As we wait for lane closures to begin at 10 p.m., a thematically-correct tune for our friends at Kiewit Infrastructure West, the contractor doing the heavy lifting this weekend while bringing down the north side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge. Only thing heavy I’m presently lifting is a fork-full of [continue reading]
It appears darkness has fallen over the Republic, to put it in Star Wars-speak. Good news: traffic already appears to be lightening up. Here’s the view on Google Maps as of 7:37 p.m. below. Good job, people!
Still a lot of traffic at 7 p.m. as ramp closures begin.
A cavalcade of officials just held a news conference at the city’s Emergency Operations Center in downtown Los Angeles about the impending closure of the 405 freeway between the 10 and 101 freeways this weekend. Here’s in short what they said: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: please avoid driving in [continue reading]
One question that I’m sure will come up: LAX FlyAway bus service at Union Station, Van Nuys and Westwood will run on their normal schedules this weekend. Extra buses are being added to ensure service remains on time at all three locations, according to Los Angeles World Airports, the city [continue reading]
First, let’s stay on message: please do not drive this weekend. Plan ahead, avoid the 405 closure area or eat, shop and play locally. Ten miles of a critical part of our freeway system is going to be closed for demolition of the north side of the Mulholland bridge. The [continue reading]
Here’s the news release from the city of Los Angeles: LOS ANGELES — Councilmember Bill Rosendahl and the Los Angeles Fire Department are working together to ensure adequate fire and emergency medical resources are deployed on the Westside during the full closure of the 405 Freeway this weekend. The closure, [continue reading]
Just in case anyone has forgotten. Oh yeah: you’ll be seeing a lot more of these thanks to a digital billboard campaign by Clear Channel to make sure everyone knows about Carmageddon II. If you missed the announcement last week, the news release is after the jump.
Here is the video and a few pics from this morning, when the newly reconstructed Sunset Boulevard Bridge over the 405 freeway fully reopened:
Metro, Kiewit complete major reconstruction work on Sunset bridge, reopen all lanes to Westside motorists
This is a nice kickoff to Carmageddon week. Here’s the news release from Metro: Los Angeles, Calif. – Marking the first bridge delivery milestone for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and its contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure West, have officially completed major reconstruction [continue reading]