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405 Freeway Closures Between Getty Center & 101for Four Nights October 25

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The schedule for this week’s full directional freeway closures in support of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project has been revised. These closures will now begin tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 25, 2011, and last approximately four nights. The full directional I-405 freeway closure will be between Getty Center Drive and U.S. 101 during the late […]

October 25th, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

Sunset Bridge Reconstruction; Road, Ramp Closures Beginning Sept. 30

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The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor will reconstruct all approaches to the Sunset Boulevard Bridge that spans the I-405 freeway in West Los Angeles, a construction activity that will require two separate phased 14-day ramp and roadway closures beginning Sept. 30, 2011. Motorists should anticipate delays and are encouraged to plan ahead when traveling […]

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

Carmageddon, Not So Carmageddonish’

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As 7pm Friday, July 15th closed upon us Angelino’s, it seemed we were all scrambling to get our errands done and schedules completed to thwart the surmise of Carmageddon. 7pm came and the 405 was shut down, crews quickly entered the freeway and started with their tasks. The strangest things happened next. People listened. That’s […]

July 19th, 2011 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Travel | Read More »

This Weekend is “Carmageddon”!

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Watch a Special Message from Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa on the I-405 Closure on Metro’s website.  The closure of the I-405 between the U.S. 101 and the I-10 will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15th, and end at 6 a.m. Monday, July 18th. On Friday, July 15, ramps along the 10 mile closure will begin […]

July 14th, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

Mayor Villaraigosa Releases Video Urging Angelenos to Use I-405 Closure As Opportunity to Explore Local Neighborhoods and Businesses

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this morning released a video in English and Spanish urging Los Angeles area residents to make this weekend’s closure of the I-405 an opportunity to explore neighborhoods near where they live, to support local small businesses, to discover public transportation and to use their bikes to get around. From Friday night at […]

July 14th, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

Mulholland Bridge Demolition Will be a Meticulous not a Vegas-style Implosion

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Contractors for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project are planning a precise, carefully orchestrated ballet of workers and machinery to demolish half of the Mulholland Bridge the weekend of July 16-17, not a Vegas-style demolition. The iconic three-span box girder bridge, standing tall between the canyon vistas connecting San Fernando Valley suburbs with urban Los […]

July 13th, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

405 Closure Tips for Success

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As the closure of the I-405 freeway approaches, we wanted to make sure that businesses located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area are preparing for the closure. Possible preparations for employers and businesses include: Arrange deliveries ahead of normal scheduling. By sending items out early, businesses can ensure that their products will have minimal delivery […]

July 13th, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

Ask Government George 7-11-11

Ask Government George

Question: Dear Government George, what do you know about alternate routes for the 405 shutdown this weekend? Answer: Well, Sepulveda Boulevard is intended as an alternate route for local resident access only. Sepulveda Boulevard will not have the capacity to accommodate both local and diverted freeway traffic. Those using Sepulveda Boulevard should expect extreme congestion […]

July 12th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Travel Tips of the Week 7-11-11

Los Angeles County Arboretum

By Jean Stauber, Travel Editor If you feel you must travel on “Carmageddon” weekend, I recommend these two destinations: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens located in Arcadia are a must-see. Here, you’ll find multiple gardens grouped by geography spread over more than 125 acres. […]

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »


Japanese Gardens Van Nuys

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor It’s just a few days now until the 405 Freeway will be closed from the 101 to the 10 Freeeways. What plans have you made for that weekend? In past columns I’ve suggested a FREE Metro Subway ride to Olvera Street or even to Hollywood. Last week I suggested a […]

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

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