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Closures for I-5/SR-14 Direct HOV Connector Project

Posted: May 21, 2012 12:12 p.m.
Updated: May 21, 2012 12:12 p.m.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the lanes listed below as part of a $161 million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV lane connector at the I-5/SR-14 interchange. Closures are subject to change. Detours will be signed.

For the safety of the construction crew and motorists, please be attentive to closures, slow for the cone zone, and move over one lane where possible.

Lane closure information for this and other freeway projects is available on the Caltrans website:

Golden State Freeway (I-5)

Monday, May 21, through Friday, May 25

§ Northbound I-5 truck route collector road
TIME: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

§ Southbound I-5 between SR-14 and Balboa Boulevard
TIME: 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Note: Motorists will not have to exit the freeway.

§ Southbound I-5 truck route
TIME: 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14)

Monday, May 21, through Friday, May 25

§ Southbound SR-14 between Sierra Highway and I-5
TIME: 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.

About the Project

This project involves the construction of an elevated two-lane direct HOV connector at the I-5/SR-14 interchange and construction of HOV lanes in both directions of I-5 at the interchange. A direct HOV connector will allow for freeway-to-freeway transfers without exiting the carpool lane.

The project will relieve congestion, improve traffic flow, enhance safety and improve traffic operations on both freeways at the interchange. The work is part of Caltrans' effort to provide motorists with a seamless carpool lane network in California.

Work began in July 2008 and is on track to be completed in summer 2013.
Caltrans thanks the motoring public for their patience and understanding during construction.

To find out more about I-5 improvements currently underway, visit

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