Crews will close Rosecrans Avenue to through traffic at the I-5 freeway, nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1.
This work will be staged so that only one side of the street is closed at a time. Rosecrans Avenue at the I-5 freeway will be closed as follows:
- Westbound lanes closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 to 1 a.m. Wednesday, April 1 and from 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 to 1 a.m. Thursday, April 2
- Eastbound lanes closed between 1 and 5 a.m., Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2
Motorists will be directed to use Alondra Boulevard, via Bloomfield Avenue or Carmenita Road as an alternate route to avoid the closure. The detour route is shown in green on the map below.
DISCLAIMER: Due to the dynamic nature of construction, please note that all dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather.
What: Street parking on a segment of northbound Buena Vista Street will be removed temporarily from Winona Avenue to 200 feet north of the I-5 on-ramp. About 17 parking spaces will be affected.
When: Parking will be prohibited in the designated area from, tentatively, April 28, 2014, through November 2015. This parking restriction will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If the parking restriction is implemented later than April 28, an update will be posted on the I-5 website (I-5info.com).
Why: The Buena Vista Street northbound travel lane will be shifted to the right, eliminating the parking lane temporarily. The shift allows Caltrans to add a second northbound left-turn lane from Buena Vista Street to the I-5 on-ramp. The second left-turn lane is needed to reduce congestion and enhance safety during construction of the railroad grade separation at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard (part of the Empire Project). The parking lane will be restored.
Other Parking Options: Parking is available on side streets, such as Tulare Ave., N. Frederic Street and Brighton Street, and on Buena Vista Street north of the I-5 ramps.
About the Project
The Empire Project is a series of improvements to I-5 in Burbank between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, including: carpool lanes, elevated railroad tracks, reconfigured ramps, a new interchange at Empire Avenue, reconstruction and widening of the Burbank Boulevard Bridge, and more. Information about the project is at I-5info.com.
Visit the I-5 website for more information. You can also call and email us. See contacts below. Website: I-5info.com Select “Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street” Toll-Free I-5 Info Line: (855) 454-6335, option 2 Email: Click on ‘Contact Us’ at the website above. Caltrans thanks you for your patience and understanding.
Dates are subject to change. Sign up to receive automatic project updates by email at I-5info.com or by calling the Toll-free I-5 Info Line. April 2014