Construction delays expected, holiday travelers should leave early, be patient.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
advises motorists traveling over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday on the
northbound Golden State Freeway (I-5) approximately five miles north of Santa Clarita (about 20 miles south of the Grapevine)
to plan ahead and leave early to avoid expected delays due to an ongoing lane
closure on northbound I-5 at Templin Highway.
The lane closure is due to storm-related slope
stabilization and extensive roadway repairs. Three northbound lanes and
all four southbound lanes remain open to motorists.
Travel delays are expected from Monday, November 24 through Monday, December 1.
Motorists are also reminded that traffic fines are doubled in freeway work
zones. In Santa Clarita and Castaic, The Old Road is a suggested alternate
route during periods of congestion.
For road conditions in California (excluding unforeseen traffic incidents) please call
the Caltrans Highway Information Number at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). California. Motorists are also encouraged to tune in to
KHTS AM 1220 for up to-the-minute freeway reports before starting out on trips.