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