I-5 Progress Continues at Burbank Boulevard
Crews are constructing the new I-5 Burbank Boulevard Bridge and Interchange in Burbank, which is scheduled to open to traffic in late 2021 (the schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change). Current and recent construction activities include walls and columns for the bridge; concrete pavement for carpool (HOV, or High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes; the drainage system in the median of the freeway; retaining walls at the Southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard on-ramp and off-ramp; a concrete slab and concrete barrier to support a new sound wall along the southbound on-ramp; and other improvements.
Above: This view is looking west, and shows columns constructed for the new Burbank Boulevard Bridge. In the background is the western abutment (bridge wall) on the southbound side of I-5; and to the left of it, a retaining wall of precast panels is being constructed.
Above: This view is looking southeast, and shows the west side of the retaining walls and abutment (bridge wall) on the southbound side of I-5 at Burbank Boulevard.
Above: This view is looking north on the west side of the retaining walls and abutment (bridge wall) on the southbound side of I-5 at Burbank Boulevard. This view shows a variety of equipment as crews construct the bridge and interchange with new on- and off-ramps at Burbank Boulevard.
Above: This aerial view, looking south, shows the large dirt area (on the right side of the row of new bridge columns) where new southbound I-5 lanes will be constructed. The bridge columns will be in the median of the freeway’s new alignment. High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lanes will be constructed in both directions of I-5.
Above: New southbound lanes of I-5 under construction. The new southbound lanes (including southbound carpool lane) will be west of the new bridge columns. The columns will stand in the median of the freeway’s new alignment, which will be west of the existing alignment of the freeway. The new southbound lanes are expected to be open to traffic by early 2021, weather permitting.