The Empire Project in Burbank is just a few weeks away from beginning construction. As part of the project, street parking on a segment of northbound Buena Vista Street will be removed temporarily from Winona Avenue to 200 feet north of the I-5 on-ramp. About 17 parking spaces will be affected. (Download a PDF of the parking restriction notice here.)
When: Parking will be prohibited in the designated area beginning, tentatively, May 19, 2014 (not April 28, the original estimate). The restriction will be in place though November 2015. ‘No Parking’ signs will be installed the week of May 5, 2014. This parking restriction will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If the parking restriction date changes, an update will be posted on the I-5 website.
Why: The Buena Vista Street northbound travel lane will be shifted to the right, eliminating the parking lane temporarily. The shift allows Caltrans to add a second northbound left-turn lane from Buena Vista Street to the I-5 on-ramp. The second left-turn lane is needed to reduce congestion and enhance safety during construction of the railroad grade separation at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard. The parking lane will be restored.
Other Parking Options: Parking is available on side streets, such as Tulare Ave., N. Frederic Street and Brighton Street, and on Buena Vista Street north of the I-5 ramps.
Questions? Check out the I-5 website or call us on the toll-free I-5 Info Line at (855) 454-6335.