Weekend Traffic: Memorial Day DUI checkpoints, 405 construction, more (map)

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Stay up to date with the on-ramp and off-ramp closures around SR118 to SR170 along the 5.

Sidecar, Lyft ride-sharing apps

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Become a driver or find a ride from your location to your destination with new smartphone apps - Lyft and Sidecar - which both launched in Los Angeles this year.


With the Memorial Day three-day weekend come the DUI checkpoints. From Pasadena, Malibu, downtown all the way to the Arizona border to Blythe, officers will be out Saturday night and Sunday night from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. We will update this list with more as we hear about them. 

If you're looking for alternatives to the typical taxi or designated driver, there are two new driving apps that have launched services in Los Angeles: UberLyft and SideCar. Uber is an on-demand driving service, so you can use its app to get a car to drive you from where you are, to wherever you need to be. Lyft and Sidecar both launched earlier this year, but instead of a taxi, it's on-demand carpool ride-sharing. You can get paid up to $35 an hour to carpool. Have you tried these services in Los Angeles? Let us know what you think about them in the comments.

On the 405 construction front, there's some good news and typical news. 1.7 miles of a northbound lane between the 10 and Santa Monica Boulevard is back in action, according to supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. And now for more construction closures: starting Thursday for a week until May 31, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cotner Avenue will be closed from Santa Monica Boulevard to Ohio Avenue, due to Department of Water & Power construction. Friday night, Sepulveda Boulevard will also be closed from Ohio Avenue to Wilshire Boulevard from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m to continue constructing the future off-ramp.

construction updates

  • LAX Sepulveda tunnel: Lanes will be reduced in the Sepulveda tunnel to LAX from 10p.m. for five hours on weekendays and eight on weekends. Construction expected to end June 2013. Read More
  • 57: Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., State Route 57 lanes will be reduced and several ramps will be closed for Katella Avenue to Imperial Highway. Read More
  • Colorado Avenue: Colorado Avenue lanes will be reduced on the eastbound and westbound sides for long-term Expo Line construction. Read More
  • Expo Line: Venice: From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays, expect reduced lanes along Venice Blvd. and Robertson Blvd. Read More
  • Pico Blvd. Housing Projects: Santa Monica: Through Saturday June 8, 2013, Monday through Friday, the southerly eastbound lane and sidewalk of Pico Blvd. from 4th to 5th St. in Santa Monica will be closed intermittently. Through May Sunday May 19, there will be additional lane closures from 28th St. to 29th St. Read More
  • Expo Line: Mar Vista: For two more weeks, lanes on Bundy Dr. south of Exposition Blvd. will be reduced weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bundy Dr. will also be reduced between Olympic Blvd. and Exposition Blvd. Sunday through Thursday nightimes from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Read More
dui checkpoints
  • Malibu: Undisclosed location in Malibu from Friday 07:30 PM to Saturday 03:30 AM Read More
  • Pasadena: Undisclosed location in Pasadena from Friday 07:00 PM to Saturday 03:00 AM Read More
  • San Dimas: Undisclosed location in San Dimas from Friday 07:00 PM to Saturday 03:00 AM Read More
  • Moreno Valley: Undisclosed location in Moreno Valley from Friday 07:00 PM to Saturday 03:00 AM Read More
  • Downtown LA: Figueroa and 9th Street near Staples Center in Downtown LA from Friday 07:00 PM to Saturday 03:00 AM Read More
  • Hermosa Beach: Undisclosed location in Hermosa Beach from Saturday 07:00 PM to Sunday 03:00 AM Read More
  • Blythe: Undisclosed location in Blythe from Saturday 07:00 PM to Sunday 02:00 AM Read More
  • San Jacinto: Undisclosed location in San Jacinto from Saturday 07:00 PM to Sunday 03:00 AM Read More
  • Winnetka: Sherman Way and Independence Avenue in Winnetka in Winnetka from Saturday 07:00 PM to Sunday 03:00 AM Read More
  • South LA: San Pedro and Main streets in South Los Angeles from Saturday 07:00 PM to Sunday 03:00 AM Read More
  • Hollywood: Highland and De Longpre Avenues in Hollywood in Hollywood from Saturday 07:00 PM to Sunday 03:00 AM Read More
  • Foothill area: Saturation area in Foothill area from Sunday 07:00 PM to Monday 03:00 AM Read More
  • 77th area: Saturation area in 77th area from Sunday 07:00 PM to Monday 03:00 AM Read More
ramp closure
  • 405: Intermittent full-ramp closures continue at the southbound Skirball on-ramp. Read More
  • 5: On-ramps closed to eastbound Van Nuys Blvd. to southbound 5. Off-ramps to northbound I-5 closed at westbound Terra Bella St., Van Nuys Blvd. and Branford St. Read More
  • 101 NB: On-ramp closed at SB Wendy Dr. for bridge construction. Read More
  • 710 SB: On-ramp closed at 710 SB at Olympic Blvd. for long-term bridge construction until 2014. Read More
  • 47: On-ramp closed at Route 47 at EB/WB New Dock St. closed for long-term bridge demolition until 2014. Read More
rider alerts
  • Rio Hondo Bike Path: The Rio Hondo Bike Path will be closed at Washington Blvd. for construction until August. Take a detour to the west side of the trail instead. Read More
  • San Gabriel River Bike Path: Gold Line construction work may close certain entrances and exits on the bike path. Read More
road closure
  • Sepulveda Blvd.: Sepulveda Blvd. from Ohio Ave. to Wilshire Blvd. fully-closed from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Detour on Ohio Ave. to Veteran Ave. to Wilshire Blvd. Read More
  • Cotner Ave.: Cotner Ave. from Santa Monica Blvd. to Ohio Ave. will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until May 31. Read More
  • 5: Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dollision Dr. between Dune St. and Dollision Dr. will be closed for I-5 HOV construction. Read More
  • 5 between 118/170: Up to four lanes will be closed on southbound 5 between 119 and 170 from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Read More

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