I-5 Empire Project Update: Temporary Daytime Closure of Southbound I-5 Buena Vista Street Off-Ramp

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BURBANK - Caltrans will close the southbound I-5 Buena Vista Street off-ramp on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The closure is necessary to ensure the safety of workers and motorists during a concrete pour for a retaining wall. The work is part of the I-5 Empire Project in Burbank, a series of freeway and railroad improvements between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.

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I-5 HOV Improvement Project (Magnolia Blvd. to SR-134): 55-Hour Closure of Verdugo Boulevard On- and Off-ramps to Southbound I-5

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Burbank - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the southbound I-5 Verdugo Boulevard on- and off-ramps from 10 p.m. on Friday, October 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 27 to pour new concrete and pave the widened sections of freeway.    

Signed detours will be in place.  Motorists should expect delays.  Closures are subject to change. 

Caltrans reminds motorists to Slow For The Cone Zone and Move Over. It's the law.

About the Project
This project is building a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction along the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, a total distance of 5.4 miles (2.7 miles in each direction). It is also constructing sound walls and retaining walls.
  
Funding for this $57.8 million project is provided by Proposition C.  The contractor is Security Paving of Sun Valley, California.  Work began in March 2011 and is expected to be completed in late 2016.

I-5 HOV Improvement Project (Magnolia Blvd. to SR-134):

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55-Hour Closure of Verdugo Boulevard On- and Off-ramps to Southbound I-5

Burbank – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the southbound I-5 Verdugo Boulevard on- and off-ramps from 10 p.m. on Friday, October 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 20 to enhance the ramps and portions of the mainline.    

Signed detours will be in place.  Motorists should expect delays.  Closures are subject to change. 

Caltrans reminds motorists to Slow For The Cone Zone and Move Over. It’s the law.

About the Project
This project is building a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction along the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, a total distance of 5.4 miles (2.7 miles in each direction). It is also constructing sound walls and retaining walls.

Funding for this $57.8 million project is provided by Proposition C.  The contractor is Security Paving of Sun Valley, California.  Work began in March 2011 and is expected to be completed in late 2016.

I-5 Empire Project : Upcoming Construction Activities and Closures

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BURBANK — The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of October 6-10, 2014, as part of the I-5 Empire Project in Burbank, a series of freeway improvements between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street. More information about the project is here. Construction activities and closures are subject to change.

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I-5 EMPIRE PROJECT UPDATE:

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UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES AND CLOSURES

BURBANK — The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of September 22-26, 2014, as part of the I-5 Empire Project in Burbank, a series of freeway improvements between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street. More information about the project is here<http://i-5info.com/magnolia-boulevard-to-buena-vista-street/>. Construction activities and closures are subject to change.

Major Construction Activities for the Week of September 22-26, 2014 (day work only)

§  Retaining wall work at the following locations: near the I-5 Buena Vista Street off-ramp and on-ramp (footing pour); near the southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard off-ramp; and near San Fernando Boulevard south of Buena Vista Street, north of the pump station.

§  Placement of conduit on Victory Place north of Empire Avenue, west of the railroad tracks, and on Empire Avenue near Wilson Avenue by Liberman Broadcasting.

§  Slurry pour in the northbound San Fernando tunnel area. Potholing (excavating to locate utilities) in the southbound San Fernando tunnel area.

§  Demolition of pump house. Expect noise and vibration.

Please be attentive to closures, slow down, and watch for workers in construction zones.

What to Expect: Residents and businesses close to the freeway may notice vibration and construction noise, but it will not exceed levels permitted by state, federal and local regulations. Also, the contractor is using approved dust-control measures to minimize airborne particles, but some dust is expected.

Additionally, motorists should be attentive to new traffic patterns created by restriping of travel lanes and concrete barriers. Please proceed cautiously and watch for workers.

Closures for the Week of September 22-26, 2014

Street Closures (near Empire Center)

 *   Empire Avenue will have one travel lane in each direction at all times.

