels permitted by state, federal and local regulations. There may also be some minor vibration.

Closures for the Week of July 7-11, 2014

To avoid inconveniencing motorists heading to holiday activities, construction closures will be suspended on July 4.

Northbound I-5 Closures

Lanes

  • Up to three lanes between Olive Ave. and Hollywood Way: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Note: The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between midnight and 4 a.m.

Ramps

  • Buena Vista Street on-ramp and off-ramp: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Burbank Boulevard (westbound/eastbound) off-ramp: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Scott Road on-ramp: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Walnut Avenue on-ramp: long-term closure through 2016.
  • Burbank Boulevard on-ramp: A long-term closure will be implemented July 16, 2014, through fall 2016.

Southbound I-5 Closures

Lanes

  • Up to three lanes between Hollywood Way and Olive Ave.: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Note: The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between midnight and 4 a.m.

Ramps

  • Buena Vista Street on-ramp and off-ramp: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Burbank Boulevard (westbound/eastbound) on-ramp and off-ramp: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Scott Road off-ramp: long-term closure through 2015
  • Victory Boulevard/Lincoln Street on-ramp: long-term closure through 2015

Resources for Motorists

Project Information: Information about the project is here.