Monday, January 26, 2015

Project Update: I-5 Improvements Between SR-170 and SR-118 are Nearing Completion

http://i-5info.com/2015/01/26/project-update-sr-118-to-sr-170-hov-improvements-on-track-for-april-completion/

We’re so close to finishing! The new I-5 carpool lane project between SR-118 and SR-170 is almost done! The contractor is on track to complete both the carpool lane and the carpool lane connector between I-5 and SR-170 in April 2015. (The carpool lane connector will allow carpoolers to travel directly from one freeway to another without leaving the carpool lane.)

And here’s a bonus! The carpool lanes south of this project, between SR-170 and Buena Vista Street, will open at the same time, creating a new continuous eight-mile stretch of carpool lanes. These improvements will:

       > Enhance safety
       > Improve traffic flow
       > Relieve congestion
       > Encourage ride-sharing
       > Reduce weaving and merging

What still needs to be done: In the next few months, work will include: median barriers, pavement grinding, slope paving, metal beam guardrail installation, outside shoulder work on southbound I-5, irrigation and landscaping, striping, signage installation and dyke construction.

What to expect through April 2015: While we finalize the improvements, you can expect temporary lane and ramp closures and a small number of full freeway closures (one direction only) for overhead signage work late at night when traffic volumes are
low. The southbound I-5 Branford Street on-ramp will reopen in April 2015.

Stay informed: Information about closures and project updates will be provided in Caltrans’ weekly motorist advisory and posted on I-5info.com. To receive the weekly advisory in your inbox, visit I-5info.com and submit your email address. You can also call the toll-free I-5 Info Line at (855) 454-6335. More information about the project is here.

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