Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pile Driving for New Elevated Railroad Tracks in Burbank Begins This Weekend


On September 8, the new temporary railroad tracks (aka shoofly) in Burbank began operation. These tracks will be in use while the new elevated tracks are constructed, which will take about a year. Work is already underway on the elevated tracks, and construction will really ramp up this weekend when the Buena Vista pile driving operation begins. Details:

WHERE AND WHEN: The work will take place near the intersection of Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard. Signed detours will be provided. The I-5 on- and off-ramps will remain OPEN. During work hours, Buena Vista Street northbound and southbound will be closed as follows:
+ September 19 – October 4, 2015
Northbound and southbound Buena Vista Street from Winona Avenue to San Fernando Boulevard will be fully closed on weekends from Saturday mornings at 6 a.m. to Sunday evenings at 8 p.m.

+ September 21 – October 16, 2015
One lane of northbound Buena Vista Street from San Fernando Boulevard to Winona Avenue will be closed on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flaggers will direct motorists.
IMPACTS: You may notice noise and vibration during this operation, particularly if you live or work near the area. 

SCHEDULE CHANGES: The work schedule is subject to change due to operational factors and inclement weather.

MORE INFORMATION: View the construction notice in English and Spanish HERE.

STAY INFORMED: To receive information about work related to the I-5 Empire Project, visit My5LA. 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.