I-5 EMPIRE PROJECT
Construction on Buena Vista Street between San Fernando Blvd and Winona Avenue
Beginning June 2019
- Crews will remove the existing pavement in the southbound lanes of Buena Vista Street and construct new pavement for the southbound lanes. and
- Crews will install a new asphalt surface on all lanes of Buena Vista Street in both directions, including the intersection at San Fernando Boulevard.
WHERE AND WHEN:
- From 9 p.m. Sunday, June 9, to 9 p.m. Friday, June 14, Buena Vista Street will be reduced to ONE LANE in each direction.
- Starting 9 p.m. Friday, June 14, all lanes of Buena Vista Street will be CLOSED in both directions for a 55 hour period, until 6 a.m. Monday, June 17. At the time, all lanes will be open for traffic on Buean Vista Street.
The schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The Buena Vista Street intersections at Winona Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard will be severely congested at times. Traffic backups could extend to northbound and southbound I-5. Please pay close attention to changing traffic patterns and use alternative routes when possible.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
This construction is part of the Empire Project, a series of improvements to I-5 in Burbank between Magnolia Boulebard and Buena Vista Street, including carpool lanes, elevated railroad tracks for safety, reconfigured freeway ramps, a new interchange at Empire Avenue, widening of the Burbank Boulevard Bridge, and more.