Carmageddon musical interlude, part 3

Kinda hard to resist this one. Just substitute “Mulholland Bridge” for “Meadowlands” in the lyrics.

405 scene, 10:17 a.m. — bringing down a bridge

The middle span on the north side looks to be going, going, gone….

Photo by Gary Leonard for Metro.

Unified Command statement on trucks trying to use Sepulveda Boulevard

Unified Command has just issued this statement:

The 405 Closure Unified Command has received information that several large trucks have attempted to utilize Sepulveda Boulevard to bypass the freeway closure.  This must not happen and could pose a hazard to emergency services through the Sepulveda pass.  Effective immediately, law enforcement and traffic enforcement will be enforcing the height and weight restrictions along Sepulveda Boulevard.  Trucks exceeding the limits will be cited.  Trucks must utilize the regional freeway systems and alternate routes.  This information is available on numerous websites including, or by calling 511.

405 scene, 10:45 a.m.

Photo by Jose Ubaldo/Metro


Empty freeway, 7:35 a.m.

Photo by Kim Upton/Metro.

And here’s the view looking north from Camp Carmageddon toward the San Fernando Valley about 90 minutes ago.

405 scene, 7:06 a.m.

Photo by Kim Upton/Metro.

The north side of the bridge is coming down — here’s what it looked like just after 7 a.m.

As for traffic, here’s the real-time map from Caltrans at 8:45 a.m. Lot of green is good!

Reminder: West Valley bike ride tomorrow a.m.; good Carmageddon counter-programming

 “This ride is welcomed by Metro’s Media Relations, and Metro’s Bike Program whose mission is to make bicycling

more viable in L. A. County.  Since Metro is asking people not to drive, it is a perfect opportunity to bike instead!”


The West Valley Ride

Lead By:  Jesse Fuller and Matt Weintraub

Saturday, September 29, 2012

9:30 am until 12:30 pm

Metro Orange Line Chatsworth Station

San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA 

Route 1 – 12.5 miles along Orange Line Bike Path (beginning-intermediate):

Route 2 – 34 miles showing off some of the new bike lanes

in the West Valley (intermediate-advanced):

We leave Chatsworth Station at 10am.

We will be visiting the Japanese Gardens at Balboa Park by 12noon

(free admission for riders I hear).

Facebook Event Page:

If there is any further information you need about the ride, please let me know.

Jesse Fuller |  |  (818) 264-4647