Friday, June 15, 2012

Truck Lanes Construction — Here’s What to Expect

If you use I-5 in the Santa Clarita area, no doubt you’ve noticed that work is getting underway on the new truck lanes. This project is constructing dedicated truck lanes on I-5 in both directions between SR-14 and Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue, though the northbound lane will extend only as far as Gavin Canyon. (More info about the project is here.)

The project will take about a year and a half to complete. Here’s what you can expect in the next couple months:

> We will remove existing striping and restripe the pavement to shift traffic to the outside lanes. The number of travel lanes WON’T change.

> K-rails (concrete barriers) will be set in the freeway median in both directions.

> Major excavation in the median won't start until July. Most of the work will be performed behind the k-rails at night.

> Nighttime lane closures will predominantly affect the left two lanes. Full freeway closures will be rare, if ever.

For more information about this and other projects on I-5, check out the I-5 website or give us a call on the I-5 hotline: 855.454.6335.