The following closures will be taking place on the I-5 as Caltrans continues work on the on the I-5/SR-170 interchange:
Special Closure Notes
- Southbound I-5 between the I-5/SR-170 interchange and Sheldon Street will be closed intermittently at night through April 2014, 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. See the attached notice for more information.
- Through June 2014, crews will demolish the median barrier on I-5 between Van Nuys Boulevard and SR-118. The two lanes closest to the median in both directions will be closed when this work is underway, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Arleta — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV lane connector at the I-5/SR-170 interchange.
Ramp closures will be nonconsecutive. Detours will be signed. Closures are subject to change.
Residents may hear some construction noise, but it will not exceed levels permitted by state and federal regulations.
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.
Closure information for this and other freeway projects is available on the Caltrans website.
Closure Dates: Sunday, March 9, through Friday, March 14, 2014
- Up to two lanes between SR-118 and SR-170: 10 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.
Southbound I-5 between the I-5/SR-170 interchange and Sheldon Street will be closed intermittently at night through April 2014, 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. A signed detour will direct motorists. Additional closures below.
- Up to four lanes between SR-118 and SR-170: 10 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.
Long-Term On-Ramp Closure
- Branford Street to southbound I-5 (opens April 2014)
About the Project
Caltrans is constructing an HOV lane in each direction on I-5 between the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) and SR-118, a distance of 6.8 miles (3.4 miles in each direction). The project is also widening four undercrossings, replacing sections of pavement, and building a direct HOV connector at the I-5/SR-170 interchange. A direct HOV connector allows for freeway-to-freeway transfers without exiting the carpool lane.
This project will alleviate congestion, encourage carpooling, improve air quality, and provide a smoother ride for motorists. The work is part of Caltrans’ effort to provide motorists with a seamless carpool lane network in California. Work began in August 2010 and is on track for completion in late 2014. Funding administered by Metro.
Caltrans thanks motorists for their patience and understanding during construction. For more information, visit I-5info.com.
Welcome to Go Metro Weekends where we try to keep your weekends, wallets and bellies full! There are quite a few free events this weekend so you can keep some change in your pocket!
Head down to Abbott Kinney’s First Friday for a free performing arts show showcasing Women’s History Month at the Electric Lounge. “High Voltage” will include Genevieve Carson, Angelina Labate’s and Honey Almazar. Performances kick off at 7 p.m. (Metro Rapid 733 to Venice/Abbott Kinney, Bus 33 also runs 24 hours.)
Saturday also happens to be International Women’s Day. Head out and enjoy Rock, Rap and Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons and War. The free event takes place at 2 p.m. at MacArthur Park. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Westlake/MacArthur Park Station)
Former Jamie Foxx Show star Garrett Morris is hosting a comedy and Blues show in Leimert Park! Stop by the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. (Metro Bus 40 to Crenshaw/Homeland)
Hear ye, hear ye, your reminder that Daylight Saving Time starts! Make sure to turn that clock forward!
The L.A. Marathon is this Sunday! There are plenty of spots to view the race and Metro can definitely assist . Check here for bus detours and more information regarding the free shuttle that will run between the Culver City Expo Line Station and Santa Monica.
The Return of It Came From Venice! art show will be running until March 15. On Saturday, there will be poetry and dance at Sponto Gallery starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free! (Metro Rapid 733 to Main/Marine)
At approximately 3:24 p.m. a Union Station-bound, Metro Red Line train made contact with an individual at Wilshire/Vermont Station, requiring in a police investigation that resulted in delays of up to 20 minutes to Red and Purple Line trains.
The police investigation was cleared at approximately 4 p.m. and LASD reported the individual was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Red and Purple Lines are resuming normal service at this time, with residual delays expected through 5 p.m. as trains adjust back to their normal schedules.
The spring edition of ArtNight Pasadena is coming up!
On Friday, March 14 many of Pasadena’s museums and cultural institutions–including the Norton Simon Museum, The Armory Center for the Arts, and the USC Pacific Asia Museum–will stay open late, from 6 – 10 p.m., for an evening of arts, music, and entertainment. As always, event admission and activities will be free.
The popular event saw 14,000 people last fall. Parking in the area will vanish fast, but luckily the majority of ArtNight’s participating venues are easily accessible via the Metro Gold Line Memorial Park Station and various Metro buses. (See Trip Planner for more routes.) Or you can enjoy ArtNight Pasadena by bike with CICLE. Free shuttles will also loop throughout the evening with stops at each venue, so driving won’t be necessary at all!
Plus, ArtNight Pasadena is a Destination Discount, which means those who show their TAP card, Metro Employee ID, or LA County employee ID will receive exclusive special offers at:
- Side Street Projects: 730 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Receive a free membership ($35 value) or 20% off an on-site class.
