Closures for I-5 HOV Improvement Project

Work continues on the I-5 HOV Improvement Project. Always remember to slow for the cone. Here’s the news release 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.

Residents may hear 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.

Lane closure information for this and other freeway projects is available on the Caltrans website: //www.lcswebreports.dot.ca.gov/lcswebreports/

Call 511 for real-time traffic information or visit go511.com.

Closure Dates: Sunday, July 21, to Friday, July 26, 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.

 

Southbound I-5

Lanes

  • 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.

Connector

  • To southbound SR-170 — 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

On-ramp

  • Westbound Van Nuys Boulevard — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Off-ramp

  • Paxton Street — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Long-Term I-5 Ramp Closures

Long-Term On-Ramp Closures

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

Long-Term Off-Ramp Closures

  • Northbound I-5 to eastbound Van Nuys Boulevard (opens July 2013)
  • Northbound I-5 to Branford Street (opens July 2013)
  • Northbound I-5 to westbound Terra Bella Street (opens late 2013)

Eastbound SR-118

Connector

  • To southbound I-5 — 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Westbound SR-118

Connector

  • To southbound I-5 — 9 p.m. to 6 a.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.