Burbank News


I-5 Closed at Night in Burbank from Tuesday to Saturday (July 6-10) for Bridge Construction


Date:         July 1, 2021

District:    7/Los Angeles and Ventura counties


Phone:      (213) 500-5840 or (213) 897-9372



BURBANK — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close all lanes on Interstate 5 in Burbank on four nights for bridge construction, starting with full closure of Northbound I-5 on two nights, followed by full closure of Southbound I-5 the next two nights.


All lanes on Northbound I-5 will be closed from Magnolia Blvd to Burbank Blvd as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 6, at 11:59 p.m. to Wednesday, July 7, at 4 a.m., and

  • Wednesday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m. to Thursday, July 8, at 4 a.m.


All lanes on Southbound I-5 will be closed from Empire Avenue to Burbank Blvd as follows:

  • Thursday, July 8, at 11 p.m. to Friday, July 9, at 5 a.m., and

  • Friday, July 9, at 11:30 p.m. to Saturday, July 10, at 6 a.m. (if needed).

*** SPECIAL UPDATE 7/21/21 ***

All lanes on Northbound I-5 were closed last night/this morning (Tuesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 7) and the bridge work on the Northbound side was completed ahead of schedule. Therefore, the closure tonight (Wednesday night/Thursday morning) will be on Southbound I-5, not on Northbound I-5 as previously announced.



If needed, there will be a second night's closure on Southbound I-5 tomorrow night (Thursday night/Friday morning). Please see details below.

Detours will be posted. Drivers are advised to use I-405 (the San Diego Freeway) as the best alternate route to avoid delays. One or two lanes on I-5 may be closed starting at 9 p.m. each night.


Some I-5 on- and off-ramps also will be closed, starting at 9 p.m. each night and reopening by 6 a.m. the next morning. Detours will be posted.


The schedule is subject to change due to weather or operational reasons. Times and locations of closures are subject to change. Caltrans will announce updates on the project’s website, and on Twitter at @My5LA.


During the closures, crews will continue construction of the I-5 Burbank Boulevard Bridge, which is part of the I-5 HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool lanes) project by Caltrans, Metro (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority) and the city of Burbank. The I-5 Burbank Boulevard Bridge is scheduled to open for traffic this year. The I-5 carpool lanes at this location are scheduled to open in early 2022.

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Published on: July 01, 2021
03:09 PM