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Lanes Reduced on Southbound I-5 in Burbank from 10 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Monday for Construction

Drivers Are Advised to Use Other Southbound Routes to Avoid Traffic Delays

Post Date:01/24/2020 1:57 PM


Date:         January 24, 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. today (Friday, Jan. 24) to 5 a.m. Monday (Jan. 27) due to pavement construction.

Drivers are advised to use alternative routes to avoid expected congestion and delays 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 Burbank Boulevard and Verdugo Avenue during the entire weekend, and 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.

Planned closures of lanes and ramps in this area of southbound I-5 are scheduled again on 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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