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Caltrans Plans Upcoming I-5 Freeway Closures For New Truck Lanes

Caltrans Plans Upcoming I-5 Freeway Closures For New Truck Lanes

California Department of Transportation officials have planned to implement closures during the week of July 15-18 as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on the I-5 freeway between Pico Canyon Road/ Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway, SR-14.

Caltrans Plans Upcoming I-5 Freeway Closures For New Truck Lanes


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Ramp closures will be nonconsecutive. Detours will be signed. No unusual levels of dust, noise or vibration are expected. Closures are subject to change.

Closure information for this and other freeway projects is available on the Caltrans website.

For real-time traffic information, visit Caltrans Quickmap, 511, or call 5-1-1.

NORTHBOUND I-5

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

Related: Freeway Closures For I-5 Improvement Projects Announced

SOUTHBOUND I-5

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


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About the Project

This project is widening 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).

The new truck lanes 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 late 2014. Funds administered by Metro. For more information, visit I-5info.com.

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.

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Caltrans Plans Upcoming I-5 Freeway Closures For New Truck Lanes

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