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Caltrans announces night closure of I-5

January 26, 2012

A series of night closures on the Golden State (5) Freeway north of Burbank starts Sunday as crews prepare to construct a bridge connector for carpool lanes on the Hollywood (170) Freeway.

The HOV-connector is part of a $140-million project through the California Department of Transportation to build carpool lanes along the I-5 corridor.

To build the temporary construction supports for the bridge, Caltrans plans to completely close the northbound I-5 in one direction at a time between Branford Street and Sheldon Street from midnight to 6 a.m., Sunday through Feb. 1.

The same section of freeway will be closed to southbound traffic Feb. 1 - 3, then again Feb. 5 and 6, and Feb. 12 through 17, according to a notice from the Caltrans

When the southbound lanes are closed, traffic will be detoured off the I-5 at Osborne Street. When the northbound lanes are closed, traffic will be detoured off the freeway at Sheldon Street.

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Residents may hear the nighttime construction, but Caltrans said the noise would not exceed state and federal regulations.

A list of other related ramp and lane closures is available on the city of Burbank’s website: http://www.ci.burbank.ca.us/index.aspx?page=25&recordid=1144

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

Twitter: @jasonbretwells

Photo: Aerial view looking west over Glendale toward Los Angeles and Burbank with the intersection of California 134 Freeway and Interstate 5 and the Los Angeles River. Credit: Tim Berger/Staff Photographer

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