I-5 Widening Project in Glendale and Burbank

September 17, 2018

 

Caltrans is improving the I-5 in Glendale and Burbank between State Route 134 and Buena Vista Street. There will be a Community Open House for the I-5 Widening Project on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Burbank Community Services Building (150 N. Third St., Burbank). Caltrans will provide a project update and talk one-on-one with attendees.

 

The I-5 Widening Project in Glendale and Burbank will enhance safety, improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, encourage ridesharing, decrease surface street traffic and improve air quality. Learn more about the project at My5LA.com.

 

Additionally, Caltrans crews will be working on the I-5 and SR-134 causing a closure of lanes.  All northbound I-5 lanes will be closed at the L.A. River on the night of September 28-29 (Friday Night-Saturday morning). All northbound I-5 lanes and all westbound SR-134 lanes will be closed at the L.A. River on the night of September 29-30 (Saturday night- Sunday morning). Connectors will also be closed.

 

Current Construction Activities:

 

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

  

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard 

 

Sonora Avenue, Alameda Avenue, Western Avenue, Providencia Avenue, and LA River Bridges: Crews continue working in the I-5 median to widen the bridges.

 

Providencia Avenue: Crews are installing fence barriers and removing overhang brackets on the pedestrian bridge.

 

I-5 Median: Crews are installing drainage at night and during the day. Crews are placing concrete pavement at night.

 

 

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

  

Northbound I-5 near Old San Fernando Boulevard Tunnel: Crews are constructing the concrete bridge barrier and approach slabs.

 

Northbound I-5 between Burbank Boulevard and Cohasset Street: Crews are paving.

 

Empire Avenue: Crews are paving the new Empire Avenue between Victory Place and Maria Street.

 

Old Front Street/Burbank Boulevard/I-5 Southbound Future On Ramp: Crews are removing utilities

 

Southbound I-5 Empire Avenue On- and Off-Ramps: Crews are grading and placing aggregate base and paving lean concrete base

 

Closures and Detours:

 

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard


Alameda Avenue, Sonora Avenue and Western Avenue Lane Closures:

Intermittent daytime and nighttime street and lane closures on Alameda Avenue, Sonora Avenue and Western Avenue through 2018. Detours are posted.   

 

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.

 

Northbound I-5 and Westbound SR-134 Full Freeway Closures:

On the night of Sept. 28-29 (Friday night to Saturday morning), all northbound I-5 lanes will be closed at the L.A. River from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.  The westbound SR-134 connector to northbound I-5 also will be closed. Detours will be posted.

On the night of Sept. 29-30 (Saturday night to Sunday morning), all northbound I-5 lanes and all westbound SR-134 lanes will be closed at the L.A. River from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. The westbound SR-134 connector to northbound I-5 will be closed, and the northbound I-5 connector to westbound SR-134 will be closed. Detours will be posted.

If a third night is necessary, the Sept. 29-30 closures will be repeated on the night of Sept. 30-Oct. 1, except the full freeway closures will be from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m.

 

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 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 

Front Street Long-Term Closure: 

Front Street between Magnolia Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard is 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. From 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 remain closed through 2018.

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