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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 14, 2011
Up to two lanes of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway between Sonora and Western avenues in Glendale will be closed for two weeks starting July 18, state transportation officials announced today. The California Department of Transportation will close the lanes from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. July 18 to 22 and again from July 25 to 29, according to the notice. The northbound I-5 Western Avenue off-ramp will also be closed during the same time periods. Motorists traveling northbound on I-5 should expect to begin merging at the Ventura (134)
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By Mark Kellam mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 12, 2011
Construction on the Golden State (5) Freeway through Burbank will halt over the weekend to ease stress on what could become a major relief valve for motorists seeking to get around the 405 Freeway closure, transportation officials said. The work stoppage will affect all freeways in L.A. County during the closure to prevent the so-called “carmegeddon” from actually happening, although crews might still work on a few projects that won’t impact traffic flow, said Patrick Chandler, spokesman for the California Department of Transportation.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 7, 2011
Two dozen Glendale residents ripped into state transportation officials Thursday during a community meeting on the widening of the Golden State (5) Freeway, saying they failed to provide even basic information on the project. The residents, many of them homeowners near the Interstate 5 at Western Avenue, said the California Department of Transportation did not give notice on key construction dates or consult with neighbors on the removal of dozens of mature trees. Jim Grumbley, who lives in the 1400 block of Lake Street, said a neighbor had alerted him to the work.
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By Joanne Hedge | April 29, 2011
Regarding the April 28 story “Construction begins on HOV lanes,” what didn't begin was pre-notification and community outreach by the California Department of Transportation or its public relations firm, TCM Group, to interface with Glendale residents residing at or having properties adjacent to the Golden State (5) Freeway in the stretch from Western Avenue, site of current ramp upgrades and tree removals, to the Ventura (134) Freeway and the Los Angeles River. Both northbound and southbound stretches are seeing massive mature-tree removals, sound-wall demolition, lane widenings, new retaining and sound-wall construction, and use of machinery, along with associated noise, vibration, dirt and traffic impacts.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | April 23, 2011
Glendale residents near the Golden State (5) Freeway at Western Avenue were dismayed this week to see dozens of 30-foot-tall trees ripped out to make room for carpool lanes. Jocelyn Perez, who lives 50 feet from the southbound ramp on Justin Avenue, said she and her neighbors had no idea the trees were scheduled for removal. "It is really bad on my side," Perez said. "My son has asthma. I barely take him outside. " California Department of Transportation officials said that the project has been in the works for years, and that it went through all the appropriate environmental review requirements.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | March 23, 2011
The word "tunnel" was not on the agenda, but speakers at a public meeting Tuesday nevertheless addressed a controversial tunneling solution to bridging the 4.5-mile gap between the Long Beach (710) and the Foothill (210) freeways. About 35 people turned out at Glendale Community College for a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency meeting to discuss the 710 North Gap Closure project. One of the alternatives being studied would be to build a tunnel beneath Alhambra and Pasadena to connect the two highways, tapping some funds from Measure R, the transportation tax approved by county voters in 2008.
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March 21, 2011
The on- and off-ramps of Interstate 5 for Western Avenue in Glendale will be closed nightly from March 25 through April 20 as crews construct retaining walls. The closures will occur nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. with signs designating detours, according to an announcement from the California Department of Transportation. The work is part of a traffic congestion relief project in which the Western Avenue interchange will be realigned to just south of Winchester Avenue, with the ramps beginning and ending at Flower Street, according to Caltrans.
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joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 12, 2011
Loose rocks and other hillside debris could keep traffic off the stretch of road between La Cañada Flintridge and Angeles Forest Highway for as long as a month, Caltrans officials announced Monday. Caltrans plans to reopen the portion of Angeles Crest Highway that runs above Angeles Forest Highway to the Islip Saddle intersection with State Route 39, an area about 40 miles from the 210 Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge. Recent storms caused rockslides along the road about two miles above La Cañada Flintridge, forcing the stretch of highway closest to town to remain closed, according to a statement by Caltrans.
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By Jason Wells; jason.wells@latimes.com | January 10, 2011
The California Department of Transportation today announced plans to close parts of the southbound Golden State Freeway (I-5) on Monday and Tuesday night while crews work on connector construction. The impacted freeway segment is about one mile. The closures will impact roughly one mile of southbound I-5  from Osborne Street to the Hollywood (170) Freeway  from midnight tonight to 4 a.m. Tuesday, and then again from midnight Jan. 11 to 4 a.m. Jan. 12. Caltrans will post detour signs, and officials warned that the closures could change.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | September 27, 2010
State and local officials on Monday broke ground on a $140.2-million project to add carpool lanes to a congested portion of the Golden State (5) Freeway. Nearly 10 miles from the Interstate 5 Burbank Boulevard offramp and 13 from the Colorado Street exit in Glendale — both named in a recent report as freeway segments where traffic conditions worsened significantly last year — the project will build high-occupancy vehicle lanes in each direction between the Hollywood (170)
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