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Construction of 5 Freeway carpool lanes will bring lane closures

Officials on Wednesday broke ground on a $57.8-million project to build carpool lanes in both directions of the 5 Freeway from the 134 Freeway to Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.

It's part a larger project that, when completed, will result in continuous carpool lanes from the 134 Freeway to the Antelope Valley.

The latest project will build 2.7 miles of carpool lanes in each direction, said Mike Miles, director of District 7 for the California Department of Transportation. Sound and retaining walls will also be constructed.

Construction will cause intermittent closures of lanes, onramps and offramps until the project is completed in late 2014, officials said.

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