Caltrans Warns Of Holiday Traffic
I-5 repairs could slow drivers down.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) advises motorists planning to travel on the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5) in north Los Angeles County to plan ahead and leave early to avoid Memorial Day holiday-related heavy traffic due to an ongoing lane closure on northbound I-5 at Templin Highway, (approximately five miles north of Castaic).
The lane closure is due to storm-related slope stabilization and roadway repairs.
Heavy traffic is expected from Wednesday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 27.
Three northbound lanes and all (4) southbound lanes will remain open to motorists.
Motorists are also reminded that traffic fines are doubled in freeway work zones.
For road conditions in California (excluding unforeseen traffic incidents) you can call the Caltrans Highway Information Number at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). By speaking the number of the route desired or using a touch-tone telephone and entering the highway/route number of interest, callers can get up-do-date road conditions on any highway in California.
Of course, updated traffic information can also be found by tuning into KHTS AM 1220 or hometownstation.com.