Friday, February 13, 2015

I-5 Empire Project Update: Buena Vista Pile Driving

The I-5 Empire Project in Burbank is one of the biggest projects underway on I-5. Now nine months into construction, the $355 million project will construct carpool lanes between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, widen the overcrossings at Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, build a new undercrossing and interchange at Empire Avenue, elevate the railroad tracks, and cap the Burbank Western Channel.

On January 12, crews began pile driving for the widening of the Buena Vista Street overcrossing, which will soon need to support new carpool lanes. What exactly is pile driving and why is it necessary? The video below explains all! 

More information about the operation, which will continue through late February, is here. A detailed schedule is here