Storm-damage road fixes start

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A new round of storm repairs will start next week on Interstate 5 north of Santa Clarita and motorists can expect to feel some frustration. The state Department of Transportation plans a series of lane and ramp closures from Frazier Park to the Pyramid Lake area to repair asphalt battered by the season’s record rainfall of more than 50 inches. Construction on the $6.8 million project is scheduled to start Tuesday and will take about a year to complete, according to Caltrans. Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph in some construction areas along the 40-mile stretch – and will be strictly enforced. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The work includes replacement of the pavement, striping and installation of reflective markers between lanes. From Tuesday through Saturday, three lanes on both sides of the freeway will be closed intermittently in various locations between Vista del Lago Road two miles north of Castaic to Frazier Park. Southbound on-ramps at Frazier Mountain Road and Gorman Post Road, and the connector to state Route 138, Smokey Bear Road and Vista del Lago will be closed as needed. Emergency repairs were required immediately after the winter rain tapered I-5 lanes near Templin Highway that buckled when the surrounding hills became saturated and slumped. For several months, southbound traffic was shifted to the northbound side, which handled traffic going both directions until repairs were complete. last_img

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