405 Closure

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Drivers, Beware: ‘Jamzilla’ Shutdown Begins On 405 Freeway

Ramp and lane closures expected to last until early Tuesday began late Friday night on Interstate 405 as the Los Angeles region undergoes another major freeway shutdown with a frightening nickname.


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Drivers Urged To Stay Off LA Freeways To Avoid ‘Carmageddon II’

Transportation officials say drivers have to stay off the roads during this weekend’s sequel to Carmageddon II to make sure it doesn’t become “The Traffic Strikes Back.”



Homeowners Urged To Monitor Helicopter Noise During ‘Carmageddon II’

With “Carmegeddon II” fast approaching, homeowners in the Encino and Sherman Oaks area are dreading the return of the helicopters.


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Overnight Closures Of 405 Freeway Taking Place This Weekend

Overnight closures of the San Diego (405) Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass, which had been originally scheduled for last week, were slated to take place Friday and Saturday nights.


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Northbound Lanes Of 405 In The Sepulveda Pass To Be Closed Overnight

The northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass are expected to be closed starting at 11 p.m. Saturday to allows contractors to remove and replace old overhead freeway signs, Metro officials announced.


CHP Sees Reduction In Accidents This Weekend

The closure of the San Diego (405) Freeway reduced the number of crashes on Los Angeles County Highways by more than half, authorities said Sunday.


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Filmmaker Shows ‘Naked’ Freeways As 405 Closure Approaches

Filmmaker Ross Ching shows us what LA would look like without a single car on its typically congested roads.



Tips To Surviving The 405 Closure

Here are some tips to help you survive the upcoming 53-hour 405 closure this weekend.

CBS Los Angeles–07/12/2011

Traffic flows under the Mulholland Bridge on Interstate 405 which is slated to be demolished during the 11 miles shut down of Interstate 405 on July 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The interstate 405 will be closed for 53 hours due to a freeway widening project starting July 16.  Los Angeles city officials are advising residents to stay home or stay away from the area over the weekend fearing massive traffic  jams of what has become known as "Carmageddon."  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Contractor Behind 405 Closure Could Face Heavy Fines For Not Finishing On Time

The contractor doing the demolition work on the 405 Freeway this weekend, dubbed “carmageddon” for the inevitable havoc the shutdown will create, could face heavy fines if the highway doesn’t reopen on time.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/11/2011


Get Your Foodie Fix on the Other Side of the 405 at LA Street Food Festival in Pasadena

LA’s biggest food-tasting event is back as LA Street Food Fest gears up for July 16 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Wouldn’t you know, “Street Food” does not consist of food trucks alone! Attendees […]

CBS Los Angeles–07/11/2011


Valley Residents Who Endure ‘Carmageddon’ Rewarded With Free Carnival Rides

For many, riding the 405 can be something like a carnival ride…up, down, curving, fast, crawls to a halt, repeat.


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Air Show Canceled Due To Scheduled 405 Closure

The scheduled closure of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass has forced the cancellation of a popular air show.