Official update: 405 on track to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday

Cleanup of the 405 freeway earlier this afternoon. Photo by Ralph G. Sbragia for Metro.

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 that everything has gone well and also thanked area residents for staying off the road this weekend.

County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said Carmageddon II marked the “beginning of the end” for the I-405 Sepulveda Improvements Project, which he said will be complete in late 2013.

Aerial footage of the site shows that the northern half of the Mulholland Drive bridge is completely gone, with crews now working to clear the freeway of dirt and construction and demolition materials.


2 replies

  1. Any info where the recycled material will go, maybe towards Expo phase II? The last I heard, recycled material from the old southern portion of the Mulholland Drive bridge went to the Orange Line extension.

  2. Just to add a little more detail to the caption: What is pictured is the rubble pile from the deconstucted northern portion of the Mulholland Bridge at about 12:45 Sunday. The pile has continued to grow as the day progressed. The dirt, concrete and any remaining reinforcing steel will be seperated and processed for recycling. – Ralph G. Sbragia, CSP, Metro Construction Safety Manager, I-405 Project.