Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Northbound I-5 Ramps at Western Avenue are Complete!

After about nine months of construction, the new northbound I-5/Western Avenue ramps in Glendale are complete! The off-ramp opened in November, and the on-ramp opened yesterday morning. It’s so new, you can almost smell the fresh asphalt. Here’s a worker unveiling one of the new signs directing traffic onto the ramp: 

And here’s the pristine new ramp — new configuration, new pavement, new signals, new striping, new everything! 

Beautiful on-ramp, right? Here it is with one of the first cars EVER to drive on it: 

Details: The $35 million Western Avenue Interchange Project reconfigured the Western Avenue on- and off-ramps so that they begin and end at a signalized intersection with Flower Street. You can read more about it here, but this map gives you a good sense of how the ramps were reconfigured:

Keep in mind that one of the lanes of the off-ramp will be closed periodically for construction of the new I-5 carpool lanes between SR-134 and Magnolia Boulevard (more info here), but the ramp is open.

If you have questions about projects on I-5, check out the I-5 website or give us a ring on the on the toll-free I-5 hotline.