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Two Caltrans Closures To Affect Traffic This Week

Two Caltrans Closures To Affect Traffic This Week

Caltrans will implement two closures this week as part of the ongoing effort to create a carpool lane in the San Fernando Valley and to improve the pavement between Vista Del Lago and Kern County Line in Gorman. 


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Gorman — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line.

Signs will be posted for all detours. No unusual levels of dust, noise or vibration are expected.

Closures are subject to change.

Motorists should expect regular closures at multiple locations in the project area through November 2013.

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 Dates: Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, July 27, 2013

NORTHBOUND I-5

Lanes

  • Up two lanes of northbound I-5 between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County Line — 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

One lane of northbound I-5 between Vista Del Lago Rd. and the Kern County line may be closed at any time.

Off-Ramps

  • Smokey Bear Road — Closed through July 25.

  • Quail Lake Road — 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed July 25 through August 25.

  • Gorman Road — 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Frazier Mountain Park Road — 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On-Ramps

  • Smokey Bear Road — Closed through July 25.

  • Quail Lake Road — 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed July 25 through August 25.

  • Gorman Road — 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Connector

  • To northbound SR-138 — 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SOUTHBOUND I-5

Lanes

  • Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between the Kern County Line and Vista Del Lago Road — 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

One lane of southbound I-5 between the Kern County line and Vista Del Lago Road may be closed at any time.

Off-Ramp

  • Gorman Road — 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Frazier Mountain Park Road — 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On-Ramps

  • Gorman Road — 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Frazier Mountain Park Road — 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

About the Project

This project will replace 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.

The two outside lanes and outside shoulder will be completely replaced, and damaged pavement slabs will be replaced in the inside lanes. Additionally, the project will 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.

This $100.1 million project, which will be completed in mid-2015, will extend the life of the pavement, reduce maintenance costs and closures, and provide a smoother ride for motorists. The contractor is Griffith/Coffman Joint Venture of Brea, Calif.

Most of the construction will be completed at night to minimize inconvenience to motorists, though there will be some work during the day.

 

San Fernando Valley — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV lane connector at the I-5/SR-170 interchange. Ramp closures will be staggered. Detours will be signed. Closures are subject to change.

Residents may hear construction noise, but it will not exceed levels permitted by state and federal regulations.

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 Dates: Sunday, July 21, to Friday, July 26, 2013

Northbound I-5

Lanes

  • Up to three lanes between SR-170 and SR-118 — 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Note: The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between midnight and 4 a.m.

Southbound I-5

Lanes

  • Up to three lanes between SR-118 and SR-170 — 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Note: The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between midnight and 4 a.m.

Connector

  • To southbound SR-170 — 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

On-ramp

  • Westbound Van Nuys Boulevard — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Off-ramp

  • Paxton Street — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Long-Term I-5 Ramp Closures

Long-Term On-Ramp Closures

  • Eastbound Osborne Street to northbound I-5 (opens July 2013)

  • Branford Street to southbound I-5 (opens December 2013)

Long-Term Off-Ramp Closures

  • Northbound I-5 to eastbound Van Nuys Boulevard (opens July 2013)

  • Northbound I-5 to Branford Street (opens July 2013)

  • Northbound I-5 to westbound Terra Bella Street (opens late 2013)

Eastbound SR-118

Connector

  • To southbound I-5 — 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Westbound SR-118

Connector

  • To southbound I-5 — 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

About the Project

Caltrans is constructing an HOV lane in each direction on I-5 between the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) and SR-118, a distance of 6.8 miles (3.4 miles in each direction). The project is also widening four undercrossings, replacing sections of pavement, and building a direct HOV connector at the I-5/SR-170 interchange. A direct HOV connector allows for freeway-to-freeway transfers without exiting the carpool lane.

This project will alleviate congestion, encourage carpooling, improve air quality, and provide a smoother ride for motorists. The work is part of Caltrans’ effort to provide motorists with a seamless carpool lane network in California.

Work began in August 2010 and is on track for completion in late 2014. Funding administered by Metro.


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