Here’s the skinny on what’s going on this week on the I-405:
The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements project contractor is scheduled to implement full directional freeway closures on the nights of Tuesday, June 18, through Friday, June 21, 2013 to install girders for the Skirball Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass.
Closure Location Anticipated night Southbound 405 from 101 Freeway to Getty ramps (lane closures start at 10 p.m.) June 18 – 19 Northbound 405 from the Getty ramps to Ventura Boulevard (lane closures start at 10 p.m.) June 20 – 21 Skirball Bridge Closure (from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.) June 18 – 21
Each night, ramps within the freeway closure limits will begin to close as early as 7 p.m. and freeway lanes will begin to close as early as 10 p.m., leading up to the full directional freeway closure between the hours of 12 a.m., midnight, to 5 a.m. For Friday night, the full closure will occur from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
- Sepulveda Boulevard will remain open during the nights of the full directional freeway closure
- Emergency vehicle access will be maintained. Pedestrians will be rerouted to a safe area outside of the construction zone.
- Detour maps are available at www.metro.net/405
- Schedule and details are subject to change.
The I-10 ExpressLanes near the I-5 interchange has been blocked by an overturned big rig. The California Highway Patrol expects to clear this incident and resume normal operations around 4:30 p.m.
The Silver Line, 485 and 487/489 are currently detouring via a combination of local streets and I-10 general purpose lanes. Customers at LAC+USC Med Center or Cal State LA should board detoured buses on the upper street level. Metro supervisors have been dispatched to these stations to assist patrons. Silver Line customers along the I-110 ExpressLanes portion may experience residual delays as a result of the incident.
Customers are encouraged to consider using alternate service: Bus Line 70, 71 serve LAC+USC Med Center, Line 71 and Metrolink San Bernardino Line serve CSULA.
Those wishing to use the I-10 ExpressLanes this afternoon can enter at the I-710 interchange. However, the ExpressLanes entrance at Alameda is closed until the incident is cleared.
Here is the news release from Metro:
Effective Sunday, June 23, Metro will make a series of minor changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of bus service including more midday service on the popular Metro Orange Line and better connectivity to Olive View Medical Center in the San Fernando Valley.
Metro will provide additional midday service on the Metro Orange Line improving the frequency of buses from every 10 minutes to every 8 minutes on weekdays. Additional service also will be added to improve late night service.
Olive View Medical Center in the San Fernando Valley will get better connectivity by renumbering existing Line 290 to Line 90 so passengers will now be able to board Line 90 buses with continuous service to and from the medical facility.
The City of Los Angeles is launching the Bringing Back Broadway project which will reduce traffic by one lane in the southbound direction on Broadway in Downtown LA for sidewalk improvements between 1st and 11th streets. To reduce bus congestion and ensure bus schedules are maintained, Metro will move the southbound buses on Lines 30/330 and 40 from Broadway to Spring St. Lines 45 and 745 will remain on Broadway in both directions. Once the streetscape plan is complete on Broadway, all northbound lines will have major stop changes.
Below is a list of planned service changes and route modifications to start on June 23, 2013. For complete details, look for revised timetables on metro.net or on buses during June.
Line 40 Downtown LA – South Bay Galleria via MLK Bl – Hawthorne Bl
Minor route and stop changes due to upcoming implementation of the Broadway Streetscape Plan. Southbound buses are routed via Spring St from 1st St to 11th St, then over to Broadway and regular route.
Line 30/330 Pico/Rimpau-Downtown LA-Indiana Station via Pico Bl & East 1st St
Minor route and stop changes due to upcoming implementation of the Broadway Streetscape Plan. Southbound buses are routed via Spring St from 1st St to Pico Bl, then regular route.
Line 290 Olive View Medical Center – Sunland via Foothill Bl
Line 290 is renumbered Line 90. Passengers may now board a Line 90 bus with continuous service to and from Olive View Medical Center. A minor route improvement near Olive View Medical Center also allows southbound buses to serve the new Olive View Community Mental Health Center.
Line 603 Glendale Galleria-Grand Station via Hoover St, Rampart Bl & San Fernando Rd
Minor southbound reroute to Alvarado St from Westlake Av between 6th and 7th Sts. Passengers may board Line 603 on Alvarado St at Wilshire Bl.
Metro Orange Line – Chatsworth Station – North Hollywood Station
Weekday midday service will be improved from every 10 to 8 minutes. Also late night service will have minor improvements.
Here is the news release from Metro:
The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements contractor is scheduled to conduct a full northbound freeway closure from Santa Monica Boulevard to Moraga Drive Saturday night, June 8, 2013 from 1:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. (Sunday morning) and Sunday night, June 9, 2013 from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. (Monday morning).
The full northbound freeway closure is necessary to conduct repaving and striping activities for a new additional lane. A portion of the new additional lane is scheduled to open to motorists Monday, June 10, 2013 at 5 a.m. The northbound on-ramp from Santa Monica is also scheduled to be reconfigured this weekend, and the existing barrier at the on-ramp from Santa Monica and off-ramp to Wilshire will be removed. This will provide additional merge time for motorists traveling on the on-ramp from Santa Monica and off-ramp to Wilshire.