Permanent I-5 Ramp Closures

 *   Northbound Burbank Boulevard/Walnut Avenue on-ramp


 *   Southbound Scott Road off-ramp: This ramp will be integrated into the Empire interchange, which will open in mid-2016


 *   Southbound Victory Place/Lincoln Street on-ramp: This ramp will be integrated into the Empire interchange, which will open in mid-2016

Resources for Motorists

§  Project Information: Information about the project is here<http://i-5info.com/magnolia-boulevard-to-buena-vista-street/>.


§  Closure Information: Closure information for this and other freeway projects is also available on the Caltrans website<http://www.lcswebreports.dot.ca.gov/lcswebreports/SearchPreAction.do?district=7> and the I-5 website<http://www.i-5info.com>.


§  Real-Time traffic Information: Visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov<http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov>, go511.com<http://go511.com>, or call 5-1-1.


For the safety of the construction crew and motorists, please be attentive to closures, slow for the cone zone, and move over one lane where possible.

Caltrans thanks motorists for their patience and understanding during construction. For more information, visit I-5info.com<http://www.I-5info.com>.

I-5 EMPIRE PROJECT UPDATE: UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES AND CLOSURES - Week of September 15-19, 2014

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BURBANK — The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of September 15-19, 2014, as part of the I-5 Empire Project in Burbank, a series of freeway improvements between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street. More information about the project is here. Construction activities and closures are subject to change.

Major Construction Activities for the Week of September 15-19, 2014

Day Work

  • Retaining wall work near the I-5 Buena Vista Street on-ramp and off-ramp.
  • Retaining wall work (placement of footings) near the southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.
  • Backfill operation along Victory Place north of Empire Avenue west of the railroad tracks.
  • Fill and slurry placement in the San Fernando tunnel area.
  • Manhole work on Empire Avenue near Wilson Avenue by Liberman Broadcasting.
  • Demolition of pump house. (See map at right for location.) Expect noise and vibration.
  • Placement of concrete base layer on the north end of Victory Place.
  • Rebar placement for the southbound Buena Vista Street retaining wall.

Please be attentive to closures, slow down, and watch for workers in construction zones.

What to Expect: Residents and businesses close to the freeway may notice vibration and construction noise, but it will not exceed levels permitted by state, federal and local regulations. Also, the contractor

is using approved dust-control measures to minimize airborne particles, but some dust is expected.
Additionally, motorists should be attentive to new traffic patterns created by restriping of travel lanes and concrete barriers. Please proceed cautiously and watch for workers.

Closures for the Week of September 15-19, 2014

Street Closures (near Empire Center)

  • Empire Avenue will have one travel lane in each direction at all times.

Permanent I-5 Ramp Closures

  • Northbound Burbank Boulevard/Walnut Avenue on-ramp
  • Southbound Scott Road off-ramp: This ramp will be integrated into the Empire interchange, which will open in mid-2016
  • Southbound Victory Place/Lincoln Street on-ramp: This ramp will be integrated into the Empire interchange, which will open in mid-2016

Resources for Motorists

  • Project Information:Information about the project is here.
  • Closure Information: Closure information for this and other freeway projects is also available on the Caltrans website and the I-5 website.

For the safety of the construction crew and motorists, please be attentive to closures, slow for the cone zone, and move over one lane where possible.

Caltrans thanks motorists for their patience and understanding during construction. For more information, visit I-5info.com.

I-5 EMPIRE PROJECT: UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES AND CLOSURES

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UPDATE: See southbound I-5 lane and ramp closure below.

BURBANK — The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of September 8-12, 2014, as part of the I-5 Empire Project in Burbank, a series of freeway improvements between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street. More information about the project is here. Construction activities and closures are subject to change.

Major Construction Activities for the Week of September 8-12, 2014

Day Work

  • Retaining wall work near the I-5 Buena Vista Street on-ramp and off-ramp.
  • Retaining wall work near the southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.

