I-5 NORTH Construction Advisory – SR-134 to Buena Vista Street, March 6-13, 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 barrier-mounted signs, joint seals and the irrigation system. Some of this work occurs at night.

Providencia Avenue: Crews are installing fence barriers on the pedestrian bridge.

Verdugo Avenue, Western Avenue and Sonora Avenue: Crews are working on curbs, gutters and sidewalks.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

I-5 at Buena Vista Street: Crews are constructing freeway bridge approach and departure slabs.

I-5 at Burbank Boulevard: Crews are constructing retaining walls and excavating. Crews are doing utility removal on the bridge to prepare it for demolition. Work may occur at night and during the day.

SPLIT LANES on Burbank Boulevard (photo below):  New temporary lanes are in place on Burbank Boulevard at the I-5 bridge. Burbank Boulevard is reduced to four lanes. There are two westbound lanes, one on each side of the old raised median — use the left lane if you want to turn left onto Front Street to get to Southbound I-5. Drivers in the left lane also can continue straight ahead on westbound Burbank Boulevard. Please be aware of the “split lanes” layout and exercise caution in the construction zone.

This view is looking west on Burbank Boulevard at the I-5 bridge with temporary lanes.

 

Closures & Detours

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

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.

Intermittent Lane Closures and Sidewalk Closures on Verdugo Avenue, Western Avenue and Sonora Avenue: Intermittent daytime lane closures and intermittent sidewalk closures on Verdugo Avenue, Western Avenue and Sonora Avenue.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Long-term I-5 Ramp Closures at Burbank Boulevard:  Long-term or permanent ramp closures are in effect at three of the five on-and-off ramps on I-5 at Burbank Boulevard. They are the Southbound I-5 off-ramp to Burbank Boulevard, the Northbound I-5 loop off-ramp to Westbound Burbank Boulevard and the Westbound Burbank Boulevard loop on-ramp to Southbound I-5. Detours are posted.

Lanes Reduced on Burbank Boulevard: Burbank Boulevard is reduced to four lanes between San Fernando Boulevard and Victory Boulevard.

Long-term Closure of Burbank Boulevard Bridge:  Starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 14, Burbank Boulevard at I-5 will be closed to all traffic in both directions. This will be a long-term closure for 14 to 16 months, weather permitting, while crews demolish the bridge and construct a new bridge, scheduled to open to traffic in 2021. Detours will be posted during the closure.

Weekend Closure of I-5 for Demolition of Burbank Boulevard Bridge: For demolition of the Burbank Boulevard bridge, the full closure of I-5 in both directions is scheduled for 36 hours, from 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020, to 3 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2020. All dates and times are subject to change. Drivers are strongly advised to use other freeway alternative routes on the weekend of April 25 and avoid traveling on I-5 in the Glendale, Burbank and Sun Valley area of Los Angeles on that weekend.

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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