Friday, May 4, 2012

Ventura Freeway Lane Closures for Tanker Fire Damage Repairs

Date:        May 5, 2012   
District 7:  Los Angeles & Ventura Counties      
Contact:    Patrick Chandler   
Phone:      213-897-3630

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ventura Freeway (SR-134) Lane Closures for Tanker Fire Damage Repairs

LOS ANGELES – Caltrans will close up to three lanes of the westbound SR-134 from Riverside Drive to Pacific Avenue Sunday, May 6 from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. to repair sections of SR-134 and the Golden State Freeway (I-5) that were damaged during a tanker fire in the interchange on April 7. 

Westbound motorists will be able to access a westbound slip ramp on the SR-134 without having to leave the freeway.

Crews will repair damaged fiber optic line casing, damaged electrical and phones lines and wiring, reconstruct the irrigation system, install new vegetation, and grade and mulch the area for erosion protection.

The latest freeway traffic information can be obtained on the Caltrans website: www.dot.ca.gov by accessing the Quickmaps feature.  The Caltrans Connector: http://caltransd7info.blogspot.com/

CA Rasmussen, Inc. of Valencia, Calif. is the contractor on this emergency repair project.  This project is expected to finish May 2012.