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Traffic Switching Patterns in Effect on I-5 in Los Angeles

The California Department of Transportation reports the following traffic advisory:

Southbound I-5 Buena Vista Street On-Ramp Closure: The Southbound Buena Vista Street on-ramp will be closed on Friday, October 20 at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, October 23 at 6:00 a.m. A detour will be posted.

Front Street Long-Term Closure: Front Street between the Metrolink station (south of the Magnolia Boulevard Bridge) and Burbank Boulevard will be a northbound-only one-way street. For access to the Metrolink station from northbound I-5 use the Olive Avenue exit to 1st Street and cross under the freeway on Verdugo Avenue, and southbound I-5, use the Verdugo Avenue off-ramp exit.

Seismic retrofitting: Beginning in November 2017, crews will start seismic retrofit work on the I-5 bridge columns at Buena Vista Street and Winona Avenue. This work is necessary to ensure that the bridge’s existing columns are more resistant to seismic activity. Expect delays on Buena Vista Street, Winona Avenue, and the I-5 northbound and southbound off-ramps. Additional information will be provided

Be alert as you drive and pay attention to the road.


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I-5 and I-10 Connectors in L.A. to Close for ‘Swarm’ Operation

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the Westbound I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway) connector to Southbound I-5, and the Southbound I-5 connector to Eastbound I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway) from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, near downtown Los Angeles.

The eight-hour closure will enable Caltrans to conduct a “swarm” maintenance operation involving a wide variety of maintenance tasks. Multiple Caltrans crews assisted by dozens of community service workers will carry out the diverse maintenance duties simultaneously.

For safety, Caltrans will close the following connectors and ramps during the swarm operation:

Connectors:

  • Southbound I-5 connector to Eastbound I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway)
  • Westbound I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway) connector to Southbound I-5

Ramps:

  • Westbound I-10 State Street off ramp
  • Mission Road on ramp to Southbound I-5
  • Mission Road on ramp to Eastbound I-10
  • Cesar E. Chavez Avenue on ramp to Southbound I-5

Mainline freeway lanes will remain open during the swarm operation.

Caltrans anticipates 100 or more workers will repair pot holes, sweep the roadway, remove litter and graffiti, replace signs, trim trees, clear weeds, repair guardrail and irrigation, re-stripe the
roadway, re-lamp overhead lights, install new ramp meters, inspect and clean drains and culverts, and complete other maintenance needs.

Caltrans reminds drivers to “Be Work Zone Alert” and “Slow for the Cone Zone.”


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California I-5 Construction Advisory

The California Department of Transportation reports the following I-5 construction work, from SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard in the Los Angeles area. Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

  • Buena Vista/Winona Undercrossing: Crews are building concrete walls between abutments (the end of the bridge).
  • Northbound San Fernando Boulevard between Empire Avenue and Northbound I-5 on-ramp: Crews are installing temporary barrier and clearing slopes.
  • Victory Place Separation: Crews are backfilling abutment walls, removing shoring, and constructing the bridge’s soffit and stem walls.
  • Northbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Cohasset Street: Crews are constructing retaining walls and removing trees and other vegetation along San Fernando Boulevard.
  • Southbound I-5 at Buena Vista Street: Crews are constructing approach slabs and concrete barrier.
  • Southbound I-5 between Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard: Crews are placing lean concrete base and pavement.

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I-5 Construction Work in Los Angeles Area Thru September 30

The California Department of Transportation reports the following I-5 construction activities and closures, subject to change. Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted. Construction activities thru September 30, 2016.

  • SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard
    • I-5: Install concrete barriers between Providencia Avenue and SR-134 (night work).
  • Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
    • Empire I-5 Undercrossing: Form and pour abutment walls.
  • SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard
    • Two lanes closed on northbound and southbound I-5 between SR-134 and Providencia Avenue the night of Sept. 25 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Two lanes closed on southbound I-5 between Providencia Avenue and SR-134 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Southbound I-5 Alameda Avenue off-ramp closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Southbound I-5 Verdugo Avenue on-ramp closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sept. 23-30.
  • Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
    • Intermittent nighttime lane closures on southbound I-5 between Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard.
    • Intermittent nighttime ramp closures at southbound Buena Vista Street off-ramp and southbound Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.

