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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.
NEWS
March 25, 2014
How can Burbank, with its much coveted village-like small town atmosphere, be “one of the most dangerous places to live in California if you are a pedestrian or a bicyclist?” The recent Leader editorial, “Could the cost of insurance drive more awareness? ” suggests that a lack of responsible driver behavior here leads to Burbank's sky-high auto insurance rates, which are sixth highest in California . But a closer look reveals something more insidious than simply irresponsible behavior by local motorists.
THE818NOW
July 11, 2012
State transportation officials this week warned that all lanes of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway will be closed for five hours starting at midnight Thursday between State Route 118 and the Hollywood (170) Freeway. The closure is necessary so crews can readjust temporary construction supports on the northbound I-5 as they continue to build out the freeway to accommodate new carpool lanes. The $140-million project is expected to be completed in late 2014. During the closure, which is expected to end at 5 a.m. Friday, traffic will be detoured off the freeway at Lankershim Boulevard.
NEWS
May 3, 2000
Amber Willard MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Burbank residents and commuters are invited to join California Department of Transportation officials today to discuss ways of improving traffic flow along the Ventura (134) Freeway. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School, 3333 W. Oak St. Caltrans is considering a proposal to build a new onramp on the 134 Freeway at Alameda Avenue and Hollywood Way and realigning the existing offramp.
THE818NOW
November 3, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, November 3. Another day, another shop going out of business. Someone Else's, a vintage clothing shop in North Hollywood, will close in a few days , reports NoHo Patch . A police chase Friday night on the 134 Freeway ended in an arrest , reports NoHo Patch . A man was sentenced to 25 years in prison yesterday for armed robbery in the Valley between 2010 and 2011 , reports the...
NEWS
June 30, 2001
Lolita Harper MAGNOLIA PARK DISTRICT -- After finally compromising with the Metropolitan Transit Authority on various aspects of the Chandler Boulevard bikeway project, Burbank city officials will complete final design plans next month and submit them to the California Department of Transportation for the go ahead on the project, officials said. Caltrans will review the project to make sure the city is using its grant funds correctly and adhering to their landscaping agreement with the MTA, said Greg Herrmann, Burbank assistant community development director.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | March 27, 2008
BURBANK — Monday, Caltrans officials closed a portion of Hollywood Way as part of their continued push toward completing a $47-million freeway project that will add a westbound onramp to the Ventura (134) Freeway. Hollywood Way will be closed until October between Riverside Drive and Alameda Avenue in order to lengthen a bridge to accommodate the new onramp, Senior Planner David Kriske said. As crews closed one stretch they reopened another, allowing westbound traffic to flow on Alameda Avenue, Kriske said.
NEWS
January 19, 2002
Laura Sturza MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- After 10 years of discussion between the city and Caltrans, Burbank drivers are closer to getting a major reprieve in congestion from Empire Avenue to other parts of the city. It started with a simple idea. "Wouldn't it be great if we could join San Fernando Boulevard with Empire Avenue?," said Greg Herrmann, the city's assistant community development director for transportation. The plan has three parts, which will be discussed at a public meeting next week.
NEWS
October 2, 2009
Construction set for rest of week As part of the $47-million Caltrans project, road crews are tearing down the former Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge abutment and support wall along the Ventura (134) Freeway. Overnight construction is planned for 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the end of the week. Construction on the three-year project is expected to end next summer, with a series of detours planned to assist pedestrians and drivers. The California Department of Transportation last week opened the Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge and closed the Pass Avenue bridge as part of the next phase of construction.
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March 25, 2014
How can Burbank, with its much coveted village-like small town atmosphere, be “one of the most dangerous places to live in California if you are a pedestrian or a bicyclist?” The recent Leader editorial, “Could the cost of insurance drive more awareness? ” suggests that a lack of responsible driver behavior here leads to Burbank's sky-high auto insurance rates, which are sixth highest in California . But a closer look reveals something more insidious than simply irresponsible behavior by local motorists.
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NEWS
September 27, 2013
A story that may be of interest to your readers is the apparent suspension of work, or lack of progress over the last couple of months on the Golden State (5) Freeway work through Burbank. On the southbound lanes it is particularly frustrating due to the elimination of the right-side breakdown lane between roughly Burbank Boulevard and the Los Angeles River, and because of the very short merge provisions for vehicles entering the freeway from both Verdugo and Alameda avenues. The lack of any progress on the Western Avenue offramp is also puzzling, as the pavement was removed down to dirt months ago. Is Caltrans so overextended with work on other freeways that I-5 is left an orphan?
THE818NOW
April 16, 2013
One lane of the northbound Victory Place and San Fernando Road will be closed through this fall as crews relocate utilities as part of a major project to construct carpool lanes on the Golden State (5) Freeway, build a new interchange at Empire Avenue and elevate a dangerous train crossing. The section of the streets that will be impacted stretches from the Burbank Animal Shelter to North California Street, according to the California Department of Transportation. The lane adjacent to the railroad tracks will be closed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Caltrans officials said.
THE818NOW
November 26, 2012
Another round of periodic off-ramp closures along the 5 Freeway corridor in Burbank start Monday. The California Department of Transportation announced the following closures for Nov. 26 through Nov. 30 as part of a $57.8-million project to construct HOV lanes in each direction along the 5 Freeway between Ventura (134) Freeway and Magnolia Boulevard: Golden State (5) Freeway *Southbound I-5, eastbound and westbound Alameda Avenue off-ramp closure will last approximately 60 days.
THE818NOW
November 3, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, November 3. Another day, another shop going out of business. Someone Else's, a vintage clothing shop in North Hollywood, will close in a few days , reports NoHo Patch . A police chase Friday night on the 134 Freeway ended in an arrest , reports NoHo Patch . A man was sentenced to 25 years in prison yesterday for armed robbery in the Valley between 2010 and 2011 , reports the...
THE818NOW
August 7, 2012
Construction crews plan to reopen up to three of the northbound lanes on the Golden State (5) Freeway near Buena Vista Street by 2 p.m. Tuesday, officials announced. The lane closures were needed to repair damaged pavement, according to a notice from the California Department of Transportation. A Sigalert was issued at 12:27 p.m. for the construction zone, which is already slowing traffic on the I-5 corridor through Burbank. -- Jason Wells, Times Community News Follow Jason Wells on Twitter and Google+  
THE818NOW
July 11, 2012
State transportation officials this week warned that all lanes of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway will be closed for five hours starting at midnight Thursday between State Route 118 and the Hollywood (170) Freeway. The closure is necessary so crews can readjust temporary construction supports on the northbound I-5 as they continue to build out the freeway to accommodate new carpool lanes. The $140-million project is expected to be completed in late 2014. During the closure, which is expected to end at 5 a.m. Friday, traffic will be detoured off the freeway at Lankershim Boulevard.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | December 30, 2011
Under pressure to meet strict deadlines or risk losing tens of millions of dollars related to improvements being made to Interstate 5 as it flows through Burbank, state transportation officials are pushing to change the construction timeline. If the city is unable to agree to the change, the result could significantly impact the scope and budget of the project. Officials from the California Department of Transportation have asked Burbank to agree to the schedule changes for the $450-million project to add HOV lanes on the I-5 between the Ventura (134)
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