Construction Photo Gallery – February 2021
These pictures show crews constructing the I-5 (Interstate 5) widening project which is adding carpool (High Occupancy Vehicle, or HOV) lanes in both directions on I-5, along with a new Burbank Boulevard Bridge and interchange in the city of Burbank, new I-5 pavement, new ramps and other improvements. These images show crews at work and the progress of the project during February 2021 near Burbank Boulevard.
Above: The bridge columns have been constructed in the median of the new I-5 alignment. Crews will construct pavement for northbound lanes in the dirt area near the columns. The newly constructed southbound I-5 pavement is on the far side of the columns, next to the wall in the background, which is the end wall (abutment) at the western end of the new I-5 Burbank Boulevard Bridge.
Above: A tanker truck sprays water to control dust in the construction area where crews will construct the Northbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard off-ramp and new pavement for Northbound I-5 lanes.
Above: Crews are moving stockpiled dirt to build the Northbound I-5 off-ramp and on-ramp at Burbank Boulevard.
Above: An overview of activity in the construction zone along the northbound side of I-5 at Burbank Boulevard.
Above: The view looking south from atop the new Southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard on-ramp, which has been graded and is ready to receive pavement. At far left is the construction zone seen in the previous photo.
Above: Crews are grubbing (removing vegetation) and clearing an area where part of the Northbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard on-ramp will be located.
Above: These large steel beams stored near I-5 soon will become part of a temporary framework structure (called falsework) which will support the new I-5 Burbank Boulevard Bridge during construction of the concrete deck (the flat surface of the bridge over the freeway).
Above: A crew moves forms which are placed before concrete is poured to construct the barrier in the median of the freeway.
Above: A worker in the I-5 median where crews are constructing the concrete barrier.
Above: As crews widen I-5 to add carpool (HOV) lanes, the old pavement is removed, processed and recycled into the new roadway. This is a stockpile of the material north of the I-5 Burbank Boulevard Bridge and interchange.
Above: This is some of the machinery and equipment that are used to recycle old pavement into the new roadway on I-5 in Burbank.
Above: A worker on the wooden form for the concrete footing of the eastern abutment (end wall) of the new Burbank Boulevard Bridge.
Above: A view of the steel reinforcing rods (called rebar) placed in the footing before concrete is poured. The footing is an essential part of the foundation of the abutment (end wall).
Above: This final picture actually is a souvenir of January 2021 when crews constructed pavement necessary to shift southbound lanes slightly toward the west, in the new freeway alignment at Burbank Boulevard. Thank you for your interest in these pictures and the progress of the I-5 carpool lanes project and the new Burbank Boulevard Bridge and interchange!