Ramp Jam Live Chat June 15. Send in advance questions

Wondering how you will survive the Wilshire ramps closure set to begin June 22 and last about a year? In advance of the planned 90-day closure for reconstruction of the first two Wilshire ramps at the I-405, Board of Supervisors Chairman and Metro Board Member Zev Yaroslavsky will hold an interactive Live Chat from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 15.

You can join the chat live at metro.net and/or you can send in advance questions to livechat@metro.net.

Here’s your chance to ask Zev and members of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project team questions about the closures that are expected to create additional Westside congestion as all eight Wilshire ramps are consecutively demolished and rebuilt over the next year or more.

Here are a couple of charts that show how many cars are using the 405 in both directions at Wilshire — the exact reason Metro is trying to prepare everyone for traffic in the area.

6 replies

  1. My survival plan is to do all my shopping and eating west of the 405 before the problems begin. And route my access to and from the 405 and 101 far away from either Wilshire Blvd or Santa Monica Blvd. Also, to stay off of Santa Monica Blvd near the 405 as I feel that it will have a worse traffic jam than Wilshire due to cars detouring to that location. One of my neighbors sold their home east of the 405 and bought a home in Santa Monica as their children attend a private school there. They tired of the slow traffic crossing beneath the I-405 mornings and afternoons.

  2. Are we really so scared of the religious association of the term “Rampture” that we’re going to switch to something that isn’t even a clever apocalyptic pun like Carmageddon was? I live between Santa Monica and Olympic and work in the Valley, so I’ll have to deal with a lot of the traffic spillover, but the switch to the new boring name is bothering me a lot more.

  3. THE BEST WAY TO AVOID THIS ISSUE

    “GO EXPO LINE” NOW THAT CULVER CITY WILL BE OPEN

    IT’S RIGHT OFF THE I-10 and SHORT TRIP FROM I-405

    Tons of Free Parking

  4. Please explain how widening highways decreases our unsustainable dependency on petrol driven vehicles.

    I propose that a better and longer envisioning plan would be to unify our public mass transit into a system that improves ease of use and encourages cleaner alternative options…. walking and bicycling not only produces less pollution, it is a better health plan.