Lane closures on the 1-5 Freeway are expected between Pico Canyon Road and the 14 Freeway from Dec. 16 through Dec. 21 due to truck lane construction, according to the California Department of Transportation.
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Ramp closures will be nonconsecutive and detours will be signed.
For the safety of the construction crew and motorists, drivers are asked to pay attention to closures, slow down for the cone zone, and move over one lane wherever possible.
Closure information for this and other freeway projects are available here.
For real-time traffic information, visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov, go511.com, or call 5-1-1.
Closures for I-5 Freeway Truck Lane Project
Closure dates: Dec. 16 to Dec. 21
- Northbound I-5 — Up to three lanes will be closed between the existing truck lane and Lyon’s Avenue from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. At least one lane will remain open at all times.
- Southbound I-5 — Up to three lanes will be closed from 9.p.m. to 6.a.m. At least one lane will remain open at all times.
- Connector — Southbound 1-5 to Northbound SR-14 will experience lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Calgrove Blvd. Off-Ramp — Closed between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
About the I-5 Freeway Truck Lane Project
The ongoing construction project is widening the freeway and bridges to add a truck lane to I-5 in both directions. The southbound truck lane will extend from Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue to the SR-14 connector, while the northbound truck lane will run from the connector to Gavin Canyon.
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 2014. Funds administered by Metro. For more information, click here.
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Source: Santa Clarita News