Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The I-5 Empire Project in Six Minutes

The I-5 Empire Project in Burbank is one of the biggest freeway projects underway in Los Angeles County. 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.

It's a lot to wrap your head around, and to help city residents understand how it will all come together, the City of Burbank has produced an informative video that clearly and concisely explains the project in just six minutes. 

The video, by Los Angeles-area Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Musurlian, first aired as the cover story of the City of Burbank's Golden Mike-winning magazine program called "Burbank on Demand" on the city's government access outlet, The Burbank Channel. Check it out below. 

Photo above shows the beginnings of the new Empire Avenue interchange.