The southbound 5 was closed at midnight, and will be closed at midnight every night through Thursday nights, at its junction with the Hollywood (170) Freeway, Caltrans officials said. The scheduled reopening is at 4 a.m.
Southbound 5 traffic can either use surface streets in the area, or continue south on the 170 to either the Ventura (134) or Hollywood (101) freeways to reach the 5 Freeway.
In Santa Clarita, only one lane will be available in either direction of the 5 Freeway starting at 9 p.m. every night this week, lasting until 5 a.m. the next morning. Those closures will be in effect through Friday, from Lyons Avenue to the Newhall Pass.
And in Glendale and Burbank, yet another project will mean continued closures of offramps from the 5 between the 170 Freeway and Buena Vista Street. Those closures vary by hours and days, but Caltrans officials said at least every other set of entrance and exit ramps will be open at any given time.
The closures are to build additional carpool or truck lanes from Glendale across the San Fernando Valley to Santa Clarita.
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