Antonio Castelan, Martin Proctor
The wall is one of 18 new retaining walls built as part of a major expansion project along the 405 freeway.
A newly built retaining wall in the Sepulveda Pass is crumbling, but officials say it shouldn't affect the 405 expansion project.
The wall, located on the new onramp at the Skirball Center, is one of 18 new retaining walls built for the expansion.
"I'm glad that it happened while it was under construction. If it would have been built, and it would have happened, it would have been very dangerous to the community," driver Alex Aparicio said.
Officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority say the break concerns them, but they claim it is not a threat.
"There is no imminent danger of a wall collapse. In fact, as a precaution, the contractor has put some dirt in front of this retaining wall to make sure there is no further displacement," MTA spokesman K.N. Murthy said.
Despite this setback involving the retaining wall, the project is still on track and no extra costs will be added, MTA officials said.
The wall collapse doesn't seem to worry drivers.
"When this happens it's actually a good thing because they can then check for any other points along the way," driver Eliana Gans said.