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Caltrans Announces Closures For I-5 HOV Improvement Project

khts_caltransThe California Department of Transportation(Caltrans) plans to close the lanes, ramps and connectors listed below as part of a $140 million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV lane connector at the
I-5/SR-170 interchange.

Ramp closures will be staggered. Closures are subject to change. Detours will be signed.


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Golden State Freeway (I-5)

Monday, February 21, to Friday, February 24

  • Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between SR-170 and SR-118; 11 p.m.- 6 a.m.
  • Westbound Osborne Street on-ramp to northbound I-5; 9 p.m. - 6 a.m., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Terra Bella Street; 9 p.m.- 6 a.m., 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Van Nuys Boulevard; 9 p.m.- 6 a.m.; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Paxton Street; 9 p.m.- 6 a.m., 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between SR-118 and Osborne Street; 9 p.m.- 6 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 connector to southbound SR-170;  9 p.m.- 6 a.m.
  • Westbound Osborne Street on-ramp to southbound I-5;  9 p.m.- 6 a.m., 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Eastbound Osborne Street on-ramp to southbound I-5; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.,9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Eastbound Terra Bella Street on-ramp to southbound I-5; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Eastbound Van Nuys Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Westbound Paxton Street on-ramp to southbound I-5; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • All lanes of southbound I-5 between Osborne Street and Sheldon Street; 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Long-term on-ramp closures:

  • Eastbound Osborne Street to northbound I-5 (open September 2012)
  • Branford Street to southbound I-5 (open July 2012)

Long-term off-ramp closures:

  • Northbound I-5 to Osborne Street (open March 2012)
  • Southbound I-5 to eastbound/westbound Paxton Street (open March 2012)
  • Northbound I-5 to Sheldon Street (open March 2012)

Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) - Monday, February 21, to Friday, February 24

  • Northbound SR-170 connector to northbound I-5; 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Sheldon Street/Arleta Street on-ramp to southbound SR-170; 9 p.m.- 6 a.m., 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

About the Project

Caltrans is constructing an HOV lane in each direction on I-5 between the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) and SR-118, a distance of 6.8 miles (3.4 miles in each direction). The project is also widening four undercrossings, replacing sections of pavement, and building a direct HOV connector at the I-5/SR-170 interchange. A direct HOV connector allows for freeway-to-freeway transfers without exiting the carpool lane.

This project will alleviate congestion, encourage carpooling, improve air quality, and provide a smoother ride for motorists. The work is part of Caltrans’ effort to provide motorists with a seamless carpool lane network in California.

Work began in August 2010 and is on track for completion in late 2013. Caltrans thanks motorists for their patience and understanding during construction.

For more information, visit www.I-5info.com.