BURBANK (CBSLA) — The California Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes on Southbound 5 Freeway in Burbank Wednesday night for bridge construction.
Caltrans said it also may need to close the bridge on Thursday night if needed.READ MORE: Driver Tries To Run Over Beverly Hills Officer, Sparking Pursuit; One Arrested
It was earlier announced that all lanes on Northbound 5 Freeway would also be closed for two nights including Wednesday, however, the bridgework on the northbound side was completed ahead of schedule.
All lanes on Southbound 5 Freeway will be closed from Empire Avenue to Burbank Blvd. as follows:
- Wednesday, July 7 at 11 p.m. to Thursday, July 8, at 5 a.m., and
- Thursday, July 8, at 11 p.m. to Friday, July 9, at 5 a.m., if needed.
Drivers are advised to use the 405 Freeway or the 134 and 170 freeways as an alternate route to avoid delays.
One or two lanes on the 5 Freeway may be closed starting at 9 p.m. each night along with some on and off-ramps.
During the closures, crews will continue construction of the 5 Freeway Burbank Boulevard Bridge.MORE NEWS: Angels Reportedly Re-Sign Closer Raisel Iglesias To Four-Year Deal
The Burbank Boulevard Bridge is scheduled to open for traffic this year. The carpool lanes at this location are scheduled to open in early 2022.