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Some lanes on 5 Freeway will close for carpool project

August 26, 2011 |  3:43 pm

Work is underway this summer to add more carpool lanes to the 5 Freeway from Sun Valley to Burbank. The work is part of a $121-million project paid for with local, state and federal dollars to encourage more people to share cars and use less gasoline.

Expect a series of lane closures from Friday to next Thursday along the five-mile stretch. Between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. workers will be shutting lanes on both sides of the freeway for the overnight work. They will reopen about 6 a.m.

Ramp and lane closures will be staggered throughout the week. They will affect the entire section of freeway, including Sheldon Steet to Buena Vista Street, Sheldon to Penrose Steet and Buena Vista to Penrose.

To see a complete list of closures, visit the Caltrans website.

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