·Detour: Exit Santa Monica Boulevard, east on Santa Monica Boulevard, north on Sepulveda, enter I-405 at Moraga Drive.
·Schedule and details are subject to change based on progress and field conditions.
·CHP will be monitoring the area surrounding the closure.
Schedule and details are subject to change. For a listing of daily closures and latest updates visit our website at www.metro.net/405 or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/I_405 and Facebook at www.facebook.com/405project
L.A. Pride Weekend starts today and celebrations last through Sunday, June 9. Whether you’re heading to West Hollywood for the festivities or just traveling through the area, please be aware of the street closures and bus detours that will be taking place this weekend.
Bus lines 10, 30/330, 105 and 705 will be detouring over the weekend, see the service advisory for more details. Bus lines 2, 4, 10, 105, 217, 218 and 704 will be detouring on Sunday for the Christopher Street West Parade, see the service advisory for details.
For a list of parade street and facility closures, check here.
The free Pride Ride Cityline shuttle will be in operation this weekend to help residents and festival attendees avoid traffic and parking congestion. The shuttle will be marked with a brightly colored sign that says “Get on the Pride Ride!” and will feature festive music. The shuttle will run at approximately 10-minute intervals all weekend long. It will pick up and drop off at all Metro stops along Santa Monica Boulevard, as well as mid-block if safety allows.
Keep reading after the jump to see the Pride Ride operation schedule.
Here’s the news release from Metro:
Effective at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, buses operating on Metro Line 460 in the Cerritos-Santa Fe Springs-Norwalk area will be detoured due to the demolition of the Alondra Boulevard Bridge. The reconstruction of the bridge, which is part of the Caltrans Freeway Widening Project on the I-5 Freeway between the Orange County Line and the I-605 Freeway, is scheduled to take approximately one year to complete.
During the construction period, Metro Line 460 ( Downtown Los Angeles – Disneyland via Harbor Transitway & 1-105 Freeway) will operate its regular route from downtown Los Angeles to Rosecrans Avenue and Carmenita Road then continue east via Rosecrans Avenue, south on Valley View Avenue to Alondra Boulevard, then resume regular route via Alondra Boulevard to south terminal.
From south terminal to downtown Los Angeles, service will operate regular route to Alondra Boulevard and Valley View Avenue, then north on Valley View Avenue, west on Rosecrans Avenue to Carmenita Road, and then resume regular route via Rosecrans Avenue to downtown Los Angeles. Along the detour route stops will be made in both directions on Rosecrans Avenue at Carmenita Road and on Alondra Boulevard at Valley View Avenue.
The following stops will not be served during the detour:
Carmenita & Mapledale
Carmenita & Excelsior
Carmenita & Molette
Alondra & Carmenita
Alondra & Commerce
Alondra & Marquardt (eastbound)
Alondra & Firestone (westbound)
In addition, connections to Metro Line 128 will not be possible during this detour.
Metro apologizes for an inconvenience this detour may cause bus patrons while Caltrans completes these highway improvements. Patrons may experience some occasional delays.
The above closure comes addition to the northbound closure tonight from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday at Santa Monica Boulevard — motorists will be able to exit the freeway at Santa Monica Boulevard and then re-enter, but delays are expected. More information about tonight’s closure here. The above flier applies to the closure Sunday and Monday nights.
UPDATE, 3:28 p.m.: Power has been restored to all stations and trains are stopping now at all stations. Thank you for your patience.
UPDATE, 3:15 p.m.: Power restored to all stations except Soto. Bus shuttles now running between Mariachi Plaza and Indiana. Please follow announcements.
Bus shuttles will be replacing the Gold Line between Pico/Aliso station and the Maravilla station. Expect delays.
Here’s the news release from Metro:
A short section of the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway, between the Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramp and the Santa Monica Boulevard off-ramp will be closed tonight and tomorrow night, Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. Motorists traveling north will be able to exit the northbound freeway at Santa Monica, go straight through the traffic light and re-enter the freeway on the Santa Monica on-ramp. Because of the full northbound freeway closure, motorists are advised to avoid the area during that time period, as well as directly before and after.
The contractor will continue to repair the approach slab at the connection between the I-405 freeway and the Santa Monica off-ramp. Similar work was completed last weekend.
- Northbound Santa Monica Boulevard off- and on-ramps will remain open.
- Detour: Exit northbound at the Santa Monica Boulevard off-ramp, go straight through traffic light and enter the Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramp.
- Traffic control officers will be deployed.
- CHP will be monitoring the area surrounding the closure.
The following will be closed during the 10-hour time period:
- Northbound Olympic Boulevard on-ramp
- Santa Monica Boulevard from Sawtelle Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard
- I-10 west connector to northbound I-405
- I-10 east connector to northbound I-405
What to expect:
- Construction schedule is subject to change based on daily progress and field conditions.
- Notification of ramp closures will be provided on a daily basis through the PM Closure e-mail notices. Subscribe to daily e-mail alerts at www.metro.net/405.
- For a listing of daily closures and latest updates visit our website at www.metro.net/405 or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/I_405 and Facebook at www.facebook.com/405project