- Pasadena Museum of History: 470 W. Walnut St. Receive a free rose poster.
- USC Pacific Asia Museum: 46 N. Los Robles Ave. Receive a 20% discount on museum memberships.
- Pasadena Museum of California Art: 490 E. Union St. Receive a postcard set from the California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960 exhibition.
- MUSE/IQUE: 300 E. Green St, 3rd Floor. Receive 50% off tickets to their Uncorked series.
- Shumei Arts Council: 2430 E. Colorado Blvd. Receive one free Eco Tote Bag or a free exhibit catalog from the Miho Museum.
- Norton Simon Museum: 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Receive a free poster.
- Light Bringer Project: 175 North Euclid Ave. Receive a free Doo Dah Parade T-Shirt in available sizes.
For a full list of participating ArtNight venues, click here.
Here’s the press release from Metro:
The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to conduct roadway reconstruction work of approximately one-half mile of Sepulveda Boulevard in West Los Angeles between Montana Avenue and Church Lane between March 14 and April 28, 2014. The contractor will perform a full-depth reconstruction of this portion of Sepulveda Boulevard, demolishing existing asphalt concrete, grading, compacting and paving new roadway. This work will require daytime lane reductions and full night-time and weekend street closures in this area.
The work schedule is as follows:
Sepulveda Boulevard Closures from Montana Avenue to Church Lane:
Full weekend closures: from 10 p.m. on Fridays to 6 a.m. on Mondays, March 14 to April 28.
Reduced to One Lane in Each Direction: from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, March 14 to April 28.
Full nighttime closures: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekday nights, March 17 to April 28.
Detours: Night & Weekend Closures:
Southbound Sepulveda, right to westbound/southbound Church Lane, left to eastbound Montana, right to southbound Sepulveda.
Northbound Sepulveda, left to westbound Montana Avenue, right to northbound/eastbound Church Lane, left to northbound Sepulveda.
What to expect:
Here’s the construction notice from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the agency building the 11.5-mile addition to the Gold Line between eastern Pasadena and the Azusa/Glendora border:
WHO: Residents / Commuters / Business Owners in the City of Azusa.
WHAT: Crews will set the bridge deck beams for the three Foothill Blvd Bridges, as part of the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project. One bridge is for freight, and two for light rail. Some activities will require a full street closure (both east and westbound) during the first two weekends, while others will require daily directional (one-way) closures for approximately six weeks in each direction during off-peak travel hours. During the closures, detour signage will be posted to direct traffic around the work area.
WEEKEND FULL STREET CLOSURES (UPDATED)
- Friday, March 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm until Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5:00 am: Foothill Boulevard will be closed to thru-traffic in both directions between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave. Traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists and pedestrians.
- Friday, March 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm until Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:00 am: Foothill Boulevard will be closed to thru-traffic in both directions between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave. Traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists and pedestrians.
DAILY OFF-PEAK DIRECTIONAL CLOSURES (SIX WEEKS IN EACH DIRECTION):
- Monday, March 17, 2014, daily for approximately 6 weeks: Eastbound Foothill Blvd will be closed to thru-traffic daily between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave during the hours of 4:00 am – 2:00 pm only. Eastbound traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists during these hours.
- Monday, April 28, 2014, daily for approximately 6 weeks: Westbound Foothill Blvd will be closed to thru-traffic daily between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave during the hours of 9:00 am – 10:00 pm only. Westbound traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists during these hours.
WHERE: Foothill Boulevard between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave in the City of Azusa.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- During the closures, traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists.
- The sidewalk will remain closed to pedestrians during the full weekend closure; however, pedestrian access will be available on one side of Foothill Boulevard during the “one-way” closures.
- Motorists are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes when possible.
- Access to all local businesses on Foothill Blvd will remain open at all times.
Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons, including, but not limited to, weather conditions and unforeseen delays.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Visit www.foothillextension.org
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About the Construction Authority: The Construction Authority is an independent transportation planning and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature. Its purpose is to extend the Metro Gold Line light rail line from Union Station to Montclair, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley. The Construction Authority built the initial segment from Union Station to Pasadena and is underway on the Gold Line Foothill Extension. The Foothill Extension is a nearly $2 billion extension that will connect Pasadena to Montclair in two construction segments – Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair. The 11.5-mile Pasadena to Azusa segment is fully funded by Measure R and will be completed in September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for testing and pre-revenue service. Metro will determine when the line will open for passenger service. Three design-build contracts, totaling more than $550 million, are being overseen by the Construction Authority to complete the Pasadena to Azusa segment. The Azusa to Montclair segment is environmentally cleared and is proceeding to advanced conceptual engineering in 2014.