Monday, September 12, 2016

Providencia Bridge Girder Erection Now Underway



WHAT’S HAPPENING: Through late October, Caltrans’ contractor will be erecting and bolting 110-foot girders to the Providencia Avenue bridge in Burbank as part of a project that is widening I-5 between SR-134 and Magnolia Boulevard to accommodate new carpool lanes. This work will require nighttime I-5 lane closures and full closures of Flower Street.

Work dates and times: The work will occur at night, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, starting September 12 through late October 2016.

Closures: Closures will be needed on I-5, Flower Street, and a short segment of Providencia Avenue (see map on reverse), as follows:

  • I-5: Starting September 12 through late October, up to three lanes of I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Burbank Boulevard and Western Avenue. Both directions will be impacted, but—with the exception of a few nights—not at the same time. At times, it will be necessary to also close the following ramps at night: southbound I-5 Verdugo Avenue on-ramp, southbound I-5 Alameda off-ramp, northbound I-5 Alameda on-ramp. Details will be provided at My5LA.com. Sign up there to have updates delivered to your inbox.
  • Flower Street: September 19-30, Flower Street will be closed between Verdugo Avenue and Alameda Avenue from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. When Flower Street is not fully closed, it may be necessary to close some lanes. Please watch for flaggers. Access for businesses located within the closure limits will be maintained at all times.
  • Providencia Avenue: Providencia Avenue will be closed between Flower Street and Varney Street when Flower Street is closed. 
Detours: No detour will be needed for the I-5 lane closures. For the Flower Street closure, Victory Boulevard or Lake Street is the alternate route. For the Providencia Avenue closure, Verdugo Avenue is the alternate route (see map on reverse).

Parking restrictions: Parking on Flower Street in the work zone will be prohibited at all times. Please be attentive to signs. 

Other impacts: There will be some construction noise, minimal vibration and dust, and lighting to illuminate the work area. Noise/vibration will not exceed levels permitted by federal, state and local regulations.

More information: Get updates on all project closures—visit My5LA.com and submit your email address to get the latest info. Questions? Call the toll-free I-5 Info Line at (855) 454-6335 or send an email to My5LA@dot.ca.gov. Construction and closure schedules are subject to change.