Thursday, April 18, 2013

Long-Term Lane Closure on Victory Place/San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank

This fall, Caltrans will begin construction on a major I-5 improvement project in Burbank that will, among other things, widen the freeway to add a carpool lane, elevate the railroad, reconstruct the Burbank Boulevard bridge, and build a new interchange at Empire Avenue (more info is here). But before THAT work can begin, utilities need to relocated. Lots and lots of utilities: oil, water, fiber optics, sewer, gas, etc. 

To complete the work, crews need to take a lane of northbound Victory Place/San Fernando Boulevard between the Burbank Animal Shelter (adopt a pet!) and North California Street, shown here in red:

Here’s what you’ll see when you’re in the area, headed north on Victory Place just past the Animal Shelter: 

Drive a little further and you’ll see this:

And maybe this:

Crews will be working Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., through the fall, so please slooooow down and drive carefully. At least one northbound lane will be open at all times, and access to businesses will not be affected. More info is here.

Questions? Check out the I-5 website or call us on the I-5 Toll-Free Hotline at (855) 454-6335. Better yet, stop by the Burbank Recycle Center’s Earth Day event this Saturday (details here) and chat with us in person. We hope to see you there!