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HOV lanes coming to I-5 in Burbank area

New carpool lanes will be added to the I-5 in Glendale and Burbank, stretching from the 134 to Magnolia Boulevard.

April 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Carpool lanes are coming to the Interstate 5 in Glendale and Burbank. The new lanes will run in both directions from the 134 Freeway to Magnolia Boulevard.

Elected officials joined Caltrans and MTA staff Wednesday to stage a groundbreaking for the freeway improvements.

The high-occupancy vehicle or HOV lanes are expected to ease traffic congestion in the busy area. The project also includes sound walls to keep traffic noise to a minimum in nearby neighborhoods.