Red Line Work to Force Road Closures

In what is the first of six consecutive weekend road closures, a section of Lankershim Boulevard was shut down Friday night and will not reopen until early Monday, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority official said.

The closures are part of an MTA effort to restore the boulevard while continuing construction of the Metro Red Line station in North Hollywood.

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, the street will be closed to traffic from Burbank Boulevard on the north and Chandler Boulevard on the south until 5:30 a.m. Mondays, the official said.

Street traffic will be rerouted to Tujunga Avenue, Magnolia Boulevard and Chandler Boulevard.

Local traffic will be allowed access to businesses on Lankershim Boulevard between Magnolia and Chandler boulevards on the south and between Burbank Boulevard and Killion Street on the north.

Workers will be removing concrete deck panels and steel beams this weekend and eventually repaving and restoring portions of the road.

MTA officials said they are providing signs to direct traffic and pedestrians, and posting "business open" signs for businesses that are affected.

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