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 [continue reading]
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!
Heard this one on 100.3 earlier — hat tip, The Sound. Hopefully they’ll be walking not driving this weekend.
Pylons are going up and lane closures are underway in advance of the full closure of the 405 between the 10 and 101 that begins in about 90 minutes. The midnight hour is approaching, people! Many reporters are at Camp Carmageddon, just north of the Mulholland Drive Bridge.
It appears darkness has fallen over the Republic, to put it in Star Wars-speak. Good news: traffic already appears to be lightening up. Here’s the view on Google Maps as of 7:37 p.m. below. Good job, people!
A cavalcade of officials just held a news conference at the city’s Emergency Operations Center in downtown Los Angeles about the impending closure of the 405 freeway between the 10 and 101 freeways this weekend. Here’s in short what they said: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: please avoid driving in [continue reading]
One question that I’m sure will come up: LAX FlyAway bus service at Union Station, Van Nuys and Westwood will run on their normal schedules this weekend. Extra buses are being added to ensure service remains on time at all three locations, according to Los Angeles World Airports, the city [continue reading]
First, let’s stay on message: please do not drive this weekend. Plan ahead, avoid the 405 closure area or eat, shop and play locally. Ten miles of a critical part of our freeway system is going to be closed for demolition of the north side of the Mulholland bridge. The [continue reading]
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 [continue reading]
Just in case anyone has forgotten. Oh yeah: you’ll be seeing a lot more of these thanks to a digital billboard campaign by Clear Channel to make sure everyone knows about Carmageddon II. If you missed the announcement last week, the news release is after the jump.