CLOSURES FOR I-5/SR-14 DIRECT HOV CONNECTOR PROJECT
Sylmar/North San Fernando Valley — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes, ramps, and connectors of the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14), the Foothill Freeway (I-210) and the Golden State Freeway (I-5) as part of a $161-million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV lane connector at the I-5/SR-14 interchange. Closures are subject to change.
There will be NO CLOSURES during the Presidents Day Holiday. The holiday period is 5 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, through midnight on Sunday, Feb. 14.
Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) Closures Sunday, February 7, through Friday, February 12
•TIME: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Up to three lanes of the Southbound SR-14 Connector to Southbound I-5
Foothill Freeway (I-210) Closures Sunday, February 7, through Friday, February 12
•TIME: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Up to two lanes of the Westbound I-210 Connector to Northbound I-5
Golden State Freeway (I-5) Closures Sunday, February 7, through Friday, February 12
•TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Southbound I-5 Balboa Boulevard Off-Ramp
• TIME: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.One lane of Northbound I-5 from Balboa Boulevard to SR-14
•TIME: 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Up to two lanes of the Northbound Truck Route Collector Road
•TIME: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Up to three lanes of the Northbound I-5 Connector to Northbound SR-14
•TIME: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Up to two lanes of Southbound I-5 from SR-14 to Balboa Boulevard
•TIME: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Up to two lanes of Southbound I-5 from Weldon Canyon to SR-14
•TIME: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Up to two lanes of the Southbound Truck Route Collector Road
This project involves the construction of an elevated two-lane direct HOV connector at the I-5/SR-14 interchange and construction of HOV lanes in both directions of I-5 at the interchange. A direct HOV connector will allow for freeway-to-freeway transfers without exiting the carpool lane.
The project will relieve congestion, improve traffic flow, enhance safety and improve traffic operations on both freeways at the interchange. The work is part of Caltrans’ effort to provide motorists with a seamless carpool lane network in California.
Work began in July 2008 and is on track to wrap up in the fall of 2012. Caltrans thanks the motoring public for their patience and understanding during construction.
For more information, check out the project web page:
This is part of the January 23, 2015 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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