Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Construction Closures on I-5 through July 4th – Expect Delays

Most of the project information on this blog focuses on Caltrans District 7, which includes Los Angeles and Ventura counties. But this post is about a project in District 6, which has an improvement project underway on I-5 that will impact traffic in north Los Angeles County and south Kern County over the July 4th holiday. And when we say “impact,” we mean there could be a lot of congestion and long delays. 

To repeat, if you will be traveling I-5 in north Los Angeles County or south Kern County over the July 4th holiday, expect a LOT of congestion (as in traffic reduced to ONE lane) and LONG DELAYS. Please-please-please try to avoid the area. Otherwise, there’s a good chance you could get stuck in traffic. 

More details: Construction signage, barriers and k-rails have been installed and traffic lanes are closed on I-5 in and near the communities of Buttonwillow, Lebec and Gorman. (See map above.) Changeable message signs are in place along I-5 advising motorists of alternate routes and estimated delay times. You can also call 511 or check out go511.com to get real-time traffic information and travel times. More info about the construction work is here

As always, we recognize that freeway construction is inconvenient and we thank you for your patience. Please Slow for the Cone Zone while traveling through construction areas and move over one lane for all construction, maintenance and emergency response vehicles working along and near the roadway.

For more information about the project, please call Caltrans District 6 Public Affairs: (559) 488-4038.