The Olive Avenue off-ramp for the northbound 5 Freeway in Burbank will be closed for 55 hours starting Oct. 29 as part of a project to add carpool lanes in both directions.
The $153-million project to add carpool lanes between the 134 Freeway and Magnolia Boulevard has been well under way now for months, and is expected to be completed by mid-2014, according to the California Department of Transportation.
In addition to building a retaining wall on the northbound I-5 between Verdugo Avenue and Angelino Avenue, Caltrans is in the process of widening the northbound Olive Avenue off-ramp.
In order for crews to build a new temporary off-ramp, the existing northbound I-5 Olive Avenue off-ramp will be closed to traffic at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 through 2 a.m. Nov. 1, according to Caltrans.
For more information on the slew of I-5 corridor construction projects, and a list of upcoming ramp closures, visit the Caltrans website.
--Jason Wells, Times Community News