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Carmageddon 2: The end of the world returns Sept. 29-30 to the 405 freeway



Drivers made their way back onto a section of the 405 freeway that had been shut down for much of the weekend.
Drivers made their way back onto a section of the 405 freeway that had been shut down for much of the weekend.
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Mark your doomsday datebooks, Metro has announced that the I-405 Freeway will be closed in both directions, between the 10 and the 101, over the weekend of Sept. 29-30. Plan dinner parties accordingly.

Carmageddon 2: Congestion Boogaloo will take the form of a 10-mile closure for 53 consecutive hours as work on the Sepulveda Pass continues. The portion of closed freeway typically touches tires with about half a million motorists on a normal weekend, says Metro. 

During the shutdown, workers will be demolishing the rest of the Mulholland Drive bridge. Drivers across the state are being advised to "Plan Ahead, Avoid the Area, or Eat, Shop and Play Locally."

Last July's Carmageddon closure wrapped up 17 hours ahead of schedule. Thursday's announcement did not include the same hopefulness, noting, "The contractor is unlikely to complete the work early because it has more demolition work to perform within the same 53-hour period."

 

SHUTDOWN SPECIFICS

Let's start at the end. The closure is set to stay in place until MONDAY OCT. 1:

Now the beginning. The method of motoring madness will ramp up with ramp closures beginning FRIDAY SEPT. 28:

 

ALTERNATE ROUTES

Sepulveda Boulevard is intended for local resident access only. Metro encourages drivers to use the 5, 15, 23, 55, 57, 101, 118, 126, 210, 605 and 710 freeways, while simultaneously acknowledging that the work being done is "in a canyon with no immediate, effective north/south alternatives."

 

AGENCIES

The following agencies are helping to spread the stay-home message: 

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