Skirball Bridge demolition schedule has changed due to early completion of work on section over southbound lanes of I-405 freeway

The schedule and associated closures for the Skirball Bridge demolition and reconstruction work activity has changed due to the contractor’s early completion of work on the section of the bridge that is located over the southbound I-405 freeway. The demolition work over this section of the Skirball Bridge has been completed earlier than planned.

For tonight, Wednesday, October 13, the contractor will now begin work to demolish the north side of the Skirball Bridge that is located over the northbound I-405 freeway, as the remaining schedule of work has been moved up by one day. The updated schedule and closures for this work activity for today are as follows:

•Full directional northbound freeway closure from 12 am to 5 am from Getty Center Drive to Ventura Blvd.

•The southbound HOV and #1 lane will be closed at 11 pm to 6 am

•Skirball Center Drive Bridge will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am

•Northbound Skirball on- and off-ramps will be closed from 7 pm to 6 am

•Southbound Skirball on- and off-ramps will be closed from 7 pm to 6 am

Work will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. over the next three nights period. Actual bridge demolition is planned between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. Two nights of bridge abutment demolition are planned approximately one month later. While the bridge will be closed during night-time demolition, it will be opened again to thru traffic by 6 a.m. the next morning.

Access to surrounding local streets, the freeway and freeway ramps during demolition will be impacted.  To keep traffic moving, detours will be set up and traffic control officers will be stationed at critical locations to help direct traffic.  Detailed information on all closures, including recommended detours, will be made available in advance on

During freeway closures, Sepulveda Boulevard will remain open and can be used as a primary detour route. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.

For additional project information and ongoing construction updates, visit or call the project hotline at 213-922-3665.