In October 2019, a new stage of work was underway at the I-5 Burbank Boulevard interchange. Three of the five I-5 ramps were closed to traffic as crews began clearing the site, excavating, removing the roadway surface at the closed ramps, and constructing the retaining walls on the southbound side of I-5 where the new southbound off-ramp to Burbank Boulevard will be constructed. The Burbank Boulevard bridge over I-5 will remain open to traffic until early 2020, when it will be closed and demolished so a new Burbank Boulevard bridge can be constructed.
Above: Crews are excavating the site on the southbound side of I-5, north of Burbank Boulevard.
Above: Crews are clearing the site including removal of vegetation (“grubbing”) as seen here along the southbound lanes of I-5, next to the now-closed southbound I-5 loop on-ramp from westbound Burbank Boulevard. A new on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be constructed in a different configuration.
This view, above, is looking east. It shows the excavation in progress alongside southbound I-5 on the north side of Burbank Boulevard.
Above: This view, looking north, is on the northbound side of I-5. It shows the temporary “batch plant” which produces construction material for this project. It is set up at the former location of the northbound I-5 loop off-ramp to westbound Burbank Boulevard. A new off-ramp will be constructed in a different configuration.
A crew member stands next to a retaining wall that is taking shape at the location of the future southbound I-5 off-ramp to Burbank Boulevard.
A view of the construction area, looking north from the Burbank Boulevard bridge.