LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Motorists on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway will see big changes this week as Metro opens one offramp and permanently closes another.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports the Sunset Boulevard offramp reopened at 6 a.m. Monday after a nearly four-month closure.

The ramp is about 60 percent longer and is expected to allow for an easier transition of the nearly 10,000 vehicles that use it daily to exit the freeway, Metro officials said.

It includes two northbound right-turn lanes to eastbound Sunset and one northbound left-turn lane to westbound Sunset.

All northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday as Metro works to offically close the Montana Avenue offramp.

The ramp, which was built in 1956 and was often used by drivers as a quick exit to Sepulveda, will be demolished and the area used to widen the freeway.

At midnight Tuesday, northbound 405 lanes will be closed from Santa Monica Boulevard to Wilshire. On Tuesday, the freeway will be closed from Wilshire north to Moraga, Metro said.

Ramp closures within the area will begin as early as 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday evenings.

The changes are part of the $1 billion Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.

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