Several Construction Projects On 5 Freeway To Cause Traffic Delays Overnight
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Three separate construction projects on the Golden State (5) Freeway are expected to cause delays starting Monday night.
Due to either repaving or widening projects, only one lane in each direction will be open through The Grapevine, in the Newhall Pass and across part of the San Fernando Valley, according to Caltrans officials.
A set of new truck lanes will be added on the 5 Freeway between the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway and Lyons Avenue in the Newhall Pass area. All but one lane in each direction will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday. Drivers are encouraged to use the 14 Freeway and San Fernando Road.
A three-year repaving project will cause similar temporary lane closures between Lago Vista and the Kern County line, near Frazier Park, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday. There is no local detour in the area, but officials say drivers can use the 14 Freeway and Route 138 through Lancaster or routes 14 and 58 via Tehachapi to avoid the construction.
Metro said they will also shut down the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass late Monday into Tuesday morning.
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