The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the lanes and ramps listed below as part of a $161 million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV lane connector at the I-5/SR-14 interchange. Closures are subject to change. Detours will be signed.
Golden State Freeway (I-5):
Monday, September 12, through Friday, September 16
Northbound I-5 between Balboa Boulevard and SR-14
TIME: 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Southbound I-5 Truck Route between SR-14 and Balboa Boulevard
TIME: 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Southbound I-5 Balboa Boulevard Off-Ramp
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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This project involves the construction of an elevated two-lane direct HOV connector at the I-5/SR-14 interchange and construction of HOV lanes in both directions of I-5 at the interchange. A direct HOV connector will allow for freeway-to-freeway transfers without exiting the carpool lane.
“The project will relieve congestion, improve traffic flow, enhance safety and improve traffic operations on both freeways at the interchange. The work is part of Caltrans’ effort to provide motorists with a seamless carpool lane network in California,” say officials.
Work began in July 2008 and is on track to be completed in summer 2013.
For more information, check out the project web page by clicking here:
To find out more about I-5 improvements currently underway, click here.