Get ready for a full southbound lane closure on the I-405 between the 101 and Getty Center Drive on Monday night (4/1-2) only. Sepulveda Boulevard will remain open. The closure is necessary so that rebuilding work can continue on the Mulholland Bridge. Metro has just released the following details: Southbound I-405 Freeway Closure [continue reading]
Here’s the construction notice; please note that it’s an overnight closure only with the planned full closure lasting from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. That said, lanes will begin closing earlier meaning there could be backups Saturday night — please plan accordingly.
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 [continue reading]
Here are a few photos I took late Saturday afternoon and early evening. Disclosure: I applied some filters and other processing to try to hide my photographic deficiencies. Plus, I like how they look. Click on any of them to see larger.
A good view from the roadway looking south at the bridge and work on demolishing the last of the old bridge columns for the north side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge.
The photo gives you an idea of all the activity still on the freeway surface; a lot of dirt and debris still needs to be cleared from the roadway.
Metro’s Jose Ubaldo shot this with his cell phone. It helps give you a good idea of the work at hand — literally taking down half the bridge. Compared with the photo below taken shortly after sunrise Sunday, the video shows how much work has been done in the past [continue reading]
Wow. What happened to the northern side of the bridge?!
Here’s the statement from Unified Command: Sunday morning, the CHP responded to two isolated and unrelated incidents of pedestrians attempting to enter closed sections of the I-405 Freeway. The individuals were detained and cited for pedestrians on freeway. We remind the public that not only is it illegal to attempt [continue reading]
Photographs courtesy of LACMTA (Josh Southwick, Metro Creative Services)