‘Ramp Jam’ ends three weeks early along 405 Freeway

Rampture, Ramp Jam

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Rampture, Ramp Jam, whatever you want to call it, has ended three weeks early.

Three weeks ahead of schedule, the so-called “ramp jam” is over.

Los Angeles County Metro re-opened two ramps Friday morning that connect commuters with the 405 Freeway and Wilshire Boulevard. They’d been closed for reconstruction since June.

Metro spokesman Dave Sotero said contractors and crews worked day and night to demolish and rebuild the ramps.

“They were also able to take advantage of the end of the school session at UCLA in order to take all of their lane closures so they could continue to work as fast as they could," he said.

Metro plans to rebuild six more ramps in the next year. But the next round of shutdowns won’t last as long as this one — and they aren’t likely to happen for at least another few months.

The construction is part of Metro’s billion-dollar Sepulveda Pass Improvement Project.

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