Caltrans ramp closures for Rose Parade

The press release from Caltrans, and another reason to go Metro to the Tournament of Roses!

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following ramps for the Rose Parade:

Tuesday, December 31 through Wednesday, January 1

Ventura Freeway (SR-134)

  • 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Eastbound Orange Grove Boulevard off-ramp
  • 12 a.m. to 2 p.m.  – Westbound Orange Grove Boulevard on-ramp

Foothill Freeway (I-210)

  • 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Eastbound San Gabriel Boulevard off-ramp
  • 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Westbound Sierra Madre Boulevard off-ramp

Long Beach Freeway (SR- 710)

  • 9 p.m. to 11 a.m. – Southbound Del Mar Boulevard off-ramp.
  • 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. – Northbound Del Mar Boulevard and California Boulevard on-ramps.

An encroachment permit has been issued for these event-related closures.

Caltrans advises motorists to “Slow For The Cone Zone.” 

NB I-5 freeway extended weekend closure Nov. 16 – 18

Caltrans is advising motorists who plan on traveling northbound on the I-5 this weekend to avoid the area or expect significant delays due to full freeway, lane, ramp and connector closures. Here’s the full release from Caltrans:

Caltrans is advising northbound Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) motorists from Orange County heading into Los Angeles County that they could expect delays of 60 to 90-minutes this weekend if they don’t use alternate routes or avoid the area during an extended closure from Valley View Avenue to Carmenita Road that begins Saturday, November 16 at 12:01 a.m. and continues through Monday, Nov. 18 at 5 a.m.  Traffic will be the heaviest throughout the day and night on Saturday.

The extended weekend closure on northbound I-5  includes one on-ramp, one lane, and one freeway connector. Since November 1, Caltrans has displayed closure and alternate route information on various routes leading to the northbound I-5 and the westbound State Route 91 connector.  Electronic Message Signs (EMS) and Portable EMS are in place to redirect northbound I-5 traffic to use State Routes 22, 57, 91 and I-605.

The following closures will be in place this weekend:

Sat., Nov. 16 at 12:01 a.m. to Mon., Nov. 18 at 5 a.m.

CLOSED continuously throughout the weekend:

  • one of three lanes on northbound I-5 from Valley View Ave. to Carmenita Rd.;
  • the freeway connector transition from westbound State Route 91 to northbound I-5;
  • the northbound I-5 on-ramp at Valley View Ave. (closure begins Fri, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.)

Two directional FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES on northbound I-5 ONLY from Valley View Avenue to Carmenita Road, will take place overnight Saturday and Sunday.

Each full freeway closure will last from four to seven hours.

  • Overnight, Saturday, Nov. 16: 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  •  Overnight, Monday, Nov. 18:  1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

OPEN:  All (3 of 3) southbound I-5 lanes will remain open for motorists throughout the weekend from Carmenita Road to Valley View Avenue.

When the freeway facilities re-open on Monday morning, November 18, the public will notice these new features on the freeway and on local streets:

  • three northbound lanes from approximately Valley View Ave. to Alondra Blvd. will have been re-striped and shifted to the right (east).   One of the three lanes will be an entirely new lane as part of the I-5 HOV Widening Project.
  • a new temporary northbound I-5 on-ramp at Freeway Drive in Santa Fe Springs will open.  This on-ramp will temporarily replace the northbound I-5 on-ramp at Alondra Blvd. that closed in June, 2013 prior to the demolition of the Alondra Blvd. Bridge.
  • a new signalized intersection at Alondra Blvd. and Freeway Dr. in Santa Fe Springs, will be fully operational for local motorists.
  • Alondra Blvd. remains closed from Freeway Dr. to Marquardt Ave. during reconstruction of the new Alondra Blvd. Bridge, that is scheduled to reopen in fall 2014.

The on-going construction on the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) from the Orange County line to I-605 is part of the $1.6 billion I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects to widen the freeway by adding one general purpose lane and one High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or carpool lane, in both directions from the Los Angeles County/Orange County line to I-605. The projects are overseen by Caltrans and funding is administered by Metro.

