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Carmageddon, Not So Carmageddonish’

405 Freeway Closure

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 »

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 »

Countdown To Carmageddon 405 Closure

Freeway Closures

Extended 53-Hour Closure of I-405 Freeway Between U.S. 101 and I-10 Planned in Mid-July for Mulholland Bridge Demolition Work Plan Ahead, Avoid The Area, Or Stay Home. That’s the message public safety officials are sending to the public in anticipation of a planned 10-mile, 53- hour closure of the I-405 freeway between the U.S. 101 […]

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

Go to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier for the 405 Closure

Pacific Park Santa Monica Pier

Free Unlimited Ride Pass and Construction Cone Colored Cotton Candy Guests with a San Fernando Valley zip code receive a free unlimited ride pass while all guests purchasing an unlimited ride pass receive a free construction cone colored orange cotton candy. SANTA MONICA, Calif., (July 8, 2011) — Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is […]

July 8th, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

405 Closure Update: Free Rides

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Metro and Metrolink have both bolstered their planned transit services during the closure weekend – July 16-17, 2011. Metro will provide free rides on the Metro Red/Purple Line subway, as well as on the Metro Orange Line and select bus lines during the closure weekend to further spur transit trips between the San Fernando Valley […]

July 8th, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

i 405 Closure Update

Freeway Closures

Have questions about the Mulholland Bridge demolition and related 405 closure on July 16-17? Ask the experts during Metro’s live Internet Chat As LA prepares for the 53-hour closure of the I-405 freeway between the I-10 and US 101 the weekend of July 16-17, the public is being encouraged to plan ahead, avoid the area or stay home. […]

June 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News | Read More »

Temporary I-405 Closure near Skirball

Freeway Closures

Residents are urged to stay away from the I-405 the weekend of July 16-17, when the freeway will be closed for construction to create a 10-mile northbound carpool lane. “The I-405 widening project will provide commuters with a continuous carpool lane from Orange County to the San Fernando Valley, saving them 20 minutes on their […]

June 9th, 2011 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

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