Lane and ramp closures will continue this weekend on the Ventura Freeway in Woodland Hills, with only one lane remaining open in each direction from about Canoga Avenue to Fallbrook Avenue between 9 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.
State Department of Transportation officials are strongly advising motorists to avoid the Ventura Freeway during that time or use the alternate routes designated by Caltrans to bypass the construction zone.
In addition to the lane closures, the following off- and on-ramps will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday:
Westbound Topanga Canyon off-ramps to northbound and southbound Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
Westbound Shoup Avenue off-ramp.
Eastbound Ventura Boulevard on-ramp.
Although there may be work in progress, no freeway lanes will be closed Easter Sunday.
During the weekend construction period, westbound freeway motorists are being advised by Caltrans to exit at De Soto or Canoga avenues and go west on Ventura Boulevard to the Long Valley Road on-ramp to rejoin the freeway.
Eastbound motorists should exit at the Ventura Boulevard/Warner Center off-ramp (formerly the Parkway Calabasas off-ramp), cross over the freeway, go east on the designated local route that leads to Ventura Boulevard and re-enter at De Soto.
In addition to the above closures, the following off- and on-ramps will be closed for the next 3 1/2 months:
Westbound Topanga Canyon on-ramp.
Westbound Valley Circle Boulevard off-ramp.
Westbound Parkway Calabasas off-ramp.
Eastbound Valley Circle Boulevard/Mulholland Drive off-ramp.
Eastbound Fallbrook Avenue off-ramp.
The eastbound Mulholland Drive on-ramp is closed until April 1.
The closures are part of the Ventura Improvement Project, Caltrans’ initial 16-month expansion and rehabilitation of the Ventura Freeway from Calabasas to the Hollywood Freeway.