Caltrans issues warning for I-5 through the Grapevine.
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 4th of July holiday-related heavy traffic.
Delays could be met, resulting from an ongoing lane closure on northbound I-5 at Templin Highway, approximately five miles north of Castaic.
The lane closure is due to ongoing storm-related slope stabilization and roadway repairs.
Heavy traffic is expected from Thursday, July 3 through Monday, July 7.
Three northbound lanes and all (4) southbound lanes 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. Motorists are also encouraged to tune into AM 1220 KHTS for up to-the-minute freeway reports before starting out on trips.