Jamzilla: Metro on schedule to complete road work

Jamzilla: The northbound 405 freeway will be closed between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard on Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 14 to 18.
Jamzilla: The northbound 405 freeway will be closed between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard on Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 14 to 18. L.A. County

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority says workers are on schedule to complete work that have resulted in the latest round of lane closures on the 405 freeway, dubbed “Jamzilla.”

Work began Friday night and Metro reports it should be finished by Tuesday morning.

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Sunday traffic conditions were light around 9 a.m., Metro spokesman Dave Sotero told KPCC, though he noted Sundays normally have light traffic conditions.

“We were fortunate yesterday with very light traffic conditions and the contractor was able to focus on the work without having to worry about traffic,” said Sotero. “We want to repeat yesterday today and tomorrow into Tuesday morning when the operation is expected to be complete.”

Work was completed Saturday night in the West Los Angeles area near Getty Center Drive so lane reductions have been moved up to just south of Skirball Center Drive, Sotero said. The work is now concentrating on the northbound 405 freeway as it comes into the San Fernando Valley just before the 101 freeway connectors.

Motorists are still advised to avoid the 405 freeway in the area of construction and if they are in the area to watch their speeds and avoid putting construction workers at risk.

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