The construction work during the November 16 -18 weekend is part of the $110 million I-5 HOV Widening and Alondra Boulevard Bridge Project  to construct one carpool lane and one general purpose lane in each direction from North Fork Coyote Creek Bridge to Marquardt Avenue.  The project also includes reconstructing overcrossings at Alondra Boulevard and North Fork Coyote Creek, and realigning and upgrading adjacent frontage roads. The contractor for this project is C. C. Myers, Inc. of Anaheim, CA.

The public is encouraged to sign-up to receive email notifications on freeway lane and ramp closures and local city street closures by calling the I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects Toll-Free Information line at (855) 454-6335 or by visiting www.I-5info.com

Freeway Traffic Information:  For timely, accurate and accessible real-time freeway traffic information and travel times, visit Caltrans Quick Map http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/  Caltrans Quick Map

Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project on Vista Del Lago Road to Kern County Line

Upcoming lane closures due to work on the I-5 between Vista Del Lago and the Kern County Line.

Special Closure Note: A bypass lane has been implemented on southbound I-5 from Smokey Bear Road to one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road through Oct. 31. Motorists using the bypass lane will be driving to the left of the existing median.

Keep reading after the jump for the full release from Caltrans:

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UPDATE: I-5 ramp closure in Burbank Sunday, Oct 6

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Caltrans is starting utility relocation work around Victory Place Bridge in preparation of the Empire Project.

Here’s the press release with all the details:

Sunday night, Oct. 6, into Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2013, crews will remove utility lines attached to the Victory Place Bridge in preparation for a major I-5 improvement project to begin in mid-2014. (More info about the project is here.)

For the safety of motorists and the construction crew, there will be a temporary full street closure of San Fernando Boulevard under I-5. The northbound I-5 Lincoln Street off-ramp and San Fernando Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5 will also be temporarily closed. Flagmen will be on site. The detour will be posted. (Scroll down to see the detour map.) Details:

Closure Locations

  • San Fernando Boulevard under I-5
  • Northbound I-5 Lincoln Street off-ramp
  • San Fernando Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5

When

Sunday, October 6, at 9 p.m. through Monday morning, October 7, 2013, at 6 a.m.

Alternate Ramps

  • Northbound I-5 alternate off-ramp: Buena Vista Street
  • Southbound I-5 alternate on-ramp: Burbank Boulevard

Additional information about the project is available at I-5info.com and by calling the I-5 Info Line at (855) 454.6335.

Updates on I-5 HOV improvement project between SR-118 and SR-170

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I-5 closures set for next week. Some good news too – 3 long term ramp closures are ending this month! Here are all the details from Caltrans:

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 staggered. Detours will be signed. Closures are subject to change.

No unusual levels of noise, dust or vibration are expected. 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: http://www.lcswebreports.dot.ca.gov/lcswebreports/

For real-time traffic information, visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov, go511.com, or call 5-1-1.

Closure Dates: Sunday, Sept. 15, to Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Northbound I-5

Lanes

  • Up to three lanes between SR-170 and SR-118: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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

On-Ramps

  • Tuxford Street: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Lankershim Boulevard: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Off-Ramps

  • Osborne Street: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Paxton Street: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Connectors

  • Northbound I-5 to eastbound SR-118: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Northbound I-5 to westbound SR-118: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Southbound I-5

Lanes

Southbound I-5 will be closed between Osborne Street and Sheldon Street the nights of Sept. 17 – 19, 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. See the attached notice for details. Additional closures below.

  • Up to three lanes between SR-118 and SR-170 — 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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

Long-Term I-5 Ramp Closures

Long-Term On-Ramp Closures

  • Eastbound Osborne Street to northbound I-5 (opens this month!)
  • Branford Street to southbound I-5 (opens December 2013)

Long-Term Off-Ramp Closures

  • Northbound I-5 to eastbound Van Nuys Boulevard (opens this month!)
  • Northbound I-5 to Branford Street (opens this month!)
  • Northbound I-5 to westbound Terra Bella Street (opens October 2013)

Northbound SR-170

On-Ramp

  • Eastbound/westbound Roscoe Boulevard: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Connector

  • Two lanes of the northbound SR-170 connector to northbound I-5: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Southbound SR-170

Lanes

  • Up to two lanes between I-5 and Roscoe Boulevard: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

On-Ramp

  • Sheldon Street/Arleta Street — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 www.I-5info.com.

