24 hours ahead of schedule, no more full closures and all lanes on the NB405 are expected to re-open early tomorrow morning – Sunday, 3/3/13.
Three lanes on the NB 405 closed
and at times FULL freeway closures will be in effect, along with their
corresponding on-ramps and off-ramps for an extended 55-hours.
Tomorrow night at midnight motorists are advised to anticipate potential delays when traveling through the 2.4-mile lane reduction and at times FULL freeway closure area and take alternate northbound routes if necessary.
The 55-Hour Northbound-Only I-405 Freeway Lane Reductions between Montana Avenue and Getty Center Drive Off-Ramp will be reopened by Monday morning rush hours.
The Southbound I-405 will be open, and Northbound Sepulveda will remain fully operational with two lanes throughout the 55-hour lane reduction period.
Beginning Friday night, March 1, 2013, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will reduce the northbound I-405 from five lanes to two between Montana Avenue off-ramp and the Getty Center off-ramp in West Los Angeles for 55 hours. The contractor will pave the future High-Occupancy Vehicle lane (HOV) and realign the I-405 in this area. Motorists are advised to anticipate potential delays when traveling through the 2.4-mile lane reduction area and take alternate northbound routes if necessary.
All northbound freeway lanes and ramps will reopen to the public by 5 a.m. on Monday, March 4. The current weather forecast does not call for rain; however, if that changes, the operation will shift approximately one week. A schedule for lane and ramp closures is as follows:
10pm, Friday, March 1: Lane #1 on NB I-405 will be closed from Montana to Getty
11pm, Friday, March 1: Lane #2 on NB I-405 will be closed from Montana to Getty
12am, Saturday, March 2: Lane #3 on NB I-405 will be closed from Montana to Getty
FULL Northbound I-405 closure: 1am to 6am Saturday, March 2
6am Saturday, March 2 to 2am Sunday, March 3: NB I-405 reduced from 5 lanes to 2 lanes
FULL NB I-405 closure: 2am to 7am, Sunday, March 3
7am Sunday, March 3 to 12am Monday, March 4: NB I-405 reduced from 5 lanes to 2 lanes
Full NB I-405 closure: 12am to 5am Monday, March 4.
10pm, Friday, March 1: The NB Getty, Moraga, and Sunset on-ramps will be closed
10pm, Friday, March 1: The NB Moraga and Montana off-ramps will be closed
Westbound Wilshire Boulevard to Northbound Sepulveda will be used as an alternative route for those who wish to bypass the lane reduction area. They will enter Northbound I-405 again at Skirball Center Drive.
The three closed freeway lanes and their corresponding on-ramps will be closed for an extended 55-hour duration to enable the contractor to shift k-rail, grind existing pavement, place and compact new pavement and stripe new pavement in the freeway’s center lanes. These activities will enable the contractor to realign this portion of the I-405 to incorporate a future northbound HOV Lane. The HOV lane now under construction will ultimately extend 10 miles between the I-10 and U.S. 101 and complete the last remaining gap in the I-405 HOV lane network.
Changeable message signs and traffic control officers will be deployed at key locations within the project area to help guide motorists through the area. Emergency access will be provided through the lane reduction area.
For additional project information or to obtain detour maps, visit www.metro.net/405. Follow the project on social media at www.facebook.com/405project and http://twitter.com/I_405. For real-time traffic conditions, visit Caltrans web site at www.quickmap.dot.ca.gov.