As many of you are surely aware, there’s been several homemade videos floating around the web about Carmageddon. Here’s one that is G rated — as in “government website appropriate” — and is quite funny.
I-405 Closure Counter widget to transform into live stream of images of Carmageddon at midnight on Friday
When the I-405 Countdown to Closure clock rolls into zero at midnight on July 16, the by-now onerous warning will morph into high-definition images streamed live from metro.net for a world-wide view of the demolition work on the Mulholland Bridge during Carmageddon weekend. The countdown clock, a web widget downloadable in [continue reading]
Here is the new PSA from the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the 405 shutdown over the Sepulveda Pass that begins late Friday evening and is scheduled to last until 5 a.m. Monday.
Check out the preview above of a 30-minute program on Carmageddon that was produced by UCLA and is scheduled to air tonight at 8 p.m. and again Friday at 9:30 p.m. on KCET. UCLA’s sprawling campus in Westwood is, of course, directly impacted by this weekend’s closure of the 405 [continue reading]
Metro issued a long news release this afternoon explaining the process in which the Mulholland Bridge will be partially demolished this weekend when the 405 is shut down over the Sepulveda Pass. The entire release is below. Here are a few highlights: •This is not an “implosion” type demolition. Half [continue reading]
Amtrak offers 50 percent discount for travel between Union Station and Bob Hope Airport during Carmageddon
Travelers heading from Los Angeles Union Station downtown to Burbank Bob Hope Airport between July 15 and July 17—during the Mulholland Bridge partial demolition and 405 freeway closure in the Sepulveda Pass—can receive a 50 percent discount from Amtrak. Amtrak describes the offer as an effort to support travelers during [continue reading]
Those who use and/or rely on paratransit services should read the following news release from Access — paratransit vehicles will not have any special access this weekend due to the 405 closure and customers should expect delays: ACCESS ASKS PARATRANSIT RIDERS TO PREPARE FOR I-405 CLOSURE WEEKEND OF JULY 15-17 [continue reading]
Some preliminary good news for Carmageddon: as of 8:15 a.m. Monday morning, the National Weather Service is predicting decent weather for this weekend in the San Fernando Valley. See the forecast above, taken from the NWS website. If the forecast holds, it will certainly help not to have blazing hot [continue reading]
Here’s one of the more unusual news releases I’ve seen regarding the shutdown of the 405 over the Sepulveda Pass next weekend:
The agency had previously announced free service on the Orange Line busway and the Red and Purple line subway on the weekend of July 16-17, when the 405 will be closed over the Sepulveda Pass for the partial demolition of the Mulholland Bridge. In addition, the Metro Board of Directors [continue reading]