It's here! Carmageddon begins tonight, with full closure of the 405 freeway between the 10 and the 101 freeways by midnight. Here's a news release issued yesterday by Metro:
Metro will add more service as needed this weekend to accommodate increased ridership during Carmageddon II, the complete closure of the I-405 between the I-10 and US 101. The closure will begin tomorrow night, Sept. 28, when I-405 ramps begin closing. Freeway lanes will gradually be closed, beginning as early as 10 p.m., until all lanes are closed at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29.
During Carmageddon weekend, all Metro Rail lines and the Orange Line will run according to regular weekend schedule with the following additions:
● The Red Line will run with longer-length trains; additional service will be added, if needed.
● Blue, Expo and Orange lines will have standby vehicles to be added, if needed.
● Metro Rapid 761 (Van Nuys Boulevard/Sepulveda Pass Rapid) will run with additional buses, supplementing the existing weekend schedule.
For Metro travel details go to the Trip Planner at metro.net; for I-405 closure details go to metro.net/405, watch for posts on The Source at metro.net and sign up for Twitter alerts: @metroLAalerts and @metrolosangeles.