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CalTrans Alert: Two I-5 Projects To Cause Closures

CalTrans Alert: Two I-5 Projects To Cause Closures

Closures for I-5 Pavement Improvement Project and I-5 Truck Lane Project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the lanes, ramps and connectors listed below as part of a $100.1 million pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. They also plan to close lanes as part of a $72 million project that is constructing a truck lane on southbound I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (Highway 14). Ramp closures will be staggered. Closures are subject to change. Detours will be signed.


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Closures for this project had been suspended for the winter and have recently begun again. Motorists should expect regular closures at multiple locations in the project area through November 2013.

For the safety of the construction crew and motorists, please be attentive to closures, slow for the cone zone, and move over one lane where possible.

Closure information for this and other freeway projects is available on the Caltrans website: http://www.lcswebreports.dot.ca.gov/lcswebreports/

Closure Dates: Sunday, April 21, through Saturday, April 27

Northbound I-5

  • Northbound I-5 between Vista Del Lago Rd. and the Kern County line

One lane: One lane may be closed at any time.

Up to two lanes: 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following day

The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when traffic volumes are lower.

Southbound I-5

The Frazier Mountain Park Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 is closed through April 29, 2013, while crews place new concrete pavement. Detour signs direct motorists to access southbound I-5 at the Gorman Road on-ramp.

The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Gorman Road will be closed April 22, 2013, through April 29, 2013, for pavement work. Additional closures for southbound I-5 are below.

  • Southbound I-5 between the Kern County line and Vista Del Lago Rd.

One lane: One lane may be closed at any time.

Up to two lanes: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day

The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when traffic volumes are lower.

  • Smokey Bear Road on-ramp

TIME: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

About the Project

This project will replace slabs in both directions of I-5 between the Vista Del Lago Road overcrossing and the Kern County Line, a distance of 15.4 miles.

The two outside lanes and outside shoulder will be completely replaced, and damaged pavement slabs will be replaced in the inside lanes. Additionally, the project will update drainage features, upgrade the wooden guardrail posts to metal, add post mile signage, widen the inside shoulders, replace broken approach and departure slabs, and repave ramps.

This $100.1 million project, which will be completed in mid-2015, will extend the life of the pavement, reduce maintenance costs and closures, and provide a smoother ride for motorists. The contractor is Griffith/Coffman Joint Venture of Brea, Calif.

Most of the construction will be completed at night to minimize inconvenience to motorists, though there will be some work during the day.

 

Golden State Freeway (I-5) Closures

Sunday, April 7, through Saturday, April 13

  • Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between the end of the existing truck lane and Lyons Ave.

TIME: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Note: At least one lane will be open at all times. The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.

  • Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between Lyons Ave. and the end of the existing truck lane

TIME: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Note: At least one lane will be open at all times. The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between midnight and 4 a.m.

 

About the Project

The project is adding a truck lane to the outside of southbound I-5 in by paving the median area and outside shoulder, and shifting the mixed-flow lanes inward. Median retaining walls and two short sections of outside retaining walls will be built to accommodate this widening.

The truck lane will extend from Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue to SR-14, a distance of 3.7 miles.

This project will ease traffic delays, improve goods movement, absorb traffic growth due to population increase (both residential and commercial), and enhance safety by separating truck traffic from passenger vehicles.

Construction began in May 2012 and will be completed in 2014.

For more information, visit www.I-5info.com.


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CalTrans Alert: Two I-5 Projects To Cause Closures

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