Carmageddon Survival Kit

By Timothy Adam
|  Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011  |  Updated 3:13 PM PDT
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City officials proudly announce the end of Carmageddon.

City officials proudly announce the end of Carmageddon.

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Carmageddon 101

The freeway will be shut down in both directions between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside for more than 50 hours starting Friday night. Everything you need to know to navigate the closure is right here.

Carmageddon "Nerve Center"

Deep underground, there's a room full of traffic engineers keeping an eye on the traffic flow in Los Angeles.
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Drivers in Southern California can exhale -- we survived Carmageddon 2011.

In between now and part 2 next year, take a look back at the highs, the lows, the hype and everything in between with our Carmageddon Survival Kit.

Twitter: Follow @SeanNBCLA: Traffic tweets from NBC LA's Sean Murphy. Join the conversation by using #405LA.

The Official Website:  Detour maps, images and construction updates.

Detours: All the maps are organized in segments based on location, closure type and subject. Start at the top of the page with the section named “Detour Map Segments.” 

Special Transit Service: There will be extra buses on major streets and free fares on selected bus lines.

I-405 on Twitter: Follow the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Project on Twitter for the latest construction information.

Essential Carmageddon T-shirt: Brought to you by several fun-loving fans of civic improvement.  

Previous Articles

July 19: Dinner On The 405

July 19: Carmageddon as Kingmaker

July 18: Firefighters on Motorcycles May Be a Carmageddon Keeper

July 18: 405 Closure by the Numbers

July 18: Best of Web's Carmageddon Time-Lapse Videos

July 18: Mission Accomplished: Carmageddon Ends

July 18: 405 Closure Cruises to Early Finish

July 16: Cops Watch for Flash Mobs on the 405

July 16: Villaraigosa: On Schedule "So Far"

July 16: Open Seats on Free Bus, Rail Rides During 405 Closure

July 16: UCLA Medical Center Undeterred by Carmageddon

July 16: Traffic Light on First Day of Carmageddon Weekend

July 15: Carmageddon Crews Get to Work

July 15: Could Carmageddon Have Been Avoided?

July 15: Shuttle and Cab Dispatchers Know Best

July 15: Carmageddon Parties in Full Swing

July 15: Make Your Own Carmageddon Fascinator

July 15: Carmageddon (Not So) Essentials

July 15: Carmageddon Angst: There’s an App For That

July 15: Carmageddon Goes Social

July 15: Shoppers Stockpile Food for Carmageddon

July 15: Some Westsiders Not Worried About Carmageddon

July 15: Restaurants, Bars Offer Carmageddon Deals

July 15: Weekend: Dinos Roared Before the 405 Arrived

July 15: Carmageddon Alters FlyAway Bus Schedules

July 15: Pros and Cons of the 405 Widening

July 15: VIDEO: The Pros and Cons of Carmageddon

July 15: A Little Carmageddon Reading

July 15: Taking the Yellow Brick Road (and Not the 405)

July 15: Carmageddon 101

July 14: Carmageddon Humor Hits the Web

July 14: Glendale Cruise Night 

July 14: Carmageddon Humor Hits the Web

July 14: CHP vs. Carmageddon Bikers

July 14: Dr. Roadmap's Tips for Surviving Carmageddon

July 13: The Signs of Carmageddon

July 13: Kid Go-Outs Around San Diego

July 13: Heavy Equipment Moving In for Carmageddon

July 13: Burbank to Long Beach: JetBlue Offers Carmageddon Deal

July 13: Freeway Work = Free Way to See Art

July 13: Could "Carmageddon" Thwart Harry Potter?

July 13: Carmageddon: Free Bangles Show

July 13: 200 Extra Firefighters, Paramedics Brought in for 405 Closure

July 12: Westside Weddings Move Ahead

July 12: Prepare for Carmageddon With Mobile Disaster Kit

July 12: Making for the Mall (Not Via the 405)

July 12: Freeway Closure Inspires Hotel Deals

July 12: LA Street Food Fest Eases 405 Woes

July 12: Escape the 405 Deal

July 11: When and Where: The Project Basics  

July 11: Contractor Has Incentive to Finish Quickly 

July 11: How Truckers Will Survive the 405 Project  

July 11: 405 Things to Do During the 405 Closure

July 11: Why Not Take a Carmageddon "Vacation?" 

July 11: Steering Clear of the 405

July 11: Could State Government Learn From Carmageddon?

July 11: Walking the So-Called Unwalkable City

July 11: Avoid Carmageddon? Try the Freeway

July 8: Carmageddon: The Sequel  

July 7: LAPD: Avoid Canyon Routes During Carmageddon

July 7: Canyons Affected by Carmageddon

July 7: Unintended Consequences of the 405 Project 

July 7: 405 Work: Causing Concern From Carson to Pasadena

July 6: The Project and the Eruv

July 5: UCLA Med Center Preps for Closure 

July 5: Free Bus Rides During Weekend

July 5: Here Come the $4.05 Deals

July 1: Celebrities Respond to Request for "Carmageddon" Help

June 30: Hotels Booking Up Anticipating Carmageddon

June 30: Celebrity Twitter Clout Being Mined For Public Service 

June 23: 405 Freeway Closure Could Be a Safety Issue

June 22: Westside Businesses Go About Their Business  

June 21: Preparing for Carmageddon

June 6: Road Work Ahead: 405 to Close for Mid-Summer Weekend

June 6: 405 Shutdown Preview

June 4: Metro Offering Free Red Line Rides for 405 Closure

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