PACOIMA (CBS) — It could be a tough go on the Golden State (5) Freeway across the San Fernando Valley starting at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Up to two lanes in each direction of Interstate 5 are expected to be shut down between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day, starting Sunday night and ending Friday morning.

The closures are part of $140 million widening project between “170 split” and the Reagan (118) Freeway interchange.

Ramps at Van Nuys Boulevard, Paxton Street and Branford Street will be closed during the overnight hours.

The project is expected to take a week to complete.

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Comments (5)
  1. Rick says:

    And at all times during construction you will see 5 men standing above a hole in the freeway while 1 man is actually digging.

    1. Kevin says:

      its a Union Job

      thats how they get away with it. They say its training

  2. jack says:

    That’s BS. It’s usually 6 guys standing around and 1 guy digging.

  3. Chris French says:

    Let me get this right. a 140 million dollar freeway widening project on the 5 between the 170 and 118 is going to be done in one week?

    1. Chris French says:

      Maybe these dudes should talk to the dudes in the Sepulveda pass, something don;t add up here.

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