Pile Driving underway at Burbank Blvd.
Pile driving is underway for construction of the new I-5 Burbank Boulevard Bridge. Noise is expected during this operation. Noise and vibration levels are monitored.
Pile driving will occur between approximately 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, for about three to four weeks, ending in mid-June. No pile driving is scheduled on weekends. The schedule is subject to change.
The new bridge over I-5 is expected to open to traffic in mid-to-late 2021, weather permitting. For motorists traveling on Burbank Boulevard over I-5, the new bridge will feature five lanes in each direction — three lanes in each direction for through traffic, and two lanes in each direction for traffic turning onto I-5 — with bike lanes in both directions and a wide sidewalk on the south side of the bridge.
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lanes will be built in both directions on I-5.
In addition, I-5 will be realigned to reduce a curve, increase drivers’ sight distance and enhance safety.
New I-5 on-ramps and off-ramps will be constructed in a “diamond interchange” pattern, and will replace loop ramps which formerly were used at this location.
The illustration below depicts the finished project.
(The photograph above was taken in the final hours of the demolition operation that removed the old I-5 bridge at Burbank Boulevard on April 25-26, 2020. This view is looking toward the south, showing several large excavators with hydraulic breakers working at the western abutment of the old bridge.)