Repaving of Golden State Freeway leads to lane closures

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Updated Jan 3, 2018

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Work continues on a $171 million repaving project for Interstate 5/Golden State Freeway.

The California Department of Transportation reports the work is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2019.

Drivers have been facing temporary lane closures and temporary changes in traffic patterns for the work. But Caltrans says it is limiting most of those inconveniences to night hours between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Guy F. Atkinson Construction is the contractor on the project, which is being built with state and federal funding in and near Santa Clarita.

The Caltrans I-5 Roadway Rehabilitation Project is removing broken concrete slabs and constructing new concrete pavement on about 16 miles of I-5 between Route 14 and Lake Hughes Road.

The section of pavement is more than 50 years old and is no longer adequate for current traffic conditions, Caltrans says. Construction began in summer.