I-5 Empire Project Update: Upcoming Construction Activities and Closures

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The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of July 13-18, 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 July 13-18, 2014

All work will occur during the day except where noted.

  • Removal of concrete pavement on southbound I-5 between Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
  • Removal of vegetation along southbound I-5 between Cohasset Street and Burbank Boulevard.
  • Utility relocation work on Victory Place north of Empire Avenue.
  • Construction of a boring pit on Victory Place south of Empire Avenue.
  • Manhole work at Victory Place and Shopping Center Dr.
  • Preliminary work for utility relocation to be performed by the Gas Company (day and night work).

What to Expect: Residents who live close to the freeway will notice vibration and construction noise, but it will not exceed levels permitted by state, federal and local regulations. Also, 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 July 13-18, 2014

Northbound I-5 Closures

Lanes

  • Up to three lanes between Olive Ave. and Hollywood Way: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Note: The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between midnight and 4 a.m.

Ramps

  • Buena Vista Street on-ramp and off-ramp: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Burbank Boulevard (westbound/eastbound) off-ramp: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Scott Road on-ramp: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Burbank Boulevard on-ramp: A long-term closure will be implemented July 16, 2014, through fall 2016.
  • Walnut Avenue on-ramp: Permanent closure.

Southbound I-5 Closures

Lanes

  • Up to three lanes between Hollywood Way and Olive Ave.: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Note: The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between midnight and 4 a.m.

Ramps

  • Buena Vista Street on-ramp and off-ramp: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Burbank Boulevard (westbound/eastbound) on-ramp and off-ramp: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Scott Road off-ramp: Permanent closure. This ramp will be integrated into the Empire interchange, which will open in mid-2016
  • Victory Boulevard/Lincoln Street on-ramp: Permanent closure. 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.

Segment of San Fernando Blvd. Under I-5 to CLOSE Permanently May 20

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What: A half-mile segment of San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank will close permanently May 20. The closed portion is the segment that crosses under I-5 between the Lincoln Street off-ramp on the east side of the freeway and the Lincoln Street/Victory Place intersection on the west. If the closure date should change, an update will be posted on the I-5 website (I-5info.com).

So, this is PERMANENT? Yes. San Fernando Boulevard will be realigned so that it connects directly to Empire Avenue. There will be a NEW undercrossing at Empire Avenue that will open in mid-2017, creating a new east-west link.

Why: The closure is part of the Empire Project, which includes elevating the railroad tracks adjacent to I-5. Closing San Fernando Boulevard is necessary to construct temporary railroad tracks that will allow trains to keep operating during construction.

Affected Ramps: The northbound I-5 Lincoln Street off-ramp and southbound San Fernando Boulevard on-ramp will be closed permanently. The southbound Scott Road/Burbank Boulevard off-ramp will be closed and will be integrated into the new Empire Avenue interchange.

Detour: A detour will be posted to route motorists around the closure. Congestion Mitigation:  Caltrans is working with the City of Burbank to implement traffic circulation improvements on local streets — such as corridor timing and new signals — before San Fernando Boulevard is closed. Buena Vista Street will also be reconfigured to accommodate additional traffic.

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

THE EMPIRE PROJECT

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Segment of San Fernando Blvd. Under I-5 to CLOSE Permanently in Mid-May

What: A half-mile segment of San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank will close permanently in mid-May. The closed portion is the segment that crosses under I-5 between the Lincoln Street off-ramp on the east side of the freeway and the Lincoln Street/Victory Place intersection on the west. Check the I-5 website (I-5info.com) at the end of April for the exact closure date, or call us on the I-5 Info Line at (855) 454-6335.

So, this is PERMANENT?Yes. San Fernando Boulevard will be realigned so that it connects directly to Empire Avenue. There will be a NEW undercrossing at Empire Avenue that will open in mid-2017, creating a new east-west link.

Why: The closure is part of the Empire Project, which includes elevating the railroad tracks adjacent to I-5. Closing San Fernando Boulevard is necessary to construct temporary railroad tracks that will allow trains to keep operating during construction.

Affected Ramps: The northbound I-5 Lincoln Street off-ramp and southbound San Fernando Boulevard on-ramp will be closed permanently. The southbound Scott Road/Burbank Boulevard off-ramp will be closed and will be integrated into the new Empire Avenue interchange.

Detour: A detour will be posted to route motorists around the closure.

Congestion Mitigation: Caltrans is working with the City of Burbank to implement traffic circulation improvements on local streets — such as corridor timing and new signals — before San Fernando Boulevard is closed. Buena Vista Street will also be reconfigured to accommodate additional traffic.

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 using the contacts below: § Website: I-5info.com § Toll-Free I-5 Info Line: (855) 454-6335, option 2 § Email: Click on ‘Contact Us’ at the website above. April 2014

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