Here’s the news release from Metro:
Next Live Chat Wednesday, June 29 at Noon
Have Questions About I-405 Construction or July 16-17 Closure for Mulholland Bridge Demolition? Ask the Experts During Metro’s Live Internet Chat
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 20, 2011) — As L.A. prepares for the 53-hour closure of the I-405 freeway between the I-10 and U.S. 101 the weekend of July 16-17, the public is being encouraged to plan ahead, avoid the area or stay home. What are the best ways to avoid or minimize the impacts of the closure? Metro’s experts can give you advice. They will also answer general questions about the massive $1 billion I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project during the 1-hour live internet chat from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at metro.net.
Share your thoughts and ideas with Doug Failing, Metro’s Executive Director of Highway Projects, and K.N. Murthy, Executive Director of Transit Project Delivery for Metro. The topic: I-405: Countdown to Closure.
Why does the freeway have to be closed in both directions? Has California had to cope with other massive freeway closures? Who’s warning tourists and trucks arriving from other places? Send in advance questions or sign on during the live chat.
The June 29 chat is another effort in an aggressive outreach plan to inform the public about the I-405 project and the July 16-17 freeway closure. For more information on the I-405 project go to metro.net/I-405, twitter.com/I_405 or facebook.com/405project. For more information on Metro’s Live Chats go to metro.net/news. To post live questions during the chat go to metro.net or to e-mail advance questions go to metro.net/chat.