That’s the scene as of a couple minutes ago as traffic on the northbound 405 rolled under the Mulholland Drive Bridge with horns a-honkin’ — led by a big-time escort by the CHP and Caltrans vehicles (below). The southbound lanes should be open in the next hour or two. The [continue reading]
Below is the announcement from Unified Command, the officials overseeing the closure this weekend of the 405 freeway. As with Carmageddon I, the freeway is being reopened early. Metro had been targeting a 5 a.m. Monday opening. Kiewit, the contractor, has finished the clean up process and the re-opening process [continue reading]
Photographs courtesy of LACMTA (Josh Southwick, Metro Creative Services)
As expected, officials just announced that work on demolition of the northern side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405 freeway has gone well this weekend. As a result, the 405 is on track to reopen at 5 a.m. tomorrow, as was planned. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said [continue reading]
There’s the scene earlier this afternoon as crew work to clean up the roadway. There will be a news conference at 5 p.m. at Camp Carmageddon with an update on construction/demolition progress.
Here are a few photos I took late Saturday afternoon and early evening. Disclosure: I applied some filters and other processing to try to hide my photographic deficiencies. Plus, I like how they look. Click on any of them to see larger.
One of the big hoe-rams departing the scene — more signs of progress.