Caltrans District 7 | I-5 Burbank Bridge Demolition Videos, Sunday, 4-26-2020
Caltrans District 7: I-5 Burbank Bridge Demolition Videos, Sunday, April 26, 2020.
The California Department of Transportation is closing Interstate 5 in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale for 36 hours from 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, to 2:00 a.m. Monday, April 27.
Caltrans will close all lanes in both directions to provide maximum safety for motorists and workers while crews demolish the Burbank Boulevard bridge over I-5 in Burbank.
All lanes of Northbound I-5 will be closed at State Route 134 (the Ventura Freeway) near Griffith Park and the Los Angeles Zoo. Southbound I-5 will be closed at State Route 170 (the Hollywood Freeway) in the Sun Valley area of Los Angeles.
Signs will direct drivers to other routes. Caltrans advises motorists to use other freeways and avoid I-5 (the Golden State Freeway) in the Burbank-Glendale area on April 25 and 26.
Crews will start closing I-5 on-ramps and freeway connectors at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, four hours before the full freeway closure. Ramps and freeway connectors will be open by 6:00 a.m. Monday, April 27, four hours after the full freeway closure ends. The schedule is subject to change for operational reasons.
The Burbank Boulevard bridge will be reconstructed as part of a Caltrans project which is adding I-5 carpool lanes in both directions. Also, Caltrans will realign the freeway at Burbank Boulevard to enhance safety. The new bridge will provide more lanes on Burbank Boulevard, bike lanes in both directions and a wide sidewalk. It is scheduled to open to traffic in 2021.
During the weekend closure, construction and maintenance crews will work at other locations on I-5 to take advantage of the traffic-free work zone for safety and efficiency. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, April 24, Southbound I-5 approaching Burbank Boulevard will be reduced to only one or two open lanes while crews construct pavement in the fast lane.
To minimize inconvenience to the public, crews will finish the demolition during this 36-hour closure with no additional shutdowns of I-5 scheduled. At this time, traffic is exceptionally light due to the COVID-19 “Stay at Home” order.
Information for motorists and travelers: