California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today plans to add temporary bypass lanes in both directions of I-5 (Golden State Freeway) for a $171 million repaving project in and near the city of Santa Clarita.
The lane changes will start at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday on a portion of southbound I-5, and be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday. One of four lanes will shift to what is normally the inner northbound shoulder near Lake Hughes Road, and return to the southbound side near Hasley Canyon Road.
On Thursday at approximately 10 p.m., another bypass lane will be added on a portion of northbound I-5 and be completed by 6 a.m. Friday. One of four lanes will shift to what is normally the inner southbound shoulder near Valencia Boulevard, and return to the northbound side near Rye Canyon Road.
Once in the bypass lane, drivers will be protected from traffic in either direction by concrete barriers commonly known as K-rails, and the existing center median. The work area next to the I-5 shoulder will be blocked off with K-rails.
Most of the work is done at night, requiring some I-5 lanes to be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Caltrans reminds drivers to “Be Work Zone Alert.”
ABOUT THE I-5 ROADWAY REHABILITATION PROJECT
The Caltrans I-5 Roadway Rehabilitation Project is removing broken concrete slabs and constructing new concrete pavement on nearly 16 miles of I-5 between State Route 14 (Antelope Valley Freeway) and Lake Hughes Road.
Construction is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2019.
Guy F. Atkinson Construction is the contractor on the project.
Information about the project is available at www.dot.ca.gov/d7/projects/details.php?id=56.