I-5 Construction Advisory – SR-134 to Buena Vista Street, July 15-22, 2016

Empire Avenue will be closed between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place for three months for bridge construction beginning July 21, 2016. Click here for more information.

Construction activities and closures listed below are subject to change. Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

Illegal dumping is a crime. Violators will be prosecuted. If you notice illegal dumping at a construction site, get the license plate number and call 911.

➤ CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES for July 15-22, 2016

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Metal Soundwall Installation: Southbound I-5 over the Los Angeles River. Crews will install flashing.

Mulch Placement: Near the northbound I-5 Alameda Avenue ramps and southbound I-5 Verdugo Avenue.

K-Rail Removal: Northbound and southbound I-5 between SR-134 and Magnolia Boulevard. This work will occur July 21-22.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street/

Empire I-5 Undercrossing: Drill CIDH (cast-in-drilled-holes / support structure) piles.

Buena Vista Street Bridge (Winona Bridge): Form backwalls and center span. Strip falsework near Winona Avenue and Buena Vista Street.

Empire Avenue Railroad Underpass: Backfill retaining walls and erect steel bridge.

Empire Avenue: Install water lines. Remove shoring and layout work on retaining walls.

Northbound I-5 San Fernando Boulevard On-Ramp: Retaining wall work.

Buena Vista Railroad Underpass: Erect steel bridge.

Pump House: Form and pour walls and deck; waterproof and backfill lower walls.

Victory Place Undercrossing: Erect falsework, form soffit and stems (support structures), and backfill walls.

➤ CLOSURES for July 15-22, 2016

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

+ Through mid-2017 there will be intermittent daytime bike path closures between Riverside Drive and just south of the SR-134 overcrossing in the City of Los Angeles. When the path is closed, a signed detour will direct users to Zoo Drive and Western Heritage Way. See map here.

+ Up to two lanes will be closed on northbound and southbound I-5 between SR-134 and Magnolia Boulevard from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., July 21-22. Intermittent ramp closures may occur in this area as well. Consecutive ramps will NOT be closed.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Empire Avenue and Victory Place intersection, July 18-20: The lane configuration has changed. Motorists should be attentive to flaggers, slow down, and use caution to navigate the tight right turn from Empire Avenue to Victory Place.

Full closure of Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place beginning July 21. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., primarily Monday through Friday. A detour will be provided. Visit My5LA.com or follow @My5LA on Twitter for schedule updates. Click here for more information.

+ Intermittent nighttime lanes closures on southbound I-5 between Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard.

Intermittent nighttime ramp closures at southbound Buena Vista Street off-ramp and southbound Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.

+ Buena Vista Street closures between Winona Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard:

  • Night closures: Full closure the nights of July 20 and 21, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Intermittent closures on other nights.
  • Day closures: Intermittent lane closures in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The street will remain open to motorists.

Winona Avenue will be closed between Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard the nights of July 20 and 21, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Click HERE to see these closures on an interactive map.


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