We survived "Carmageddon," but are we ready for an extended spin-off of long-term closures when the 405 freeway's Wilshire Blvd. ramps project begins next month? Also, what will we name this new traffic calamity?
County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who explains the ramp closures in detail, blogged that the construction will take 90 days and start on June 22.
According to the L.A. Weekly, Yaroslavsky first coined the staying name of this construction project's older brother. "Carmageddon" was an instant hit, but this time media outlets have yet to settle on a moniker. While an LA Curbed reporter jumped on dubbing the 405 freeway ramp's second overhaul "The Rampture," the L.A. Times seems to be going with "Carmageddon II."
Any more suggestions?
In addition to the ramp construction project, an actual Carmageddon II is on its way. Later this summer, the 405 will again be completely shut down in both directions for a weekend as workers demolish one side of Mullholland Bridge.
Yaroslavsky and officials from Metro, Caltrans and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation will discuss the project at a news conference Friday morning. The contruction comes after delays since at least October of last year.