I-5 NORTH Construction Advisory – SR-134 to Buena Vista Street, April 24-May 1, 2020

Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted. The schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change.

Construction Activities

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

I-5 between SR-134 and Magnolia Boulevard: Crews are installing joint seals and the irrigation system, landscaping at ramps, striping on northbound and southbound I-5, and doing pavement work at the Verdugo Avenue bridge. Some of this work occurs at night.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

I-5 at Burbank Boulevard: Crews are excavating, constructing retaining walls and demolishing the Burbank Boulevard bridge on April 25-26. Some of this work occurs at night.

Burbank Boulevard:  Crews are demolishing the Burbank Boulevard bridge over I-5 and constructing a new bridge which will open to traffic in 2021. Demolition of the bridge on April 25-26 will require full closure of I-5 in both directions for 36 hours. See more information below. Dates and times are subject to change.

Closures & Detours

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Also see “I-5 Full Freeway Closure” below.

Intermittent 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.

Alameda Avenue, Sonora Avenue, Western Avenue and South Flower Street Lane Closures: Intermittent daytime and nighttime street, ramp and lane closures on Alameda Avenue, Sonora Avenue, Western Avenue and South Flower Street. Detours are posted.

Verdugo Avenue Closures: Verdugo Avenue is blocked at I-5 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekends, due to construction at the I-5 bridge.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Long-term Closure of Burbank Boulevard: At the I-5 bridge, Burbank Boulevard is closed to traffic in both directions between San Fernando Boulevard and Front Street until approximately mid-2021. Detours are posted. 

I-5 Full Freeway Closure: For demolition of the Burbank Boulevard bridge over I-5, the full freeway closure of I-5 in both directions is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020 (ramps and freeway connectors will begin closing at 10 a.m.), until 2 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2020 (ramps and freeway connectors will reopen by 6 a.m.), as follows:

  • Southbound I-5 will be closed at State Route 170 (the Hollywood Freeway).
  • Northbound I-5 will be closed at State Route 134 (the Ventura Freeway).
  • All dates and times are subject to change.
  • Motorists should use alternative freeway routes instead of I-5 through Glendale, Burbank and the Sun Valley area of Los Angeles.
  • NEW: Street access to the Burbank Downtown Amtrak/Metrolink/bus station at 201 North Front Street will be from the NORTH, via Burbank Boulevard, during the demolition operation. This is a change from a previous announcement which said station access would be from the south, via Verdugo Avenue. Due to possible traffic delays on city streets, please allow extra time when traveling to or from the station.
  • Verdugo Avenue is blocked at I-5 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekends, due to construction. 
  • The schedule is subject to change due to operational issues.

Long-term I-5 Ramp Closures at Burbank Boulevard: Long-term or permanent ramp closures are in effect at four of the five on-and-off ramps on I-5 at Burbank Boulevard. Detours are posted. The only I-5 ramp open at Burbank Boulevard is the northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound Burbank Boulevard. Vehicles can exit the freeway and turn right to go east on Burbank Boulevard to San Fernando Boulevard. Due to construction, this ramp is subject to intermittent closures and a limited number of 55-hour closures. A detour is provided.

Northbound and Southbound I-5 Lane Closures: Intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., at times reducing I-5 to one or two lanes in either direction.

On- and Off-Ramp Closures and Lane Closures:  Intermittent on- and off-ramp closures and lane closures at Buena Vista Street, Empire Avenue,  San Fernando Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Detours are posted.

 

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