Despite the confluence of major construction projects on Burbank’s freeway arteries that will cause detours for months to come, at least motorists will have renewed access to one main on-ramp.
Officials on Friday christened the new on-ramp from Hollywood Way onto the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway, eliminating a left turn that backed up traffic during peak times for a corridor that accommodates hundreds of workers for Disney, Warner Bros., Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and NBC.
Previously, motorists heading north on Alameda Avenue had to cross traffic to turn onto the Alameda on-ramp.
Now, instead of turning left, motorists can continue north and turn right onto the new Hollywood Way on-ramp. The ramp curves around a power station and merges with the existing Alameda on-ramp, said Steven Milton, design manager of the project.