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.
Here’s the good word: The Unified Command for the 405 Freeway closure will be providing periodic messages related to the closure to the public through a system called Nixle. Anyone who has a text capable phone or an e-mail address can subscribe to receive these messages. To subscribe to the [continue reading]
Here is the news release: Update: Carmageddon II Closure LOS ANGELES (Fri., Sept. 28, 2012, 9:30 p.m.) – The Interstate 405 Freeway (I-405) Unified Command announced that the following ramp closures are now in effect: • All On Ramps Northbound of the I-405 Freeway between I-10 and U.S. 101 are [continue reading]
As we wait for lane closures to begin at 10 p.m., a thematically-correct tune for our friends at Kiewit Infrastructure West, the contractor doing the heavy lifting this weekend while bringing down the north side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge. Only thing heavy I’m presently lifting is a fork-full of [continue reading]
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!
Still a lot of traffic at 7 p.m. as ramp closures begin.
Here’s what it looked like an hour before closures were set to begin for freeway ramps.
Using the search term “horrible traffic jam” on YouTube: Karachi, Pakistani: Accra, Ghana: Shanghai, China:
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]