I-5 Construction Advisory – SR-134 to Buena Vista Street, Mar 23-31, 2017

Caltrans photo by Thomas Ritter

On March 21, 2017, Caltrans District 7 Director Carrie Bowen together with Metro Board Member and Glendale City Councilmember Ara Najarian, Metrolink Vice Chair Brian Humphrey, City of Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes and other dignitaries and guests cut a ceremonial ribbon to celebrate 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.

Construction Activities

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Providencia Avenue Bridge: Through Friday, March 31, crews are constructing the bridge deck.  Work will occur at night from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Sonora, Western, Alameda Bridges: Crews are backfilling the median abutments for the Sonora, Western and Alameda Bridges.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Empire Avenue: Crews are installing the concrete panels on the railroad bridge and constructing the backwalls and removing the temporary shoring and excavating the retaining walls. At the Empire Avenue undercrossing, crews are stripping the falsework.

Hollywood Way to Burbank Boulevard (Railroad):  Crews are removing the shoofly (temporary tracks.)

Northbound I-5 San Fernando Boulevard On-Ramp: Crews are constructing the walls between the San Fernando Boulevard on-ramp and the Buena Vista Street off-ramp and removing trees and other vegetation along San Fernando Boulevard.

Southbound I-5 at Buena Vista Street:  Crews are constructing approach slabs (the transitions between roadway pavement and the bridge.)

Closures & Detours

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

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.

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.

I-5 Closures from Western Avenue to Providencia Avenue.
The number 3 and 4 lanes (far right lanes) will be closed on Thursday, March 23 at 11 p.m. through Friday, March 24 at 5 a.m. and again on Saturday, March 25 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, March 26 at 7 a.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.  Detours will be provided.

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.

San Fernando Boulevard Closure.
Intermittent daytime closures on San Fernando Boulevard between Empire Avenue and the San Fernando on-ramp from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.  Flaggers will be onsite.


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