Pile driving to widen the Buena Vista Street Bridge in Burbank will begin next Monday, January 12, near the N. Buena Vista Street/Winona Avenue intersection under I-5. The work is part of Caltrans’ I-5 Empire Project and is necessary to construct the foundation for the widened bridge, which will accommodate new carpool lanes in both directions of I-5.
What: Pile driving is a common method of constructing structure foundations. To support the structure, steel beams (piles) are driven into the soil until reaching a hard layer of earth beneath the structure foundation.
Where: The work will take place near the intersection of N. Buena Vista Street and Winona Avenue.
When: Pile driving will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and most weekends. The work will be ongoing for approximately six to seven weeks, ending in late February.
Closures: During weekend work, the segments of Buena Vista Street and Winona Avenue that pass under I-5 will be closed in both directions. Signed detours will be provided.
Impacts: Those who live or work near the construction area may notice noise and vibration during this operation. Noise and vibration levels will be measured and closely monitored.
Schedule Changes: The work schedule is subject to change due to operational factors and inclement weather.
Stay Informed: To get the latest information about pile driving and other work related to the I-5 Empire Project, visit I-5info.com. Submit your email address through the website to get notifications delivered automatically to your inbox. You can also call us on the toll-free I-5 Info Line at (855) 454-6335.