Beginning Friday night, March 1, 2013, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will reduce the northbound I-405 from five lanes to two between Montana Avenue off-ramp and the Getty Center off-ramp in West Los Angeles for 55 hours. The contractor will pave the future High-Occupancy Vehicle lane (HOV) and realign the I-405 in this area. Motorists are advised to anticipate potential delays when traveling through the 2.4-mile lane reduction area and take alternate northbound routes if necessary.
The Southbound I-405 will be open and Northbound Sepulveda will remain fully operational with two lanes throughout the 55-hour lane reduction period.
The three closed freeway lanes and their corresponding on-ramps will be closed for an extended 55-hour duration to enable the contractor to shift k-rail, grind existing pavement, place and compact new pavement and stripe new pavement in the freeway’s center lanes. These activities will enable the contractor to realign this portion of the I-405 to incorporate a future northbound HOV Lane. The HOV lane now under construction will ultimately extend 10 miles between the I-10 and U.S. 101 and complete the last remaining gap in the I-405 HOV lane network.
All northbound freeway lanes and ramps will reopen to the public by 5 a.m. on Monday, March 4. The current weather forecast does not call for rain; however, if that changes, the operation will shift approximately one week. A schedule for lane and ramp closures is as follows:
10pm, Friday, March 1: Lane #1 on NB I-405 will be closed from Montana to Getty
11pm, Friday, March 1: Lane #2 on NB I-405 will be closed from Montana to Getty
12am, Saturday, March 2: Lane #3 on NB I-405 will be closed from Montana to Getty
FULL Northbound I-405 closure: 1am to 6am Saturday, March 2
6am Saturday, March 2 to 2am Sunday, March 3: NB I-405 reduced from 5 lanes to 2 lanes
FULL NB I-405 closure: 2am to 7am, Sunday, March 3
7am Sunday, March 3 to 12am Monday, March 4: NB I-405 reduced from 5 lanes to 2 lanes
Full NB I-405 closure: 12am to 5am Monday, March 4
More information about the closure after the jump!
10pm, Friday, March 1: The NB Getty, Moraga, and Sunset on-ramps will be closed
10pm, Friday, March 1: The NB Moraga and Montana off-ramps will be closed
Westbound Wilshire Boulevard to Northbound Sepulveda will be used as an alternative route for those who wish to bypass the lane reduction area. They will enter Northbound I-405 again at Skirball Center Drive.
Changeable message signs and traffic control officers will be deployed at key locations within the project area to help guide motorists through the area. Emergency access will be provided through the lane reduction area.
For additional project information or to obtain detour maps, visit www.metro.net/405. Follow the project on social media at www.facebook.com/405project and http://twitter.com/I_405. For real-time traffic conditions, visit Caltrans web site at www.quickmap.dot.ca.gov.
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With all this investment in the HOV lane, are there plans for a Metro bus route to use it ? There are currently few PT services between the Valley and LA’s second-largest employment area, and these few services are slow. Perhaps an express bus from the Sepelveda Orange Line station via the HOV lane to UCLA, Westwood and Century City ? If the claimed HOV lane speeds are achieved it shouldn’t take much more than 15 minutes from Sepelveda to UCLA. The Sepelveda station would be a great departure point, because it has the Orange Line, a Metro Rapid line and a huge carpark as feeders.