Northbound I-5 Imperial Highway off-ramp closes on Sept 8

The NB I-5 off-ramp at Imperial Highway will be permanently closed starting this Sunday. Here’s the press release from Caltrans:

Caltrans will permanently close the northbound Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) off-ramp at Imperial Highway on Sunday, September 8 at 11:59 p.m.   Northbound I-5 motorists will have access to the Norwalk Boulevard, Rosecrans Avenue and Florence Avenue off-ramps.
The closure will allow construction to continue for the new southbound I-5 off-ramp at Imperial Highway and other structural work.  The on-going construction is part of the $1.6 billion I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects to widen the freeway by adding one general purpose lane and one High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or carpool lane, in both directions from the Los Angeles County/Orange County line to I-605.
Other work and local street closures:
Overnight, Full Closure of Imperial Highway (near I-5 undercrossing) from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Nightly, Sunday, Sept. 8  through Friday, Sept. 13
(two of two lanes will be closed in each direction)
The work involves drilling in the center median on Imperial Highway for large (80-inch diameter and 100-feet deep) Cast in Drill Hole (CIDH) foundations for the new Imperial Highway off-ramp bridge. The CIDH work includes drilling, excavating earth, setting rebar and pouring concrete.   For the safety of the public and for work crews, full street closures are necessary during this work at this location.
Full Closure of a portion of South Firestone Blvd
Daytime:  Week of Monday, September 9 through Friday, Sept.13  from  7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Overnight:  Monday, September 16 through Thurs. Sept. 19 from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Location:  on S. Firestone Blvd, abutting southbound I-5 near the former Shoemaker Ave. Bridge.
The work involves placing falsework, or temporary wood formwork, for the new Shoemaker Bridge.
The I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects are overseen by Caltrans and funding is administered by Metro. Caltrans thanks the motoring public and the City of Norwalk residents and businesses for their patience during construction.
The public is encouraged to sign-up to receive email notifications on freeway lane and ramp closures and local city street closures by calling the I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects Toll-Free Information line at (855) 454-6335 or by visiting www.I-5info.com

Freeway Traffic Information:  For timely, accurate and accessible real-time freeway traffic information and travel times, visit Caltrans Quick Map http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/  Caltrans Quick Map

Reminder: Northbound I-405 freeway closure between Getty and Greenleaf/Ventura planned Saturday night, August 24

The 101 connector to northbound I-405 will be closed this Saturday night for work to be done on the Mulholland Bridge. Here’s the press release from  Metro:

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements contractor will be removing the falsework on the Mulholland Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass on Saturday, August 24. This will require a full northbound directional freeway closure from Getty to Greenleaf/Ventura Boulevard from 11 p.m. until 9 a.m. Sunday morning. The southbound I-405 HOV, #1 and #2 lanes also will be closed to provide a work buffer at the same time.

Ramp Closures:

The US 101 connector ramp to the northbound I-405 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m.

What to Expect:

Emergency vehicle access will be maintained. Pedestrians will be rerouted to a safe area outside of the construction zone.

Detour:

Sepulveda Boulevard will be used as the detour route and no closures will take place on Sepulveda Boulevard from Getty to Greenleaf/Ventura Boulevard.

For additional project information or to obtain detour maps, visit www.metro.net/405.  Follow the project on social media at www.facebook.com/405project and http://twitter.com/I_405. For real-time traffic conditions, visit Caltrans web site at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.

Eight-month closure of southbound I-5 Pioneer Blvd/Imperial Hwy off-ramp

Starting Thursday, Caltrans will close the southbound I-5 off-ramp at Pioneer and Imperial for the next 8 months. Here’s the release from Caltrans:

Caltrans will fully close the southbound Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) off-ramp at Pioneer Boulevard/Imperial Highway beginning Thursday, August 15 at 8 a.m.  The ramp will remain fully closed for eight months, through April 2014, when a new elevated off-ramp is complete and re-opens.