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  • Boring operation along Victory Place north of Empire Avenue west of the railroad tracks.
  • Fill placement between the San Fernando Boulevard tunnel and the Lincoln Street/Victory Place intersection, and under  I-5.
  • Manhole work on Empire Avenue near Wilson Avenue by Liberman Broadcasting.
  • Demolition of pump house. (See map at right for location.) Work will begin on Sept. 11 or 12 and will continue through Sept. 19 (but may end sooner). Expect noise and vibration.
  • Striping operation on San Fernando Boulevard between the northbound I-5 Scott Road off-ramp and Grismer Avenue on Monday, Sept. 8, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The street will remain open to traffic in both directions at all times.

Night Work

  • Material delivery to old Scott Road/northbound San Fernando tunnel.

Please be attentive to closures, slow down, and watch for workers in construction zones.

What to Expect: Residents and businesses close to the freeway may notice vibration and construction noise, but it will not exceed levels permitted by state, federal and local regulations. Also, the contractor

is using approved dust-control measures to minimize airborne particles, but some dust is expected.
Additionally, motorists should be attentive to new traffic patterns created by restriping of travel lanes and concrete barriers. Please proceed cautiously and watch for workers.

Closures for the Week of September 8-12, 2014

Lane

  • One lane of southbound I-5 between the Hollywood Way on-ramp and the Buena Vista Street off-ramp: 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. (Sept. 8 and 9 only)

Ramp

  • Southbound I-5 Buena Vista Street off-ramp: 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. (Sept. 8 and 9 only)

Buena Vista Street Street Closures (near Empire Center)

  • Empire Avenue will have one travel lane in each direction at all times.

Permanent I-5 Ramp Closures

  • Northbound Burbank Boulevard/Walnut Avenue on-ramp
  • Southbound Scott Road off-ramp: This ramp will be integrated into the Empire interchange, which will open in mid-2016
  • Southbound Victory Place/Lincoln Street on-ramp: This ramp will be integrated into the Empire interchange, which will open in mid-2016

I-5 EMPIRE PROJECT UPDATE: UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES AND CLOSURES

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BURBANK — The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of September 8-12, 2014, as part of the I-5 Empire Project in Burbank, a series of freeway improvements between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street. More information about the project is here. Construction activities and closures are subject to change.

Major Construction Activities for the Week of September 8-12, 2014

Day Work

  • Retaining wall work near the I-5 Buena Vista Street on-ramp and off-ramp.
  • Retaining wall work near the southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.
  • Boring operation along Victory Place north of Empire Avenue west of the railroad tracks.
  • Fill placement between the San Fernando Boulevard tunnel and the Lincoln Street/Victory Place intersection, and under  I-5.
  • Manhole work on Empire Avenue near Wilson Avenue by Liberman Broadcasting.
  • Demolition of pump house. (See map at right for location.) Work will begin on Sept. 11 or 12 and will continue through Sept. 19 (but may end sooner). Expect noise and vibration.
  • Striping operation on San Fernando Boulevard between the northbound I-5 Scott Road off-ramp and Grismer Avenue on Monday, Sept. 8, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The street will remain open to traffic in both directions at all times.

Night Work

  • Material delivery to old Scott Road/northbound San Fernando tunnel.

Please be attentive to closures, slow down, and watch for workers in construction zones.

What to Expect: Residents and businesses close to the freeway may notice vibration and construction noise, but it will not exceed levels permitted by state, federal and local regulations. Also, the contractor

is using approved dust-control measures to minimize airborne particles, but some dust is expected.
Additionally, motorists should be attentive to new traffic patterns created by restriping of travel lanes and concrete barriers. Please proceed cautiously and watch for workers.

Closures for the Week of September 8-12, 2014

Street Closures (near Empire Center)

  • Empire Avenue will have one travel lane in each direction at all times.

Permanent I-5 Ramp Closures

  • Northbound Burbank Boulevard/Walnut Avenue on-ramp
  • Southbound Scott Road off-ramp: This ramp will be integrated into the Empire interchange, which will open in mid-2016
  • Southbound Victory Place/Lincoln Street on-ramp: This ramp will be integrated into the Empire interchange, which will open in mid-2016

Northbound Buena Vista Street 18-Month Parking Removal

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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.

Questions?
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

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