By Paul Gonzales, May 28, 2014
This morning, Metro Board Director Ara Najarian and Deputy CEO Lindy Lee
participated in groundbreaking ceremonies for the Empire Project which
will enhance travel along Interstate 5 in Burbank. Metro is supplying
$180 million of the total $355 million budget and improvements include a
new carpool lane, building a new interchange at I-5 and Empire Avenue,
reconstructing the Burbank Boulevard overcrossing and realigning ramps,
elevating the railroad at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard.
The project will relieve congestion, improve traffic flow and provide
easier access to Bob Hope Airport and shopping centers.