Rampture — the extended 90-day closure of selected Wilshire Boulevard ramps at the 405 originally scheduled to begin in November as part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project – has been officially postponed to early next year.
This may bring a collective sigh of relief from Westside commuters already suffering from the compounding effect of simultaneous construction activities in the area, particularly on major streets like Sunset, Wilshire, and Sepulveda Boulevards.
Construction crews need to finish utility relocation work on Sepulveda and Wilshire Boulevards prior to the Wilshire ramp reconstruction. See previous Source post. For background on the Wilshire Loops work, see the online fact sheet here.
Here’s the e-mail sent this morning from Kasey Shuda, the project’s community relations officer for the Wilshire Segment:
I wanted to inform you that the first 90 day extended closures for ramp reconstruction, for the NB 405 off-ramp to WB Wilshire and WB Wilshire on-ramp to NB 405, is anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2012. The project is currently working on relocating utility lines in Sepulveda and Wilshire, which need to be complete before ramp construction can begin.
We are committed to keeping Sepulveda operational when the ramp reconstruction begins and we will host a Community Meeting at least 30 days prior to the start of construction. Detour maps are available on our website, as well as information about the ramp reconstruction: http://www.metro.net/projects/I-405/wilshire-bl-ramps-reconstruction/