Here are a few photos from Dave Sotero and Jose Ubaldo of Metro’s communications staff. They’re both spending the evening in the Sepulveda Pass to monitor the 405 closure, which is now well underway — all on-ramps to the northbound 405 are now shut down in the 10-mile closure away [continue reading]
A news conference just wrapped up at the city of Los Angeles’ Emergency Operations Center about the upcoming 405 closure over the Sepulveda Pass this weekend for the partial demolition of the Mulholland Bridge. Among the points made at the news conference: •Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked the public [continue reading]
FREE fares on subway and select bus lines Free fares in effect on Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17 Line & Main Corridor Line & Main Corridor 2 – Sunset Bl 233 & 761 – Van Nuys Bl 4 & 704 – Santa Monica Bl 234 – Sepulveda Bl, [continue reading]
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]