TRAFFIC NEWS: I-5 Closures and Detours at Laval Road Set for April 13-15

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (April 8, 2009 at 3 p.m.)—The following advisory was issued by CalTrans regarding planned closures and detours at Laval Road on Interstate 5.

I-5 AT WHEELER RIDGE INTERCHANGE CONSTRUCTION PROMPTS FULL DIRECTIONAL NIGHTTIME FREEWAY CLOSURE

WHO:KERN COUNTY ROADS DEPARTMENT, IN COOPERATION WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CALTRANS)

WHAT:TO COMPLETE FALSEWORK IN PREPARATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW OVERPASS, A FULL SOUTHBOUND DIRECTIONAL FREEWAY CLOSURE OF INTERSTATE 5 AT LAVAL ROAD/WHEELER RIDGE IS NEEDED AS WELL AS SOUTHBOUND AND NORTHBOUND LAVAL ROAD LOOP RAMP CLOSURES: EXIT 219A AND 219B, AND LANE CLOSURES.

WHEN:SOUTHBOUND I-5 CLOSURE: MONDAY, APRIL 13, TO TUESDAY, APRIL 14, FROM 11 P.M. TO 4 A.M.

SOUTHBOUND LAVAL ROAD EXIT 219A LOOP RAMP, AND NORTHBOUND EXIT 219B LOOP RAMP, MONDAY APRIL 13 TO TUESDAY, APRIL 14 FROM 11 P.M. TO 4 A.M.

NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND NUMBER 1 (FAST LANE) CLOSURES: MONDAY, APRIL 13, TUESDAY, APRIL 14, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 AND THURSDAY, APRIL 16 TO FRIDAY MORNING APRIL, 17 FROM 9 P.M. TO 8 A.M. AS NEEDED (WEATHER PERMITTING).

DETOUR:TRAFFIC WILL BE REDUCED FROM (3) LANES TO (1) LANE AT THE NORTHBOUND WHEELER RIDGE INTERCHANGE (EXIT 219B) WHERE FLAGGERS WILL REDIRECT TRAFFIC BACK ONTO INTERSTATE 5 AT LAVAL ROAD. (PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DETOUR MAP)

Griffith Construction Company began the $6.3 million project in September 2008 and anticipates completion by late summer 2009. The project will construct a new bridge at the Interstate 5 Wheeler Ridge Road Interchange, modify the existing northbound and westbound Laval Road off-ramps and signalize the intersection at Laval Road East at Wheeler Ridge Road.

Kern County Roads and Caltrans thank the motoring public for their patience as we work to upgrade this freeway interchange. Please allow additional travel time and drive with care through construction areas.
 

This is part of the April 03, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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