Last summer, officials shut down a 10-mile span of the 405 freeway for an entire weekend to demolish the southbound side of the Mullholland Bridge, which the media affectionately dubbed Carmageddon.
It ended up being a big bust, lots of hype, but no increased traffic.
Well, the time has finally come for Carmageddon, part deux! We’re hoping that if we make a huge deal about it like last time, once again, we won’t have to deal with insane gridlock.
Here’s what you need to know.
Both directions of the 405 freeway, from the 101 to the 10 will shut down starting at midnight on September 29th, but ramps will start closing as early as 7pm on September 28th.
Officials expect the construction will take 53-hours. Worst case scenario, the closure could last until 5am on October 1st, but last year, crews completed the project 17 hours earlier than expected.
The demolition and reconstruction of the Mullholland Bridge is just part of a $1 billion improvement project that will eventually add a 10-mile carpool lane to the northbound 405, along with other upgrades.
If you need to plan an alternate route, Sepulveda Boulevard is a solid option.
- Do you think Carmageddon 2 is a bunch of hype or are you planning to stay off the roads? Tell us what you think in the comments section!
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio, Los Angeles