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Caltrans Announces Construction Closures On I-5, SR 170

khts_caltransCaltrans plans to close the lanes, ramps and connectors listed below as part of a $140 million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (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.

Golden State Freeway (I-5)

Sunday, March 11, to Friday, March 16

  • Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between SR-170 and SR-118; from 11 p.m.- 6 a.m.
  • Northbound I-5 connector to eastbound/westbound SR-118 from 1 - 5 a.m.
  • Westbound Osborne Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Terra Bella Street from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Paxton Street from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between SR-118 and Osborne Street from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 connector to southbound SR-170 from 11 p.m.- 6 a.m.
  • Westbound Osborne Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Eastbound Osborne Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.Southbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound/westbound Osborne Street from 9 a.m .- 3 p.m.
  • Eastbound Terra Bella Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Eastbound Van Nuys Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.     Westbound Paxton Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Long-term on-ramp closures:

  • Eastbound Sheldon Street to northbound I-5 (opens May 2012)
  • Eastbound Osborne Street to northbound I-5 (opens October 2012)
  • Westbound Van Nuys Boulevard to southbound I-5 (opens May 2012)
  • Branford Street to southbound I-5 (opens August 2012)

Long-term off-ramp closures:

  • Northbound I-5 to Osborne Street (opens April 2012)
  • Northbound I-5 to Sheldon Street (opens April 2012)
  • Northbound I-5 to westbound Van Nuys Boulevard (opens May 2012)
  • Southbound I-5 to eastbound/westbound Paxton Street (opens May 2012)
  • Northbound SR-170 to northbound Sheldon Street (opens October 2012)

Hollywood Freeway (SR-170)

Sunday, March 11, to Friday, March 16

  • Northbound SR-170 from Roscoe Boulevard to I-5 from 1 - 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound/westbound on-ramp to northbound SR-170 from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Sheldon Street/Arleta Street on-ramp to southbound SR-170 from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. and 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.