Select lanes of Interstate 5 in both directions will be closed between Dec. 8 and 14 as part of a California Department of Transportation project to construct truck lanes between Lyons Avenue and State Route 14.
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Caltrans officials are asking motorists to use caution, pay attention to detour signs and slow down for construction zones.
Motorists should also plan trips ahead of time and leave plenty of time to reach their destinations, taking closures into consideration.
Ramp closures will be nonconsecutive. Detours will be signed. No unusual levels of dust, noise or vibration are expected. These closures are subject to change.
Closure information for this and other freeway projects is available on the Caltrans website.
Caltrans Closures for Sunday, Dec. 8, through Saturday, Dec. 14
Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between the end of the existing truck lane and Lyons Ave. will be closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. At least one lane will be open at all times. The most restrictive closures will occur between 1 and 4 a.m.
Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between Lyons Ave. and the end of the existing truck lane between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. At least one lane will be open at all times. The most restrictive closures will occur between 1 and 4 a.m.
The southbound I-5 to northbound SR-14 connector will be closed between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Calgrove Boulevard off-ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
About the Project
This project will widen the freeway and bridges to add a truck lane to the outside of I-5 in both directions by paving the median area and outside shoulder, and shifting the mixed-flow lanes inward. Three median retaining walls and two short sections of outside retaining walls will be built to accommodate this widening. The southbound truck lane will extend from Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue to SR-14 (3.7 miles), while the northbound lane will run from SR-14 to Gavin Canyon (1.4 miles).
Construction began in May 2012 and will be completed in 2014. The funding is administered by Metro.
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Source: Santa Clarita News