photo by Dave Sotero/Metro This photo was taken about an hour ago from the Angeleno Hotel at Sunset Boulevard looking south toward the 405. It’s quite a scene, considering this is the very stretch of road that regularly hosts some of Southern California’s worst traffic jams.
photo by Gayle Anderson/Metro Metro highways chief Doug Failing just briefed the media a few minutes ago on the partial demolition of the Mulholland Bridge over the 405. The center part of the southern half of the bridge is now down, as well as three supporting girders. Work is on [continue reading]
photo courtesy the city of Santa Monica Here’s a very cool view of the demolition work being done on the south side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge on the 405 taken this morning. The photo was taken from a city of Santa Monica helicopter.
The tearing down of the southern side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge as seen from the media viewing site about 8:40 this morning. As of mid-morning, all work is on schedule. The latest word from Metro’s operations staff is that ridership so far this morning is light on the Orange [continue reading]
The 405 is now fully closed over the Sepulveda Pass in order to tear down the southern half of the Mulholland Bridge. It is not scheduled to reopen until 6 a.m. Monday. Here is our post from earlier today explaining the many transit options for getting around this weekend. For [continue reading]
Here are a few photos from Dave Sotero and Jose Ubaldo of Metro’s communications staff. They’re both spending the evening in the Sepulveda Pass to monitor the 405 closure, which is now well underway — all on-ramps to the northbound 405 are now shut down in the 10-mile closure away [continue reading]
FREE fares on subway and select bus lines Free fares in effect on Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17 Line & Main Corridor Line & Main Corridor 2 – Sunset Bl 233 & 761 – Van Nuys Bl 4 & 704 – Santa Monica Bl 234 – Sepulveda Bl, [continue reading]
For all the hype and talk about this weekend’s upcoming 405 closure — aka Carmageddon — I’ve also been a little surprised there hasn’t been more discussion of a pretty basic question: is the 405 project really worth the hassle of closing the freeway? I think so. The I-405 Sepulveda [continue reading]
As many of you are surely aware, there’s been several homemade videos floating around the web about Carmageddon. Here’s one that is G rated — as in “government website appropriate” — and is quite funny.
I-405 Closure Counter widget to transform into live stream of images of Carmageddon at midnight on Friday
When the I-405 Countdown to Closure clock rolls into zero at midnight on July 16, the by-now onerous warning will morph into high-definition images streamed live from metro.net for a world-wide view of the demolition work on the Mulholland Bridge during Carmageddon weekend. The countdown clock, a web widget downloadable in [continue reading]