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Caltrans to Reduce Lanes on Southbound I-5 this Weekend

Post Date:01/08/2020 3:35 PM


Date:         January 8, 2020

District:    7/Los Angeles and Ventura counties


Phone:      (213) 897-9372


BURBANK — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) advises motorists that the southbound side of Interstate 5 in Burbank will have only one or two lanes open for traffic from 10 p.m. Friday (Jan. 10) to 5 a.m. Monday (Jan. 13) because of pavement construction.

Drivers are advised to use alternative routes to avoid delays due to congestion on southbound I-5 this weekend. A recommended detour is south on State Route 170 (Hollywood Freeway), then east on State Route 134 (Ventura Freeway) to rejoin I-5 south of the construction zone.

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes between Magnolia Boulevard and Verdugo Avenue during the entire weekend, and the same area will be reduced to only one lane on Saturday from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., and again on Monday from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m.

All southbound lanes will open by 5 a.m. Monday. Northbound lanes will not be closed.

Southbound I-5 on-ramps at Empire Avenue, Burbank Boulevard and Verdugo Avenue/Front Street also will be closed this weekend. Detours are provided.

Lane and ramp closures on southbound I-5 are scheduled to be repeated on the weekends of Jan. 24-27, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, Feb. 7-10 and Feb. 21-24. The schedule is weather-permitting and all dates and times are subject to change.

Detours and other details are online at and on Twitter at @My5LA or, for those without a Twitter account, at


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