Caltrans: Work to close SoCal freeway lanes overnight

A stretch of the Golden State (5) Freeway in Norwalk will be closed overnight this weekend for road work, Caltrans officials said.

The freeway between Firestone Boulevard and Pioneer Avenue will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. Saturday and midnight to 7 a.m. Sunday, the agency reported.

Caltrans is also closing lanes, ramps and connectors of the Golden State (5) Freeway and the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Sylmar to work on High Occupancy Vehicle lanes and create an HOV connector lane between the two freeways.

Those closures will affect travel from the southbound 14 to the northbound I-5 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning July 11 and ending July 16, according to Caltrans.

Other lane closures during that time period are scheduled for truck collector roads and off-ramps.

The Pasadena (110) Freeway is also undergoing some improvements, with on-ramps, lanes and connectors being worked on as part of the $17-million Arroyo Seco Improvement Project, Caltrans reported.

Between July 11-15, all northbound ramps between San Fernando Road and Bridewell Street will be closed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. on a staggered basis so no two consecutive on- or off-ramps are closed at the same time.

Southbound 110 ramps will be closed during the same hours, and two lanes of the freeway will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Some lanes of the north- and southbound connectors from the I-5 to the northbound 110 will be shut down between 7 p.m and 6 a.m. for replacement of temporary barriers with decorative concrete barriers reflective of stonework in the area. Historic reproduction lighting will also be installed, according to the transportation agency.

Commuters wanting to stay abreast of Caltrans work projects can go to the agency's website, www.dot.ca.gov.