Friday, May 23, 2014

The Empire Project: Stay Informed!

The I-5 Empire Project in Burbank has now been underway for a little over a week, and I-5 commuters and Burbank residents are already noticing impacts: road closures, ramp closures, drilling, construction equipment, etc.

To stay informed about the project and to gain a better understanding of how YOU might be impacted, sign up to receive construction updates in your inbox. About once a week, you'll receive a notification explaining closures, construction activities and other info that might be helpful to motorists and residents. 

To sign up, visit the I-5 website, and in the drop-down list under "Stay Informed" on the left side, select "Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street" and enter your email address. You can unsubscribe at anytime. 

Current subscribers today received the list of next week's freeway closures and some reminders about other closures, as follows:

> San Fernando Boulevard Closure: The half-mile segment of San Fernando Boulevard under I-5 is now CLOSED PERMANENTLY, as are the following  I-5 ramps: northbound Lincoln Street off-ramp, southbound San Fernando Boulevard on-ramp, and southbound Scott Road off-ramp. Use the Buena Vista Street or Burbank Boulevard on- and off-ramps as alternates.  

> Empire Avenue Closure: There will be a full closure of a short segment of W. Empire Avenue May 27-30, 2014, at night (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) for utility relocation. There will be no street parking in the closure area. See map at below.  

Questions: Visit or call the toll-free I-5 Info Line at 866.454.6335.