120-Day Closure Set for 405 Fwy Sunset Boulevard Off-ramp

The ramp will be fully closed to bolster its capacity by 60 percent, Metro officials said

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    Commuters will have to endure a four-month closure of a vital 405 Freeway off-ramp while crews continue work on the Sepulveda Pass Improvement project.

    Starting Aug. 3, the Sunset Boulevard off-ramp on the northbound 405 Freeway will be closed for 120 days, according to a Metro news release issued Wednesday.

    During the closure, crews will work to lengthen and widen the off-ramp by 60 percent, Metro officials said.

    Approximately 1,200 drivers use the off-ramp on a daily basis during its peak times, said Dave Sotero, spokesman for Metro.

    The new setup will feature two right-turn lanes and one left-turn lane onto Sunset Boulevard.

    Drivers can take these detours to bypass the construction:

    Westbound Sunset

    • Daytime: Northbound I-405 off-ramp to westbound Wilshire Boulevard, to northbound Sepulveda Boulevard, to eastbound Sepulveda Way, to westbound Sunset Boulevard
    • Alternate: Moraga Drive off-ramp, to southbound Sepulveda Boulevard, right on Church Lane to Sunset Boulevard
    • Nighttime: Northbound I-405 off-ramp to westbound Wilshire Boulevard, right on northbound San Vicente Boulevard, right onto north Barrington Avenue, left onto westbound Sunset Boulevard

    Eastbound Sunset

    • Northbound I-405 off-ramp to eastbound Wilshire Boulevard, to northbound Veteran Avenue to eastbound Sunset Boulevard

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