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Closure Of I-5 In Burbank and Glendale Starts This Weekend

The red area in the map indicates the portion of I-5 that will be closed from Apr. 25-27 for a bridge demolition. Courtesy of Caltrans
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Not that most of us will be (or should be) zipping around freeways this weekend, but for those who do need to be on the road: A 36-hour closure of the I-5 Freeway in Glendale and Burbank starts this Saturday.

The closure begins at 2 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Monday. It's part of a project to tear down and replace the Burbank Boulevard Bridge over the freeway.

All lanes of northbound I-5 will be closed at the 134 Freeway near Griffith Park, while the southbound I-5 will be closed at the 170 Freeway in Sun Valley.

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When we last mentioned this closure was coming, in mid-March, we described it as being "reminiscent of 2011's 'Carmageddon.'" Times are, uh, a tad different now.