BURBANK BOULEVARD CLOSING AT I-5 BRIDGE FOR DEMOLITION AND RECONSTRUCTION
Closure of Burbank Boulevard (NOT I-5 FREEWAY CLOSURE) begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020, weather permitting and subject to change.
Starting on Saturday, March 28, 2020, Burbank Boulevard will be closed to all traffic between San Fernando Boulevard and Front Street as crews begin the process of demolishing and reconstructing the Burbank Boulevard Bridge over Interstate 5. This closure is expected to last about 14 to 16 months, weather permitting. ** PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A REVISED DATE. THE CLOSURE WAS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED ON MARCH 14 AND IS DELAYED TWO WEEKS DUE TO RAIN. THE NEW DATE IS MARCH 28, WEATHER PERMITTING.
During demolition of the bridge, I-5 will be closed to all traffic in both directions from 3 p.m. April 25 to 3 a.m. April 27.
During the 14-to-16-month-long process of bridge demolition and reconstruction, Burbank Boulevard at I-5 will be closed at all times to all traffic: vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle. The northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound Burbank Boulevard will remain open to traffic except during several closures, each lasting up to 55 hours.
Nine (9) freeway crossings are open and accessible:
1. Hollywood Way
2. Cohasset Street
3. Buena Vista Street
4. Empire Avenue
5. Magnolia Boulevard
6. Olive Avenue
7. Verdugo Avenue
8. Flower Street
9. Alameda Avenue
Five (5) freeway interchanges are open and accessible:
1. Hollywood Way
2. Buena Vista Street
3. Empire Avenue
4. Verdugo Avenue
5. Alameda Avenue
The northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound Burbank Boulevard will remain open except for a few 55-hour weekend closures. (The northbound I-5 off-ramp to westbound Burbank Boulevard, the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Burbank Boulevard, and the westbound Burbank Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5 were closed in October 2019.)
ABOUT THE NEW BURBANK BOULEVARD BRIDGE
The new bridge overcrossing will be lengthened to accommodate the new I-5 carpool lanes, and the on-ramps and off-ramps will be reconfigured. In addition, the bridge will be widened to accommodate more street lanes, bike lanes in both directions and a wider sidewalk.
The schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change.
Download the flyer: I5_BurbankBridgeClosure_Notice.pdf