WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard will be closed this week as crews re-grade and relocate the roadway between Montana Avenue and Church Lane, Metro officials said Monday.
KNX 1070′s Jon Baird reports Sepulveda will be limited to one lane in each direction from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for seven days along one of the busiest traffic corridors in the Southland.
From the hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., the entire stretch of roadway will be closed to all traffic.
The closure is part of the $1 billion 405 Freeway construction and widening project.
The new Sepulveda Boulevard alignment slices through a hill east of the freeway, where a large retaining wall has been built.
The repositioning and re-grading of Sepulveda will allow Metro crews to build a new carpool lane and exits on the northbound 405.
According to Metro, the closest detour will be the 405 Freeway.
In response to the closure, a group called Angelenos Against Gridlock launched a new campaign called Faster 405 in opposition to what it claims is an estimated one-and-a-half hour travel time from the San Fernando Valley to LAX on the 405 Freeway.
“There’s no reason Angelenos should suffer this misery, when other world cities have figured things out,” reads a statement on the group’s website. “This goes beyond the current 405 project, and speaks to the need for options like a subway from the Valley to Westwood and on to LAX.”