LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Commuters Monday endured the first work-day closure of the northbound Sunset Boulevard off-ramp in West Los Angeles.
The 120-day closure, which began Friday night with the demolition of the ramp, is part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.
Demolition will continue throughout the week before the contractor begins building a new off-ramp.
“The new ramp is going to be a thousand feet longer, and it’s going to carry 60 percent more passengers on the ramp itself. So it’s going to help improve traffic flows getting off the 405 and heading to the UCLA/Westwood area,” David Sotero, Metro’s Director of Communications, said.
The new configuration will feature two northbound right-turn lanes to eastbound Sunset Blvd. and one northbound left-turn lane to westbound Sunset Blvd.
Approximately 10,000 cars use the northbound Sunset off-ramp daily, officials said.
Metro advises drivers to use the northbound Wilshire Boulevard and Moraga Drive off-ramps as alternates.
The off-ramp is slated to reopen in December.