BURBANK (CBSLA) – Burbank Boulevard Bridge reopened on Wednesday with more lanes and ample space for both cyclists and pedestrians to cross over the busy 5 Freeway.
After being demolished more than a year and a half ago, the Burbank Boulevard bridge is now wider to accommodate highway or congestion lanes in both directions of the 5 Freeway through Burbank.
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The bridge now leads to a total of 10 lanes across the highway, plus bike paths in both directions. Its sidewalks were also widened to 10 feet to increase pedestrian safety.
During construction, a new sidewalk was also built on all lanes of the highway, and the entrances and exits were adjusted to create a diamond exchange, according to Caltrans. When these lanes open between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street in 2022, drivers can stay on these lanes on 5 Freeways between 134 in Glendale and 14 Freeways in Santa Clarita.
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