News to Use: I-5 Lane Closures December 7-11


Lebec – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with Security Paving Company continuing a pavement rehabilitation project on northbound Interstate 5 in Kern County near the Los Angeles County line to the Grapevine Creek Bridge.

Lane closures are necessary to safely reconstruct and replace deteriorated concrete panels on the northbound Interstate 5 outside travel lane and to grind and resurface the three adjacent lanes with rubberized asphalt on the 10-mile segment of I-5.

LANE CLOSURES Week of December 7 – December 11:
· December 7th – December 11th from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – a moving closure to re-stripe two northbound travel lanes at a time for two-mile lengths within a 10-mile segment of Interstate 5 from the Fraizer Mountain Park Road to the Grapevine undercrossing.
· The northbound Fraizer Mountain Road, Lebec Road, Fort Tejon freeway on/off ramps will close for up to two hours for pavement re-striping. No two consecutive ramps will close simultaneously.

The $15.5 million pavement rehabilitation project is anticipated to be complete in late December 2009.

Motorists will be alerted to freeway lane closures via construction signs and electronic message boards along Interstate 5.

Caltrans thanks the motoring public for their patience as we work to upgrade this segment of the freeway system. Motorists are reminded to allow additional travel time and drive with extra care through construction areas. Please slow the for cone zone.

This is part of the December 04, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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