As most of your know, the new northbound HOV lane on the 405 freeway between the 10 and 101 is opening Friday. There will finally be an HOV on the north side of the freeway to match the one on the southbound side that was completed in 2002. Obviously traffic [continue reading]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy60mjZK8Ww] Earlier this morning, Metro held a press event announcing the reopening of the Mulholland Bridge over the 405. The return of the new bridge to full capacity is the latest milestone for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, which is building a 10-mile carpool lane on the northbound I-405 between the [continue reading]
The iconic Mulholland Bridge that spawned two unprecedented weekend closures of the nation’s busiest freeway and introduced the word “Carmageddon” into the American vernacular was fully reopened to traffic in Los Angeles at 6 a.m. Wednesday after nearly two-and-a-half years of intensive bridge reconstruction work. The contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure West, [continue reading]
The above photo shows some of the first motorists to cross the new bridge atop the Sepulveda Pass this morning. The old bridge was demolished during Carmageddon I & II and the new bridge built to accommodate a wider 405 freeway as part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project [continue reading]
Just a reminder that the Northbound I-405 freeway will be closed this Saturday night, August 24 from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday to enable the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements contractor to complete removing the steel supports needed to build the new Mulholland Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass. Metro’s contractor [continue reading]
On Thursday, Metro staff gave a progress report to the Metro Board’s Construction Committee on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project. Project staff reported that the mega project has overcome some mega challenges over the last three years as it works to improve the I-405 freeway and add a northbound [continue reading]
Below is the announcement from Unified Command, the officials overseeing the closure this weekend of the 405 freeway. As with Carmageddon I, the freeway is being reopened early. Metro had been targeting a 5 a.m. Monday opening. Kiewit, the contractor, has finished the clean up process and the re-opening process [continue reading]
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]
There’s the scene earlier this afternoon as crew work to clean up the roadway. There will be a news conference at 5 p.m. at Camp Carmageddon with an update on construction/demolition progress.
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.