By CBSLA Staff

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.

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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.
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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.

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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.