In the Sepulveda Pass the southbound side of the 405 will be closed from the valley (101) to Getty Center Dr.
Tonight and tomorrow night all lanes will be closed by midnight reopening by 5 a.m. each morning.

 

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New traffic lane on I-405. Photo credit: Ned Racine

 

The good news…
If you haven’t noticed, another one-mile section of new freeway lane on the I-405 between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard,

“Metro, Caltrans and Kiewit have opened another one-mile section of new freeway lane on the I-405 between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard, making good on a promise to continue opening parts of the freeway improvements project as soon as they’re ready for public use.

Just before the Memorial Day weekend, the project opened a 1.7-mile section of additional lane between the I-10 and Santa Monica Boulevard to help ease traffic flows for drivers navigating through the I-10/I-405 interchange. See this earlier Source post for details.

This latest lane opening now officially extends nearly three (3) miles – one-third of the overall 10-mile freeway widening project. The No. 1 lane closest to the freeway median will continue to operate as a general purpose lane until the contractor can later convert it to an HOV lane.

Reaching the three-mile marker is significant because it adds key lane capacity all the way to Wilshire Boulevard, ostensibly the busiest corridor that connects to the I-405 in West Los Angeles. Santa Monica Boulevard is the second busiest in traffic volumes,” reports Metro’s The Source.

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