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Closures Planned For I-5 Improvements North And South Of Santa Clarita

Several California Department of Transportation projects will be affecting traffic patterns this summer and into the fall, adding new lanes and repaving existing lanes along both directions of Interstate 5.

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Caltrans is currently in the process of rehabilitating several lanes and shoulders on the northbound and southbound I-5 between Vista Del Lago Road in Lebec and the Kern County Line, a distance of 15.4 miles.

The Gorman Road on-ramp to the northbound I-5 was closed on May 28 and will remain closed until Monday, June 17. Motorists can access the freeway at Frazier Mountain Park Road instead.

The Gorman off-ramp will also close starting this Friday until Friday, July 14. Motorists can exit the freeway at Frazier Mountain Park Road or Quail Lake Road.

In addition, the two rightmost lanes of the northbound I-5 between Vista Del Lago and Kern County  will be closed until November, as part of this $100.1 million project.

To help handle traffic volume, the inside lane of the southbound I-5 will become a northbound bypass lane, with concrete barriers dividing the two freeways.

The improvement project is expected to be completed in mid 2015.

South of the Santa Clarita Valley, Caltrans is constructing a carpool lane between State Route 118 and State Route 170 on the southbound I-5.

On June 8, from 11 p.m. until 9 a.m. the following morning, the southbound I-5 will be closed between the SR-170 interchange and Sheldon Street.

The Terra Bella Street and Osborne Street on-ramps and the SR118 connectors will also be closed.

For more information about road closures and improvement projects, go to or call the toll-free I-5 hotline at 855-454-6335.

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Closures Planned For I-5 Improvements North And South Of Santa Clarita

Article: Closures Planned For I-5 Improvements North And South Of Santa Clarita
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Allison Pari