PRESS RELEASE | CALTRANS
Road closures on the southbound I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) have been planned by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Implemented closures are due to the construction of a truck lane.
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There will be staggered ramp closures, signed detours, and no unusual levels of dust, noise or vibration. Closures subject to change.
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/
For real-time traffic information, visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov, go511.com, or call 5-1-1.
Closure Dates: Sunday, August 18, through Saturday, August 24, 2013
Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between the end of the existing truck lane and Lyons Ave. — 9 p.m. to 5 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 — 9 p.m. to 5 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
Southbound I-5 to northbound SR-14 — 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Calgrove Blvd. — 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
About the Project
The project is adding a truck lane to the outside of southbound I-5 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. Funds administered by Metro.
For more information, visit www.I-5info.com.
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Source: Santa Clarita News