If you thought your commute was bad enough already, well good luck because it’s about to get a lot worse.
Next month, a construction project is going to shut down one of the world’s most congested freeways for 53 hours.
Yes, I said SHUT DOWN.
How can you avoid the madness? Keep reading…
[pullquote quote="Let me just make something absolutely clear: On July 16 and 17, it will be an absolute nightmare." credit="Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa comments on Carmegeddon"]
Both directions of the 405 will be completely closed down July 16th and 17th in order for CalTrans to demolish the Mullholland Drive bridge.
Officials are urging drivers to stay away, including mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:
There’s gridlock on the 405 virtually any time of the day, but particularly during the rush hour, and if you think it’s bad now, let me just make something absolutely clear: On July 16 and 17, it will be an absolute nightmare.
Even the Getty Center is shutting its doors that weekend to ease traffic.
The 101 and Sepulveda Boulevard will likely carry most of the burden, so you’ll probably want to avoid those as well.
The freeway will re-open around 5am on Monday, July 18th…just in time for rush hour.
They say every cloud has its silver lining and the only good piece of news we’ve heard is that the Metro Red Line subway will be free of charge for that weekend only. So, there’s always that…
- Do you have any tips on how to avoid the dreaded Carmegeddon? Give us your short cuts in the comments!
[Source: LA Weekly]