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By Bryan Mahoney | April 8, 2014
When San Fernando Boulevard underneath the Golden State (5) Freeway overpass closes next month, it will be closed forever, forcing Burbank neighborhoods to cope with an undeniable increase in traffic for at least two years. Yet many neighbors and businesses in the area still don't know that stretch of road is about to be wiped off the map. Through the city's website, through emails, through community meetings and with recently installed signs, the news of the San Fernando Boulevard closure has been no secret, per se. There are many maps, presentations and FAQ sheets on the official project website, i-5info.com/magnolia-boulevard-to-buena-vista-street . But this week I talked to several neighbors and commuters who either didn't know the closure was happening so soon, or they didn't know where all that traffic is about to go. On the official I-5 info site is a very detailed map of the detour route.
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NEWS
August 26, 2011
The California Department of Transportation has announced the following lane and ramp closures of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) as part of a $121 million improvement project to construct carpool lanes in each direction along I-5 between SR-170 to Buena Vista Street. Golden State Freeway (I-5) Closures Friday August 26, through Thursday September 1, 2011 Northbound I-5 from Buena Vista Street to Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard TIME: Up to two lanes: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Until 6 a.m. on Monday Only)
NEWS
February 2, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Concerns that a city and Caltrans plan would divert traffic to residential streets surfaced at a public meeting about the proposed traffic-relief project. The city will be ready to curb runoff traffic with measures including installing speed humps to discourage diverting drivers, officials said. The Jan. 23 meeting addressed proposals to extend Empire Avenue beneath the railroad tracks to connect with San Fernando Boulevard and to relocate the southbound Golden State (5)
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | August 27, 2009
BURBANK — The California Department of Transportation is slated to open the Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge Sept. 8 as crews move ahead with construction of the new Hollywood Way onramp to the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway. As part of the next phase of construction, the Pass Avenue bridge will be closed beginning Sept. 9. Work on the three-year project is expected to end next summer, with a series of detours planned to assist pedestrians and drivers, Caltrans spokesman Patrick Chandler said.
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
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
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.
NEWS
March 20, 2014
Christopher Wilke, the 12-year-old Burbank resident who was fighting a rare form of cancer , died Thursday at 9:33 a.m. "He passed peacefully this morning, he wasn't in any pain," said his father, Joe Wilke. "He was resting comfortably and surrounded by his family. " Christopher was diagnosed in early January.  He was the first patient on record at Children's Hospital Los Angeles - and among the youngest patients ever - to be diagnosed with a pure cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer of the bile duct, according to Dr. Hung Tran, the hospital's pediatric oncologist and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at USC's Keck School of Medicine.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
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)
NEWS
March 15, 2003
Several more sections of the Ventura (134) Freeway will be closed this week as soundwall construction continues. Between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday to Friday, one to two lanes of the westbound Ventura Freeway will be closed from Hollywood Way to Lankershim Boulevard. During that time there will also be intermittent closures of eastbound and westbound Riverside Drive between the freeway underpass and Hortense Street, Caltrans officials said. During the day, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will also be intermittent closures along Riverside between the freeway underpass and Hortense, Caltrans officials said.
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