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.
Mulholland Drive closure on west side of Mulholland Bridge this weekend to prepare for Carmageddon II
This is it — the last work before Carmageddon next weekend. Traffic is being shifted over to the rebuilt south side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405 freeway in order to prepare for the demolition of the north side next weekend. Here’s the construction notice:
UPDATE, 3:35 p.m.: the station is now reopen. Due to police activity at this time, the Red Line subway's Hollywood/Highland station is closed and trains are bypassing the station. Please use the Hollywood/Vine station as an alternative and follow announcements. Updates are also available on Metro's Twitter feed. Posted [continue reading]
Here's the news release from Metro: Los Angeles, Calif. – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and its contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure West, plan to open two key ramps — the Westbound Wilshire on-ramp to the Northbound I-405 and the Northbound I-405 off-ramp to Westbound Wilshire — on Friday, [continue reading]
UPDATE, 9:40 a.m.: The Blue Line is resuming normal service between Washington-7th/Metro. A Blue Line train collided with a Metro bus Line 51 in downtown Los Angeles at approx. 6:56 a.m. The train was heading southbound when it hit the southbound bus at Washington and San Pedro on the south side [continue reading]
Countdown clock widgets for Carmageddon II on the weekend of Sept. 29-30 are now available in a variety of sizes. Please see this page on metro.net to get the code — the widgets are very easy to install on websites.