I-5 commuters in north Los Angeles County rejoice! The $100 million pavement rehabilitation project on I-5 between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County Line, a distance of 15.4 miles, is finally done … six months ahead of schedule.
The project involved replacing slabs in both directions, improving drainage, upgrading guardrail, adding post mile signage, widening inside shoulders, replacing broken approach and departure slabs, and repaving ramps.
Work began in April 2012, and finished ahead of schedule due to innovative lane closure strategies that allowed the contractor, Griffith/Coffman Joint Venture, to expedite the work while keeping a sufficient number of lanes open to maintain traffic flow.
The improvements enhance safety, provide a smoother ride for motorists, extend the life of the pavement, and reduce maintenance costs and closures.
This project is part of Caltrans’ ongoing I-5 corridor improvements, which include pavement rehabilitation, carpool lanes and connectors, truck lanes, grade separations, interchange improvements, and pedestrian overcrossings. More information is at My5LA.com.