I-5 closing nightly

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Interstate 5 sign (AP image)

SANTA CLARITA (CNS) – Caltrans will close lanes nightly though Saturday morning as part of a $72 million project to add truck lanes to the Golden State (5) Freeway in the Santa Clarita area.

– One or two lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway between the end of the existing truck lane and Lyons Avenue will be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.; and

– one or two lanes of the southbound 5 Freeway between Lyons Avenue and the end of the existing truck lane will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The project will add a truck lane to the outside of the 5 Freeway in each direction by paving the median area and the outside shoulder, and by shifting “mixed flow” traffic lanes inward. Median retaining walls — and two short sections of outside retaining walls — will be built to accommodate the widening.

When completed in early 2014, the southbound truck lane will run from Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue to the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, and the northbound lane will extend from the 14 Freeway to Gavin Canyon, according to Caltrans. The work began in May.

For more information, go to www.I-5info.com

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