Below is the announcement from Unified Command, the officials overseeing the closure this weekend of the 405 freeway. As with Carmageddon I, the freeway is being reopened early. Metro had been targeting a 5 a.m. Monday opening.
Kiewit, the contractor, has finished the clean up process and the re-opening process of the I-405 Freeway has begun. This process started at the I-10 connector ramps and will work north to open off-ramps at 8 p.m. and all lanes of the northbound I-405 freeway are anticipated to be open by 8:45 p.m.. Once the freeway lanes are officially open, the contractor will start to open northbound on-ramps. Once the northbound lanes are open, the process will be repeated on the southbound lanes. The entire process of re-opening the I-405 Freeway will take approximately three hours.
The Unified Command would like to thank Los Angeles residents for heeding the warning to avoid the Sepulveda Pass area and making Carmageddon II a success.