A map of the affected project area.

A map of the affected project area. (Caltrans / December 3, 2012)

Commuters going north of Burbank on the 5 Freeway will have to contend with a series of ramp closures this week as part of a major HOV lane construction project.

The California Department of Transportation has announced plans to close the ramps and lanes along the corridor through Friday. The ramps, lanes and times are listed below.

The closures are part of a $121-million project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool, lanes in each direction along the 5 Freeway between Hollywood (170) Freeway and Buena Vista Street.  Work is expected to finish in late 2014.

The closures are subject to change, Caltrans warned.

Golden State (5) Freeway closures: Dec. 2 – 7:

* Southbound I-5 Roscoe Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound On-Ramp
TIME:  7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

* Northbound I-5 Roscoe Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound Off-Ramp
TIME:  7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Northbound I-5 Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound Off-Ramp
 TIME: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Northbound I-5 Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound On-Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

* Southbound I-5 Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound Off Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

* Southbound I-5 Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
TIME: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

* Northbound I-5 Penrose Street Eastbound and Westbound Off-Ramp
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Northbound I-5 Tuxford Street Eastbound and Westbound On-Ramp
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Northbound I-5 Lankershim Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound On-Ramp
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Southbound I-5 Penrose Street Eastbound and Westbound Off-Ramp
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Southbound I-5 Penrose Street Northbound and Southbound On-Ramp
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Southbound I-5 Lankershim Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound Off Ramp
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Southbound I-5 Lankershim Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Southbound I-5 Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound Off and On Ramps
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Northbound I-5 Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound Off and On Ramps  
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Northbound I-5 Hollywood Way Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
TIME: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

* Northbound I-5 Hollywood Way Eastbound and Westbound Off Ramp
TIME: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.   9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Northbound I-5 Buena Vista Street Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp
TIME: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

* Southbound I-5 Hollywood Way Eastbound and Westbound Off Ramps
TIME: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

* Southbound I-5 Hollywood Way Eastbound and Westbound On Ramps
TIME: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

* Northbound I-5 from Buena Vista Street to Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard
TIME: One Lane: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Three Lanes: 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

* Southbound I-5 from Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
TIME: Up to Two lanes: 11 p.m.  To 6 a.m.; Three lanes: 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

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