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Race Your Friends Down The New Mt. Baldy Zip Lines

Planning your next road Trip? MT. BALDY SKI LIFTS Inc. has opened a new Zip Line Ride. It is located in MT. Baldy, CA, only one hour from downtown Los Angeles. After obtaining a permit from The US Forest Service to operate a new Zip Line attraction, MT. Baldy is excited for this unique experience. The experience begins at an alpine elevation of 6400ft at the top of MT. Baldy Rd. at the MT. Baldy Ski Lifts where initial check-in will begin. From there, guests proceed to the Sugar Pine Chair Lift where they will take a 15 minute chairlift ride to the top of San Antonio Canyon filled with large pine trees and beautiful views of steep mountain sides with the sounds of chirping birds to round out this mountain experience.

When guests arrive at the top, they will find the Top of the Notch restaurant and check in for the Desert View Zip Race Lines. Redemption of the zip experience begins with getting geared up and receiving initial safety instructions. After gearing up, guests will make the short trek (approximately 300 yards) to the top of the Desert View Zip Race Lines approximately 8000ft above sea level consisting of 4 side by side 650ft zip lines that they will race their companions across the Gulch below.

After zipping, there are many options to further enhance the day before taking the ride down the Sugar Pine Chair Lift. Grab a bite to eat at the Top of the Notch, a round of disc golf or a short or long hike. MT. Baldy hosts many hiking trails for all levels of hikers.

For information go to mtbaldyskilifts.com


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I-5 Construction Advisories in Los Angeles Metro Area Thru July 15

The California Department of Transportation reports the following construction advisories for Interstate 5 in the Los Angeles metro area thru July 15, 2016:

Due to construction at Empire Avenue and Victory Place in Burbank, the lane configuration has changed. The right turn from Empire Avenue to Victory Place is very tight. Please slow down, position your vehicle carefully, and watch for flaggers.

Construction activities and closures listed below are subject to change. Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

Construction Activities thru July 15, 2016

  • I-5 from SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard
    • Soundwall Doors: Installation of doors on southbound I-5 soundwalls between SR-134 and Magnolia Boulevard.
    • Metal Soundwall Installation: Southbound I-5 over the Los Angeles River.
  • I-5 from Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
    • Empire I-5 Undercrossing: Drill CIDH (cast-in-drilled-holes / support structure) piles.
    • Buena Vista Street Bridge (Winona Bridge): Form backwalls and center span.
    • Empire Avenue Railroad Underpass: Backfill retaining walls and erect steel bridge.
    • Empire Avenue: Install water lines.
    • Northbound I-5 San Fernando Boulevard On-Ramp: Retaining wall work.
    • Buena Vista Railroad Underpass: Erect steel bridge.
    • Pump House: Form and pour middle walls and deck; waterproof and backfill lower walls.
    • Victory Place Undercrossing: Erect falsework, form soffit and backfill walls.

Closures Thru July 15, 2016

  • SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard
    • Through mid-2017 there will be intermittent daytime bike path closures between Riverside Drive and just south of the SR-134 overcrossing in the City of Los Angeles. When the path is closed, a signed detour will direct users to Zoo Drive and Western Heritage Way. See map here.
  • Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street
    • Empire Avenue and Victory Place intersection: Motorists should be attentive to flaggers, slow down and use caution to navigate the tight right turn from Empire Avenue on to Victory Place.
    • Full closure of Empire Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Victory Place for three nights during the week of July 11-15, 2016, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. A detour will be provided. Please visit My5LA.com or follow @My5LA on Twitter for schedule updates.
    • Intermittent nighttime lanes closures on southbound I-5 between Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard.
    • Intermittent nighttime ramp closures at southbound Buena Vista Street off-ramp and southbound Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.
    • Buena Vista Street closures between Winona Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard:
      • Day closures: Intermittent lane closures in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The street will remain open to motorists.
      • Night closures: Full street closures in both directions from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m, Sunday through Friday (no weekends.) Detours will be posted.

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I-5 Lane Closures in Los Angeles Thru June 24

The Claifornia Department of Transportation reports the following construction activities on I-5 in the Los Angeles metro area through Friday, June 24, 2016:

SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

  • Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 will be closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Colorado Street to just south of Western Avenue. Closure of three lanes will occur very late (midnight to 4 a.m.) when traffic volumes are lowest.

Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

  • Intermittent nighttime lane closures on Tuesday, June 21, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
    • Southbound I-5 between Cohasset Street and Verdugo Avenue
    • Victory Place at Empire Center
  • Intermittent nighttime lanes closures on southbound I-5 between Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard.
  • Intermittent lane closures in both directions of Victory Place between the Burbank Animal Shelter and Empire Center from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained. Flaggers will direct motorists. Please slow down and use caution.
  • Intermittent nighttime ramp closures at southbound Buena Vista Street off-ramp and southbound Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.
  • Buena Vista Street closures between Winona Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard. These closures will be in place for four weeks:
    • Day closures: Intermittent lane closures in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The street will remain open to motorists.
    • Night closures: Full street closures in both directions from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Friday (no weekends.) Detours will be posted.

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California I-5 Construction Advisory May 5-13, 2016

The California Department of Transportation reports the following construction activities and closures on Interstate 5, subject to change. Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

I-5 Construction: SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

Soundwall: Construction of the soundwall on southbound I-5 over the Los Angeles River.

Bridge Work: Pier construction near the Los Angeles River Bike Path.

Slope beautification and erosion control: Installation of mulch and wood chips on slopes near Alameda Avenue and Verdugo Avenue.

I-5 Construction: Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Burbank Western Channel: Prep work for installation of concrete panels on channel. Work includes removal of channel fence and top of the existing channel wall adjacent to Leland Way between the former northbound I-5 Walnut Avenue on-ramp and University Avenue. Click here for more information.

Buena Vista Street Bridge (Winona Bridge): Forming of deck for southbound I-5 widening.

Empire Avenue Railroad Underpass: Construction of retaining wall footings along Empire Avenue in front of abutments. Construction of retaining walls.

Railroad Retaining Wall: Installation of the covering on the top of the wall (coping) between Hollywood Way and Buena Vista Street.

I-5 Closures: SR-134 to Magnolia Boulevard

The Los Angeles River Bike Path between Riverside Drive and just south of the SR-134 overcrossing in the City of Los Angeles will be closed through spring 2016. A signed detour is posted that directs bike path users to Zoo Drive and Western Heritage Way.

I-5 Closures: Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street

Intermittent nighttime lane closures on southbound I-5 between Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard.

Intermittent nighttime closures of the southbound I-5 Buena Vista Street off-ramp and southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard off-ramp.

Buena Vista Street closures between Winona Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard:

  • Day closures: Intermittent lane closures in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The street will remain open to motorists.
  • Night closures: Intermittent full street closures in both directions from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Detours will be posted.

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California I-5 Corridor Improvements Thru December 31

To help you get to your holiday destinations as quickly and easily as possible, there will be no scheduled construction closures on California I-5  from Dec. 24 at 6 a.m. to Dec. 27 at midnight, and from Dec. 31 at 6 a.m. to Jan. 3 at midnight.

Construction activities and closures are subject to change. Work will occur during daytime hours unless otherwise noted.

– Alameda Avenue Northbound and Southbound I-5 Ramps: Constructing drainage inlets.

– Buena Vista Bridge (Winona Bridge): Installation of falsework on southbound side. Work on lower part of bridge structure (forming soffit and stems) for southbound I-5 widening.

– Buena Vista Ramps: Paving operation between the ramps.

– Intermittent closures of the northbound I-5 Alameda Avenue off- and on-ramps from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

– Intermittent closure of the southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard off-ramp for equipment loading (night work).


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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashes Into Summer With NEW Bonzai Pipelines

Bigger, Better and Wetter than ever, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is ready to keep Southern Californian’s cool all summer long. The park opened for the 20th season on Memorial Day weekend and introduced several exciting new additions to the popular water park.
Bonzai Pipelines, two impressive thrill slides that sit side-by-side, features a unique launching capsule system on Taboo Tower. After reaching the top of the five-story tower, guests step into the enclosed vertical capsule where the floor drops out beneath them, sending riders free-falling 40 miles-per-hour down the slide. Continue reading Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashes Into Summer With NEW Bonzai Pipelines