The work is part of the $1.6 billion I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects to widen the freeway by adding one general purpose lane and one High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or carpool lane, in both directions from the Los Angeles County/Orange County line to I-605.

Upon completion, the Ramp Re-vamp will extend the new Pioneer/Imperial Highway off-ramp nearly 1,200 feet from the widened freeway, and it will flyover Pioneer Blvd. to put traffic onto Imperial Hwy.  Motorists will exit the new off-ramp using one lane, but the ramp will widen to three lanes at Imperial Hwy.

During the Ramp Re-vamp and the full ramp closure, southbound I-5 motorists will have access to off-ramps at Lakewood/Rosecrans; Florence Ave.; and San Antonio Dr./Norwalk Blvd.  To accommodate increased traffic demand on the southbound I-5 San Antonio/Norwalk off-ramp, it will be restriped and a new signal at Union St./San Antonio Dr. will be modified.

The $302 million I-5 HOV Imperial Highway and Pioneer Boulevard Project will widen nearly two miles of freeway by adding one HOV lane and one regular lane in each direction from Silverbow Avenue to Orr and Day Road. The bridges at San Antonio Drive, Imperial Highway, and Pioneer Boulevard will be rebuilt to accommodate the wider freeway. In addition to the new off-ramp at Imperial Hwy, other improvements include new sound walls and frontage roads. The contractor is Security Paving, Inc.

The project is primarily funded ($167.5 million) by Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. The project also received $104 million in state transportation funds and $30.5 million from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Proposition C and Measure R. The project is overseen by Caltrans and funding is administered by Metro.

The public is encouraged to sign-up to receive email notifications on freeway lane and ramp closures and local city street closures by calling the I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects Toll-Free Information line at (855) 454-6335 or by visiting www.I-5info.com

Freeway Traffic Information:  For timely, accurate and accessible real-time freeway traffic information and travel times, visit Caltrans Quick Maphttp://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

Southbound I-5 Pioneer Blvd/Imperial Highway Off-Ramp to close for eight months

Map of the off-ramp closure. Photo: Caltrans.

Map of the off-ramp closure. Photo: Caltrans.

The southbound Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) off-ramp at Pioneer Boulevard/Imperial Highway will be closed beginning Thursday, August 15 at 8 a.m. due to a ramp re-vamp. The ramp will remain fully closed for eight months (through April 2014).

Motorists will have access to off-ramps at:

-Lakewood/Rosecrans

-Florence Ave.

-San Antonio Dr./Norwalk Blvd.

To accommodate increased traffic demand on the southbound I-5 San Antonio/Norwalk off-ramp, it will be restriped and a new signal at Union St./San Antonio Dr. will be modified.

Upon completion, the Ramp Re-vamp will extend the new Pioneer/Imperial Highway off-ramp nearly 1,200 feet from the widened freeway, and it will flyover Pioneer Blvd. to put traffic onto Imperial Hwy.  Motorists will exit the new off-ramp using one lane, but the ramp will widen to three lanes at Imperial Highway.

For more information on freeway lane and ramp closures and local city street closures, call the I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects Toll-Free Information line at (855) 454-6335 or by visiting www.I-5info.com.

SR-14 Canyon Lane closures

Caltrans will be closing portions of SR-14 as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Here’s the full press release:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Rd) to Palmdale Boulevard as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.  Closures are as follows and subject to change.

Sunday, July 28, through Friday, August 2

Northbound SR-14

  • 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.     – Up to three lanes between Soledad Canyon Rd. & Palmdale Boulevard
  • 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.     – On and Off Ramps CLOSED between Sierra Highway & Avenue S

Southbound SR-14

  • 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.     – Up to three lanes between Palmdale Boulevard & Soledad Canyon Rd
  • 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.     – On and Off Ramps CLOSED between Avenue S & Sierra Highway

This project may require FULL Freeway closures. Advance notices will be provided.

Detours will be posted. New pavement will improve mobility and enhance safety for motorists.  Security Paving Company Incorporated is the contractor on this $16 million project which is expected to complete summer 2013.

Caltrans advises motorists to “Slow For The Cone Zone.”