Lindsay Taub

Los Angeles Preps for Carmageddon

2011-07-15 by Lindsay Taub

All around Los Angeles for months, we’ve been seeing signs and hearing warnings, bracing ourselves for the expected traffic nightmare, now known as “Carmageddon.” From freeway closure parties to specials at local restaurants, bars, and salons, neighborhoods around the city are preparing for a weekend that is bound to keep the car-centric culture home bound.
For those not in L.A., here’s the deal. A 10-mile stretch of the busy 405 freeway (between the 10 Freeway and the 101 Freeway) is scheduled to be closed for 53 hours this weekend, July 16 and 17. This particular stretch of the 405 is the main thoroughfare between the westside and the valley and a critical North-South route that is almost always filled with the kind of traffic that makes LA famous. The closure is part of the $1 billion Sepulveda Pass Improvement Project that will include demolishing the Mulholland Bridge. Authorities say the freeway ramps could be shut down as early as 7 p.m. Friday with the closure beginning as early as 10 p.m.
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Tags: carmageddon, Los Angeles, news, traffic

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