Monday, April 9, 2012

Tanker Fire on Ventura Freeway (SR-134) Update

Caltrans engineers are assessing the overall damage to SR-134 after a tanker truck became engulfed in flames after a traffic accident at the I-5/SR-134 Interchange near Glendale on Saturday, April 7.

Caltrans determined that the I-5 overcrossing/bridge's structural integrity was safe for public use. About 1000 feet of metal beam guardrail and asphalt on the shoulder (which is currently behind several k-rail) and several slabs of concrete will need to be replaced. There will be a few nightly closures on westbound SR-134 during the next several days (weather permitting), but motorists will be able to detour around the closures via the slip ramp near the accident site. The closures are expected to be routine and at night. No structures will need to be reconstructed.