Thursday, February 6, 2014

Jamzilla Is Coming!

Most everyone has heard about Jamzilla by now, but for those of you who haven’t or are hazy on the details, take note. 

The details: Jamzilla is an unprecedented 80-hour northbound I-405 freeway closure in the Sepulveda Pass over Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14 to 18, 2014. 

During the day, two northbound lanes will remain open while the remaining three lanes will be closed. At night, all five northbound lanes will be closed.
More info is here. The closure map is here.

What about southbound I-405? Southbound lanes will remain fully open during the day, but some may be closed at night for paving operations.

Reason for the closure: The contractor for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will be paving a major segment of the future northbound I-405 High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane. The 80-hour closure will eliminate several consecutive 55-hour closures from the project schedule, and will save time and minimize future closure impacts to the community and traveling public.

The warning: Traffic conditions on local streets and freeways within the region and beyond could become severe, with significant delays (hours!) if motorists don't limit northbound trips. Really. This could be a mess. So save yourself a major traffic headache and avoid the area. Don't say we didn't warn you.