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Interstate 5 lane closures, pavement improvement project

Posted: May 3, 2013 7:05 p.m.
Updated: May 3, 2013 7:05 p.m.

Gorman — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the lanes, ramps and connectors listed below as part of a $100.1 million pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. Closures are subject to change.

Closures for this project had been suspended for the winter and have recently begun again. Motorists should expect regular closures at multiple locations in the project area through November 2013.

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.

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

Closure Dates: Sunday, April 28, through Friday, May 3

Northbound I-5

One lane of northbound I-5 between Vista Del Lago Rd. and the Kern County line may be closed at any time.

Smokey Bear Road off-ramp

TIME: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Smokey Bear Road on-ramp

TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Southbound I-5

One lane of southbound I-5 between the Kern County line and Vista Del Lago Road may be closed at any time.

Smokey Bear Road off-ramp and on-ramp

TIME: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

About the Project

This project will replace slabs in both directions of I-5 between the Vista Del Lago Road overcrossing and the Kern County Line, a distance of 15.4 miles.

The two outside lanes and outside shoulder will be completely replaced, and damaged pavement slabs will be replaced in the inside lanes. Additionally, the project will update drainage features, upgrade the wooden guardrail posts to metal, add post mile signage, widen the inside shoulders, replace broken approach and departure slabs, and repave ramps.

This $100.1 million project, which will be completed in mid-2015, will extend the life of the pavement, reduce maintenance costs and closures, and provide a smoother ride for motorists. The contractor is Griffith/Coffman Joint Venture of Brea, Calif.

Most of the construction will be completed at night to minimize inconvenience to motorists, though there will be some work during the day.

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