405 Freeway Closure
Motorists who use the 405 Freeway during overnight hours will want to find an alternate way through Long Beach this week.
The southbound 405 Freeway will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday nights from the 101 Freeway to Getty Center Drive so crews can install girders for the Skirball Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass.
All lanes of the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway were scheduled to be closed overnight Wednesday between the Getty Center and Sunset Boulevard off-ramps for restriping work.
Officials say we could be headed towards a bigger and badder version of “Carmageddon” when a scheduled 405 Freeway closure hits at Wilshire Boulevard.
Riders hopped aboard regional Metrolink trains at record levels during the closure of a stretch of the 405 Freeway, according to transit officials.
The event that many feared would be the “Carmageddon” of epic traffic jams cruised calmly to a finish Sunday, with work on the half-century-old Mulholland Bridge completed nearly a full day ahead of schedule and officials reopening a 10-mile stretch of the busy 405 Freeway.
Leyla Gulen’s hour-by-hour look at LA Traffic…
Whitney Drolen’s hour-by-hour look at LA Traffic…
Business was slow and parking plentiful in Westwood Saturday as Angelenos avoided the area due to the much-anticipated closure of the San Diego (405) Freeway.
One group will reportedly board one of the several Jet Blue flights scheduled for Saturday, while a second group will start pedaling from the San Fernando Valley all the way out to the South Bay.
The Los Angeles Fire Department will have extra firefighters, engines and trucks patrolling the Sepulveda Pass to make sure response times aren’t affected when the 405 Freeway closes this weekend.
The tour — which lasts about 45 minutes — will also include other famous sites around the Southland, including Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign and other landmarks.
Car-mageddon weekend promises to be a blessing in disguise for bus riders, who will get to ride free on a total of 26 bus lines along major Westside and San Fernando routes.
Signs along Southland freeways warning of the upcoming closure of the 405 Freeway may be causing traffic issues of their own.