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Weekend Traffic: It's Jamzilla!

Traffic comes to a stand still on the northbound and the southbound lanes of the Interstate 405 freeway near Los Angeles International Aiprort  on November 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Traffic comes to a stand still on the northbound and the southbound lanes of the Interstate 405 freeway near Los Angeles International Aiprort on November 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Welp. It's here. The long-talked about 80-hour 405 freeway closure happens this weekend.

Starting Friday at 11 p.m., the northbound 405 freeway will see lane reductions in the daytime and full closures at night between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard. Work is expected to conclude Tuesday at 6 a.m.

Here's what you need to know to avoid any delays on your Valentine's through President's Day weekend:

Full northbound night-time freeway closure times are as follows:

Friday night, February 14 – 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Saturday night, February 15 - 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Sunday night, February 16 – 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Monday night, February 17 – 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

The 405 South will remain fully open during the day, but some southbound lanes may be closed during night-time only paving operations.

Caltrans warns commuters that it could get messy out there, citing images from Caltrans' QuickMap in 2003 when three lanes on the 405 North were closed between Montana Avenue and the Getty Center off-ramp.

Courtesy of Metro's The Source

(Caption: The traffic map shows Los Angeles's standstill freeways on Saturday, March 2 of 2013, when three lanes on the 405 North were closed  for construction work on the 405 northbound carpool lane project.)

And if that doesn't scare you away from the freeway this weekend, maybe these will:

West County Connectors
I-5
I-5/SR-14
SR-57
I-405
US-101/SR-110
I-710
SR-47
I-215
Road Closure
Metro and Metrolink Alerts
Bike Route Alerts