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Posted: August 13, 2012 11:40 a.m.
Updated: August 13, 2012 11:40 a.m.
 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the lanes listed below as part of a $72 million project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). Ramp closures will be staggered.

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: http://www.lcswebreports.dot.ca.gov/lcswebreports/

Golden State Freeway (I-5) Closures

Closure dates: Monday, August 13, to Saturday, August 18

§ Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 between the end of the existing

truck lane and Lyons Ave.

TIME: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Note: At least one lane will be open at all times. The most

restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between

1 a.m. and 4 a.m.

§ Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between Lyons Ave. and the end of

the existing truck lane

TIME: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Note: At least one lane will be open at all times. The most

restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between

midnight and 4 a.m.

About the Project

The project is adding a truck lane to the outside of I-5 in both directions by paving the median area and outside shoulder, and shifting the mixed-flow lanes inward. Median retaining walls and two short sections of outside retaining walls will be built to acommodate this widening. The southbound truck lane will extend from Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue to SR-14 (3.7 miles), while the northbound lane will run from SR-14 to Gavin Canyon (1.4 miles).

This project will ease traffic delays, improve goods movement, absorb traffic growth due to population increase (both residential and commercial), and enhance safety by separating truck traffic from passenger vehicles.

Construction began in May 2012 and will be completed in early 2014.

For more information, visit www.I-5info.com.

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