BURBANK (CBSLA) — All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in Burbank are scheduled to be closed overnight, beginning Tuesday evening, for nearly three weeks to accommodate bridge construction.
The closures are scheduled to last until June 19 between Empire Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard from 11:59 p.m. and the freeway will reopen at 4 a.m.READ MORE: GoFundMe Set Up For Tomas Mejia, Security Guard Fatally Stabbed At Park La Brea Apartments
Crews plan to lift 90-foot girders above the freeway at Burbank Boulevard, where a bridge and interchange are being constructed for a carpool lanes project by Caltrans, Metro and the city of Burbank.
The new bridge is expected to open for traffic before the end of 2021.READ MORE: United Teachers LA Vote In Favor Of Agreement With LAUSD For Physical Return To 2021-2022 School Year
Some ramps in the area also will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Drivers are advised to use the southbound 405 Freeway as an alternate route.
Other alternate routes include the southbound 170 Freeway or exiting the freeway at Hollywood Way.MORE NEWS: Suspected Car Thief In Custody After Pursuit Ends In North Hollywood
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