405 freeway shutdown underway

Here are a few photos from Dave Sotero and Jose Ubaldo of Metro’s communications staff. They’re both spending the evening in the Sepulveda Pass to monitor the 405 closure, which is now well underway — all on-ramps to the northbound 405 are now shut down in the 10-mile closure away and all ramps from the 101 to the southbound 405 are also closed.

Preparations will soon intensify for the partial demolition of the Mulholland Drive Bridge, seen below.

Although media are reporting light traffic around L.A. tonight, we ask everyone to continue to plan ahead, avoid the area or stay home.

Here is traffic on the 405 at the Mulholland Drive Bridge about 10:30 p.m. Friday night. There will soon be no traffic at all!

 

The same stretch of road earlier Friday evening.

The hoe ram that will be used to partially tear down the bridge.

The view from the Mulholland Bridge earlier this evening.