Closures involving an I-5 pavement improvement project between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line were announced by California Department of Transportation officials Friday.
Consecutive ramps will not be closed at the same time, detour signs will be posted and closures are subject to change, CalTrans officials said.
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Short-term closures announced by Caltrans:
- Up to three lanes on northbound I-5 will be closed between Vista Del Lago Road and Quail Lake Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., with the most lanes closed from 12 to 4 a.m., April 6 -12
- Up to three lanes on southbound I-5 will be closed between Quail Lake Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., with the most lanes closed from 12 to 4 a.m., April 6-12
- Two lanes may be closed during off-peak daytime hours at the above listed locations
About the Project
The $100.1 million project involves replacing slabs in both directions of I-5 between the Vista Del Lago Road overcrossing and the Kern County Line, a distance of 15.4 miles, CalTrans officials said.
The two outside lanes and outside shoulder are scheduled to be completely replaced, and damaged pavement slabs will be replaced in the inside lanes. Additionally, the project is scheduled to update drainage features, upgrade the wooden guardrail posts to metal, add post mile signage, widen the inside shoulders, replace broken approach and departure slabs and repave ramps.
The project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2014, and CalTrans officials’ goal is to extend the life of the pavement, reduce maintenance costs and closures and provide a smoother ride for motorists.
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