Friday, February 26, 2016

Ventura Freeway (US 101) Pavement Project in San Fernando Valley

A traffic jam on a LA freeway at midnight?!  Yes, it is possible, but really (really), Caltrans has a reason for the late night lane closures.

Caltrans will reduce lanes and close ramps on northbound US 101 to install new pre-cast concrete slabs and install new guardrail, Friday, February 26 to Sunday, February 28.  Motorists should expect delays and consider alternate routes.

Closures:
Friday, Feb. 26 into Saturday, Feb. 27
Midnight to 7 a.m. - Up to two lanes closed from Tujunga Boulevard to Cold Water Canyon.  Both on-ramps will be closed.
8 p.m. to noon - Up to three lanes closed from Valley Circle Boulevard to Las Virgenes Road.

Saturday, Feb. 27 into Sunday, Feb. 28
Midnight to 9 a.m. - Up to two lanes closed from Laurel Canyon Boulevard on-ramp to Woodman Avenue off-ramp.
9 p.m. to 10 a.m. – Up to three lanes closed from Valley Circle Boulevard on-ramp to Las Virgenes Road off-ramp.
Removing damaged and old concrete.
The pavement on north- and southbound US 101, connectors, and ramps will be rehabilitated by using rubberized hot mix asphalt, Portland concrete cement, and pre-cast concrete slabs.  The existing metal beam guardrail (metal and wood barriers) will also be replaced to enhance safety.  
Installing new pre-cast slab

This $62 million contract was awarded to Myers and Sons Construction, LP of Sacramento, California.  The project is funded by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP).  The project is expected to finish in fall 2016.  
Remember to Be Work Zone Alert.  The CHP will be on duty.