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I-5 North

I-5 North Overview

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Over the next five years, Caltrans is investing $1.3 billion dollars to improve northern segments along the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and the Kern County line. Improvements listed below will enhance safety, improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, encourage ridesharing, decrease surface street traffic and improve air quality:

  • High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) Lanes – Carpool lanes for vehicles with two or more passengers
  • Direct HOV Connectors – Carpool lane connections so motorists can travel from one freeway directly to another without leaving the HOV lane
  • Interchange Improvements – On- and off-ramp improvements, bridge widening and bridge reconstruction
  • Truck Lane – New lane designated for truck traffic
  • Pavement Replacement – Extends the life of the road, lessens the need for maintenance and related costs as well as provides a smoother roadway surface
  • Grade Separation – Bridge crossing used to separate levels at which roads, railroads, or pedestrians use to cross one another

I-5 North Corridor Collateral Material

View the I-5 North Corridor Improvements Brochure

View the SR-118 to Kern County I-5 Improvement Projects Map

Plant Palette Document

I-5 North Project Map


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