The answer, according to Metro officials, is that it was a mixed bag — due, in part, to reduced travel in the region. The evidence suggests that people didn’t just stop driving, they stopped going anywhere for good chunks of the weekend. Metro offered free service on the Orange Line [continue reading]
photo by Gayle Anderson/Metro That was the scene a little while ago as the first wave of cars traveled over the Sepulveda Pass on the southbound 405.
With work on tearing down the southern half of the Mulholland Drive Bridge complete, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Sunday that the 405 freeway over the Sepulveda Pass will begin reopening about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, more than 17 hours before the scheduled reopening at 5 a.m. Monday. “Not enough [continue reading]
The media is waiting for a news conference to begin in which officials are expected to announce when the 405 freeway will be reopened over the Sepulveda Pass.
Here is the latest progress report on work on the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405: •The southern half of the bridge has been demolished. •Workers continue to thoroughly clean the edge of the remaining part of the bridge. •All demolition material and dirt has been removed from the roadway [continue reading]
Metro’s Peter Watkinson took these photos beginning early Saturday and continuing throughout the day of the work to partially tear down the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405 freeway.
Just a reminder: the free service Metro is providing on the subway, Orange Line and select bus lines continues on Sunday to help people get around during the 405 closure. Here’s a lengthy post explaining where you can find the free service, which is intended to help connect the San [continue reading]
Officials from the city of Los Angeles and Metro finished a news conference a few minutes ago at the city’s Emergency Operations Center in downtown. A few highlights: •L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa thanked everyone, including the media, for helping get the word out to avoid area roads if at all [continue reading]
As of 2:30 p.m., a report from the contractor, Kiewet, says that all work is on schedule: •All three girders of the center span of the bridge have been demolished and crews are beginning to clear away the demolished concrete, steel, and dirt pad from under the center span. •The [continue reading]
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.