"Jamzilla" to Temporarily Shut Down 405 Fwy

A freeway widening project is expected to shut down the San Diego Freeway for three nights in February

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    Construction continues on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Los Angeles. This closure, dubbed Jamzilla, will take place during Presidents' Day Weekend. John Cádiz Klemack reports from Westwood for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014)

    A nearly 6-mile stretch of the San Diego (405) Freeway is expected to be shut down for three nights during President's Day Weekend for a highway widening project.

    Crews are expected to pave a section of the highway through the Sepulveda Pass from Feb. 14 to 18.

    Map: 405 Freeway Closures

    The project dubbed, “Jamzilla,” by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, aims to pave key portions of a soon-to-be northbound 10-mile carpool lane. The project was put into place to cut traffic on one of the most congested stretches of highway in the nation.

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    The closures will begin on Feb. 14 at 10 p.m. and end on Feb. 18 at 6 a.m.

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    All northbound lanes and some southbound lanes between Getty Center Drive on LA's Westside and Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley will be closed at night. During the day, some lanes in both directions will be open, but traffic will be impacted.

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    Below is a list of the dates and times of the full northbound nighttime freeway closures:

    • Friday night, Feb. 14: 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Saturday night, Feb. 15: 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Sunday night, Feb. 16: midnight to 5 a.m.
    • Monday night, Feb. 17: midnight to 6 a.m.

    Officials suggest taking alternate routes between the Valley and the Westside and avoid the Sepulveda Pass, if possible, during the closures.

    Freeway motorists can access updates regarding the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project on Twitter and Facebook.

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