Closures announced for 5 Freeway construction

Motorists can expect another round of closures this week on the Golden State (5) Freeway as Caltrans continues to work on the $355 million Empire interchange construction project.

Through Friday, workers will remove concrete pavement and vegetation on the southbound 5 freeway, as well as relocate utilities, state transportation officials said.

The following closures will take place:

  • Up to three lanes in both directions of the 5 freeway between Olive Avenue and Hollywood Way from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Buena Vista Street on-ramp and off-ramp in both directions from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Northbound Burbank Boulevard (westbound/eastbound) off-ramp from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • The northbound Burbank Boulevard on-ramp will be closed permanently through the fall of 2016 starting Tuesday
  • Southbound Burbank Boulevard (westbound/eastbound) on-ramp and off-ramp from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Northbound Scott Road on-ramp from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • The northbound Walnut Avenue on-ramp is also closed permanently
  • The southbound Scott Road off-ramp and the southbound Victory Boulevard/Lincoln Street on-ramp are closed permanently and will be integrated into the new Empire interchange, slated to open mid-2016
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