The Golden State (5) Freeway will be closed for two hours early Sunday morning from Buena Vista Street and Lincoln Street, according to the California Department of Transportation.
From 2 to 4 a.m., the freeway will be closed in both directions while crews remove overhead utility lines as part of a $355-million Empire interchange construction project.
Lane closures will begin around midnight on Saturday.
To avoid delays, Caltrans has asked motorists heading northbound on the 5 freeway to take the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway to the northbound Hollywood (170) Freeway. Those traveling southbound can take the southbound 170 to the eastbound 134.