If you’re dying to know more about Jamzilla – happening Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 14 – 18 – you can just ask. Metro will be hosting a live chat about Jamzilla on AMA Reddit next Friday. Here’s the press release from Metro:
1-Hour “Jamzilla” Live Chat Friday, February 7 at Noon
As Los Angeles prepares for an unprecedented 80-hour paving operation in the Sepulveda Pass over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 14-18, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be available to answer questions about the complex operation and related traffic impacts during a one-hour noontime “Ask Me Anything”(AMA) live web chat Friday, February 7, 2014 at http://www.reddit.com/r/MetroLosAngeles/.
The public is being advised to avoid delays, reduce driving or stay away from the project area to avoid multi-hour traffic delays as the project contractor paves 5.6 miles of northbound freeway lanes between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard.
What exactly will the contractor be doing? What are the best ways for the public to avoid or minimize the impacts of this major operation? How bad could traffic get? Is Sepulveda Boulevard an effective alternate route for all diverted freeway traffic? What are the preferred alternate freeway routes? How is “Jamzilla” different from previous “Carmageddon” operations?
K.N. Murthy, Metro’s Executive Director of Transit Project Delivery, as well as Caltrans and other key members of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will be available to answer these questions and more.
The February 7 chat is a key public outreach effort for the online community planned exactly one week prior to the official start of the Presidents’ Day operation. The closure will begin Friday, February 14 at 10 p.m. and end Tuesday, February 18 by 6 a.m. The closure consists of a partial daytime lane reductions (three out of five lanes) and a full nighttime closure of northbound freeway lanes.