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'Jamzilla' to close lanes on 405 Freeway over Presidents' Day weekend

File photo: Brace yourself for a series of planned closures on the 405 Freeway during 'Jamzilla' in February.
File photo: Brace yourself for a series of planned closures on the 405 Freeway during 'Jamzilla' in February.
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File photo: Brace yourself for a series of planned closures on the 405 Freeway during 'Jamzilla' in February.
File photo: A mile-long stretch of the I-405 freeway in West L.A.
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Brace yourself for more closures on the northbound 405 Freeway during what Metro officials are calling "Jamzilla."

Extended lane closures of the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass will be in effect during the Presidents' Day weekend. "Jamzilla" is not quite as serious as the two previous "Carmageddon" closures of the entire freeway, but a serious traffic issue nonetheless. 

The closures will take place Feb. 14-18, mostly over the Presidents' Day holiday weekend.

During the day, some lanes will be blocked on the northbound 405 freeway. All northbound lanes will be shut down for more than five-and-a-half miles at night, according to Metro. 

The closures will accommodate the paving of the carpool lane being added to the freeway as part of a $1 billion construction project.

Officials with Metro, Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol and the city Department of Transportation are urging motorists to avoid the northbound freeway that weekend. For more information on Metro's latest projects, click here.

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