POSTPONED! Northbound I-5 Shoring Operation – Open House to be Rescheduled

UPDATE: The northbound I-5 shoring operation has been moved to summer 2017. Consequently, the community open house has been postponed. The open house will be rescheduled several weeks before the operation begins. Date to come.


In summer 2017, Caltrans’ contractor will install metal plates and beams for shoring to construct the new I-5 Empire Avenue interchange in Burbank.

Operation Location: Northbound I-5 shoulder near the old San Fernando tunnel in Burbank.


➤ When: Summer 2017. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Setup work may begin earlier. This operation is expected to take about three weeks. If buried structures are encountered, the operation could take longer. We will provide updates on the website and in the weekly email advisory. Sign up at to begin receiving the weekly advisory.

➤ Why: This work is necessary to construct a new full interchange at Empire Avenue, which will improve traffic circulation on city streets and reduce congestion on I-5.

➤ What to Expect: Residents who live near I-5 may hear noise and feel some vibration. This is normal and expected for an operation of this nature. Staff from the Caltrans Noise and Vibration Unit will measure noise and vibration in the residential neighborhood near the construction zone during the operation to ensure that impacts fall within acceptable levels.

QUESTIONS? Come talk with us in person!

➤ Where: McCambridge Recreation Center, 1515 N Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank


➤ Format: This open house is an opportunity for you to talk one-on-one with members of the Caltrans construction team about the operation. City staff will also attend. There will be no formal presentation. Come anytime. Hope to see you there!

Can’t attend? No worries. You can call us with questions anytime on the I-5 Info Line at 855.454.6335, or email us at

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