By Edwin Folven, 9/27/2012
Motorists are being warned about Carmageddon II, running from Friday, Sept. 28 through early Monday, Oct. 1.
The San Diego (405) Freeway and all access ramps between the Santa Monica (10) and Ventura (101) freeways will be closed during Carmageddon II, while construction crews remove the last-standing span and two column sets on the Mulholland Bridge. The work is expected to take 53 hours to complete due to approximately 30 percent more demolition than occurred during Carmageddon I last year.
On Friday, Sept. 28, ramps along the 10-mile closure area will begin to be shut down as early as 7 p.m. Closure of freeway lanes will begin at 10 p.m., with full freeway closure by midnight. The closure is expected to continue until 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1. Ramps and connectors will be reopened by 6 a.m.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead for alternate routes. Sepulveda Boulevard will remain open as a primary alternate throughway. For information, visit www.metro.net/405.
A different project was completed Monday along the 405 Freeway as motorists began using the reopened Sunset Boulevard Bridge over the freeway.
The new Sunset Bridge is higher, longer and approximately 30 feet wider, with two additional traffic lanes and higher capacity on and off-ramps that will improve traffic flows, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
“The completion of major bridge work at Sunset will provide immediate relief to the many thousands of drivers who use Sunset Boulevard to traverse West Los Angeles every day,” L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board member Zev Yaroslavsky said. “While this construction process has not been easy on anyone, the benefits are certainly worth it for anyone trying to negotiate the Sunset-405 interchange. I’m confident these capacity improvements will better prepare the Westside for the traffic demands of tomorrow.”
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