Thursday, July 19, 2012

Coming Soon to a Freeway Near You: Carmageddon 2!

The second 10-mile closure of I-405 over Sepulveda Pass will take place over the weekend of September 29/30, when contractors will demolish the remaining side of the Mulholland Bridge.

As we did last year, transportation agencies are advising motorists to plan ahead, avoid the area and "eat, shop and play locally" to ensure that traffic does not reach catastrophic levels. Many reported that last year's closure made for a relaxed and enjoyable weekend as residents explored their own neighborhoods and took a vacation from driving.

The closure will begin on Friday, September 28, as ramps begin to shut down as early as 7 p.m. and the contractor begins taking lanes at 10 p.m. By midnight, all lanes will be closed. The closure is in relation to the $1 billion carpool lane project on northbound I-405 from I-10 to U.S. 101, expected to complete next year. 

For additional information about the upcoming closure and the project, please go to