Today’s Date: April 28, 2009
District: 6 - Fresno
Contact: Holly Vogel, Caltrans PIO (661) 326-3968
NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 5 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROMPTS NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES
Lebec, Calif. – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is currently underway with a pavement rehabilitation project on northbound Interstate 5 in Kern County near the Los Angeles County line to the Grapevine Creek Bridge.
To reduce the impact to motorists, the majority of the work will occur at night. Lane closures will be necessary to safely reconstruct and replace deteriorated concrete panels on the northbound Interstate 5 outside travel lane and grind and resurface the three adjacent lanes with rubberized asphalt on the 10-mile segment of I-5.
LANE CLOSURES Week of May 3 – 8, 2009:
· 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. close the northbound Interstate 5 #1 and #2 (fast lane and adjacent travel lane) from the Kern/Los Angeles County Line to the Lebec overcrossing
Security Paving Company was awarded the $15.5 million pavement rehabilitation project. The project is resuming following winter weather suspension and is anticipated to be complete in late summer 2009.
Motorists will be alerted to freeway lane/ramp closures via construction signage and electronic message boards along Interstate 5.
Caltrans thanks motorists for their patience as we work to repair this segment of the freeway system. Motorists are reminded to allow additional travel time and drive with extra care through construction areas. Please slow the for cone zone.