I-5 NORTH Construction Advisory – SR-134 to Buena Vista Street, November 15-22, 2019

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

Verdugo Avenue to Magnolia Boulevard:  Crews are constructing concrete pavement in northbound lanes on I-5 during a 55-hour weekend operation that runs continuously from 10 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019, to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2019.

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

I-5 between SR-134 and Magnolia Boulevard: Crews are installing barrier-mounted signs and grinding pavement.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

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

Empire Avenue: Crews are backfilling the abutment, removing shoring beams and plates, and completing other work.

Burbank Boulevard: Crews are constructing retaining walls and excavating.

Closures & Detours

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Northbound I-5 Weekend Lane and Ramp Closures, and Westbound SR-134 Connector and Ramp Closures:

  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes from Verdugo Avenue to Magnolia Boulevard between 10 p.m. Friday, November 15, and 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, for pavement construction. Drivers on Northbound I-5 are strongly advised to avoid the area and use other routes to avoid traffic delays. Detour maps are shown below.
  • As part of this construction operation, Northbound I-5 at this location will be reduced to ONE LANE from 11 p.m. Friday, November 15, to 5 a.m. Saturday, November 16, and again on Monday, November 18, from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Also, the following ramps on Northbound I-5 will be closed starting approximately 8-9 p.m. Friday, November 15, and continuing until 5 a.m. Monday, November 18: the northbound on-ramps and off-ramp at Alameda Avenue, the off-ramp at Olive Avenue, the on-ramp at Orange Grove Avenue and the off-ramp at Burbank Boulevard. Detours are provided.
  • Also, the on-ramps to Northbound I-5 from westbound Western Avenue and from eastbound Western Avenue will be closed between 10 p.m. Friday, November 15, and 2 a.m. Saturday, November 16; and again from 10 p.m. Sunday, November 17, to 2 a.m. Monday, November 18. Detours are provided.
  • Also, the Westbound SR-134 connector to Northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, November 15, to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18.  When the connector is closed, the following ramps also will be closed: The on-ramps to the connector from San Fernando Road and Fairmont Avenue, and the Zoo Drive off-ramp from the connector. Detours are provided.
  • The schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change.
  • Drivers on Northbound I-5 are STRONGLY ADVISED to avoid the Burbank area and, instead, to go west on State Route 134 and north on State Route 170, then rejoin I-5 north of Burbank.
  • See the two maps at the bottom of this page for more information.

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 through late 2019. Detours are posted.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

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: Intermittent on- and off-ramp closures at Buena Vista Street, Empire Avenue/San Fernando Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.  Detours are posted.

Long-term Ramp Closures at Burbank Boulevard:  Long-term or permanent ramp closures are in effect at three of the five ramps at Burbank Boulevard. They are as follows:  The Southbound I-5 off-ramp to Burbank Boulevard is closed until 2020. The Northbound I-5 loop off-ramp to Westbound Burbank Boulevard and the Westbound Burbank Boulevard loop on-ramp to Southbound I-5 are closed permanently and new ramps will be constructed. Detours are posted.

Below are Special Maps for Friday, November 15, to Monday, November 18, 2019

The first map shows the recommended detour (shown in GREEN) for travelers on Northbound I-5. (The detour shown in purple will not be used this weekend. It is intended for use during future pavement construction on southbound lanes of I-5 during 2020.) 
The second map shows the list of planned closures (as of Friday morning, November 15; closures are subject to change due to operational factors).

 

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