New 170, 5 Freeway Transition Road Open for Traffic

The entire project, including a carpool lane and HOV lane freeway connector, is scheduled for completion in mid-2014

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Wednesday, May 8, 2013  |  Updated 10:02 AM PDT
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An aerial view of the 170 Freeway transition with the 5 Freeway on Wednesday May 8, 2013.

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A new transition road from the northbound 170 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway opened Wednesday morning, part of a four-year construction project that began in 2010 in the San Fernando Valley.

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The 2,400-foot long connector allows northbound traffic from the 170 Freeway to merge with three outside lanes of traffic on the northbound 5 Freeway. The opening was delayed by one day because of Tuesday's rain.

The project, scheduled for completion in mid-2014, includes a carpool lane on both sides of the 5 Freeway between the 170 Freeway and the 118 Freeway. The project calls for a direct carpool lane connector, meaning drivers in the carpool lane will not have to exit the lane to change freeways.
 

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