Northbound 405 Freeway Lanes to Close for Weekend

There are signs of major closures to come as crews prepare for the Sept. 29 and 30 "Carmageddon II" project

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    The northbound San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed from Getty Center Drive through Ventura Boulevard to prepare for Carmageddon 2. Janet Kwak reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2012. (Published Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012)

    The northbound 405 Freeway will be closed during the weekend as construction workers prepare for the final demolition phase of the Mulholland Bridge.

    Interactive Project Map | Closure Timeline

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    The second phase of the Sepulveda Pass Improvement Project is not set to begin until late September, but officials are worried drivers will not heed warnings to stay away from the 405 Freeway because Carmageddon 1 went off without a hitch. The upcoming phase will close the 405 Freeway in both directions from the 101 Freeway to the 10 Freeway for 53 hours to allow for the completion of the Mulholland Bridge. Angie Crouch reports from the Sepulveda Pass for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on August 2, 2012. (Published Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012)

    Northbound lanes and freeway ramps between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard will close at 11 p.m. Saturday. The lanes and ramps are scheduled to reopen at 9 a.m. Sunday.

    Ramps might close as early as 7 p.m., according to transportation officials.

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    Many Angelenos stayed off the roads during last summer's 405 Freeway shutdown and this time around, 300 businesses are joining forces with Metro to offer deep discounts to people who take public transportation that weekend. Angie Crouch reports from Hollywood for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012)

    The project comes ahead of what has been dubbed Carmageddon II -- the Sept. 29 and 30 closure of the 405 Freeway for demolition work on the Mulholland Bridge. The 405 Freeway will be closed from the 10 Freeway to the 101 Freeway.

    The freeway is expected to reopen on the morning of Oct. 1.

    "The entire demolition operation is meticulously planned," said Metro spokesman Dave Sotero. "The contractor has the schedule buttoned down to a 15-minute schedule, so every 15 minutes they know where they need to be in the project schedule in order for the freeway to reopen. There will be no uncertainty as to what they need to get done when."

    The southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway were closed through the pass last weekend.



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