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Burbank Police Department, California
Friday January 8th, 2021 :: 02:49 p.m. PST


Southbound I-5 Freeway Lane Closures Through Burbank Beginning Tonight at 10:00 PM

Southbound I-5 in Burbank will have only one or two lanes open to traffic between 10 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2021, and 5 a.m. Monday, January 11, 2021.

This 55-hour temporary lane reduction will allow crews to shift Southbound I-5 traffic lanes onto new pavement between Empire Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard.

Motorists on Southbound I-5 are advised to consider using other routes to avoid congestion and possible delays in the construction zone on January 8-11, 2021 (please see the map below).

Recommended alternative routes include:

Southbound I-405 to Eastbound Routes 101/134 to Southbound I-5.

Or, Southbound Route 170 to Eastbound Route 134 to Southbound I-5.

Lanes will be reduced only on Southbound I-5. All Northbound I-5 lanes will remain open.

Southbound I-5 on-ramps at Buena Vista Street and Empire Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, January 8, to 6 a.m. Monday, January 11. Times are subject to change. Other Southbound I-5 on-ramps will remain open (excluding ramps at Burbank Boulevard where long-term or permanent closures are in effect).

Northbound I-5 off-ramps and on-ramps will be open as usual.
The schedule is weather-permitting, and dates and times are subject to change.

Updates will be posted on Twitter @My5LA . Without a Twitter account, see them at


Avoid the southbound I-5 Freeway through Burbank and use alternate, suggested routes.

Burbank Police Department, California
200 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-238-3000

Alert Details

Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Public and private transportation
Road Closure

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