With work on tearing down the southern half of the Mulholland Drive Bridge complete, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Sunday that the 405 freeway over the Sepulveda Pass will begin reopening about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, more than 17 hours before the scheduled reopening at 5 a.m. Monday. “Not enough [continue reading]
The media is waiting for a news conference to begin in which officials are expected to announce when the 405 freeway will be reopened over the Sepulveda Pass.
Latest progress report on Mulholland Bridge: southern half of bridge has been torn down and 405 may reopen early
Here is the latest progress report on work on the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405: •The southern half of the bridge has been demolished. •Workers continue to thoroughly clean the edge of the remaining part of the bridge. •All demolition material and dirt has been removed from the roadway [continue reading]
Just a reminder: the free service Metro is providing on the subway, Orange Line and select bus lines continues on Sunday to help people get around during the 405 closure. Here’s a lengthy post explaining where you can find the free service, which is intended to help connect the San [continue reading]
Officials from the city of Los Angeles and Metro finished a news conference a few minutes ago at the city’s Emergency Operations Center in downtown. A few highlights: •L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa thanked everyone, including the media, for helping get the word out to avoid area roads if at all [continue reading]
As of 2:30 p.m., a report from the contractor, Kiewet, says that all work is on schedule: •All three girders of the center span of the bridge have been demolished and crews are beginning to clear away the demolished concrete, steel, and dirt pad from under the center span. •The [continue reading]
photo by Dave Sotero/Metro This photo was taken about an hour ago from the Angeleno Hotel at Sunset Boulevard looking south toward the 405. It’s quite a scene, considering this is the very stretch of road that regularly hosts some of Southern California’s worst traffic jams.
photo by Gayle Anderson/Metro Metro highways chief Doug Failing just briefed the media a few minutes ago on the partial demolition of the Mulholland Bridge over the 405. The center part of the southern half of the bridge is now down, as well as three supporting girders. Work is on [continue reading]
photo courtesy the city of Santa Monica Here’s a very cool view of the demolition work being done on the south side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge on the 405 taken this morning. The photo was taken from a city of Santa Monica helicopter.
The tearing down of the southern side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge as seen from the media viewing site about 8:40 this morning. As of mid-morning, all work is on schedule. The latest word from Metro’s operations staff is that ridership so far this morning is light on the Orange [continue reading]