I-5 NORTH Construction Advisory – SR-134 to Buena Vista Street, November 8-15, 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 several 55-hour weekend operations. Each weekend operation runs continuously from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. They are scheduled on November 8-11 and November 15-18. Others will be scheduled on dates to be announced.

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 and completing miscellaneous 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 8, and 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, 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, Northbound I-5 at this location will be reduced to ONE LANE between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday, November 9, and again between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday, November 11.
  • Also, the Northbound I-5 on-ramps at Western Avenue, Alameda Avenue and Orange Grove Avenue will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, November 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11. Detours are provided.
  • Also, the Westbound SR-134 connector to Northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, November 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11.  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 for the connector and ramps.
  • 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. For more information on these detours, please see the Construction Notice, below.

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 and 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.

The Construction Notice, below, has maps and details about the detours for pavement construction between Verdugo Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard; please note, this Construction Notice does not show the closures and detours at the Westbound SR-134 connector to Northbound I-5.  (Also, farther below, the ramp detour map is shown in a larger size.)

The final map above, which shows detours for Northbound Ramp Closures, is repeated here in a larger size:

 

 

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