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Closure of Burbank Blvd. at I-5 Starts Saturday, March 28 Burbank Blvd. Bridge over I-5 Will Be Replaced by a New Bridge Opening in 2021

Date:         March 24, 2020
District:    7/Los Angeles and Ventura counties
Phone:      (213) 897-9372

BURBANK — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans a long-term closure of Burbank Boulevard at Interstate 5 in Burbank starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020. Detours will be provided. The schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change.

Burbank Boulevard will be closed between San Fernando Boulevard and Front Street for approximately 14 to 16 months as crews demolish the Burbank Boulevard bridge over I-5 (the Golden State Freeway) and construct a new bridge which will open to traffic in 2021.

The construction is part of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lanes project on I-5.

On April 25 to April 27 for demolition of the Burbank Boulevard bridge, Caltrans will close all lanes of I-5 in Burbank, Glendale and the Sun Valley area of Los Angeles for 36 hours.

Starting at 2 p.m. April 25 and continuing until 2 a.m. April 27, all northbound lanes of I-5 will be closed to traffic at State Route 134 (the Ventura Freeway) and all southbound lanes of I-5 will be closed to traffic at State Route 170 (the Hollywood Freeway).

On April 25-27, drivers are strongly advised to use other freeway routes to avoid traveling on I-5 in the Burbank-Los Angeles area. All dates and times are subject to change.

During the long-term closure of Burbank Boulevard at I-5, detours will be provided. Nine other freeway crossings, including five freeway interchanges, will remain open to serve Burbank. Also, the northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound Burbank Boulevard will remain open except for a limited number of 55-hour closures.

Information about detours and construction updates are online at and on Twitter at @My5LA or, for those without a Twitter account, at

Published on: March 24, 2020
10:20 AM