Expect more patrols on and around the 405 freeway this weekend as ‘Carmageddon 2’ gets underway.
California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Calvin Aubrey said the law enforcement effort will keep order as road crews chip away at the north side of the Mulholland Bridge.
“In that particular area, we have an additional 16 officers just for patrol of a closed freeway, so I doubt very seriously that anybody will be able to breach this closure," Aubrey said. "And within that closure we have approximately 45 officers working just that area.”
Aubrey emphasized that troublemakers looking to create a “YouTube moment” by trying to get onto the closed freeway could end up behind bars.
Ramps along the stretch between the 10 and the 101 freeways will start to shut down at 7 o’clock Friday evening. Authorities expect to reopen the ramps by 6 on Monday morning.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) meantime, has urged the public to resist complacency and plan ahead for the project, which will close the 405 in both directions for 53 hours.
The work's part of the Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.