Friday, March 23, 2012

Closure Updates: I-5 in the San Fernando Valley

In every closure notice we distribute, we always include the phrase “closures are subject to change,” because despite careful planning, sometimes we have to revise closures unexpectedly. Rainy weather, for example, can completely throw off the construction schedule.

With that preamble out of the way, we have two closure updates in the San Fernando Valley we’d like you to know about. Both are related to the I-5 carpool lane project between SR-118 and SR-170.

Branford Street

Branford Street will be closed under I-5 from midnight to 6 a.m. beginning Sunday night, March 25, through Wednesday morning, March 28 (not March 20 through 23). Two lanes of northbound I-5 will also be closed on the same dates and during the same times, but traffic can still get through. See the detour map above. Keep in mind that there’s rain in the forecast for Sunday, so the closure may be revised.

Van Nuys Boulevard

Through April 11, we’ll be closing lanes of Van Nuys Boulevard between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Arleta Avenue while crews work on the drainage system. At least one lane will be open in each direction at all times. Most of the work will be done during the day, though there will be some night work.

For the latest closure info, check the I-5 website or call the toll-free I-5 Hotline: 855.454.6335.