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Section of 405 Freeway to be closed weekend of July 16-17

Traffic is seen on the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass area of Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. (Damian Dovarganes)
May 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass will undergo a lengthy closure in mid-July.

A 10-mile section of the 405, between the 10 Freeway and the 101 Freeway, is scheduled to be closed for 53 hours on the weekend of July 15-17 to begin demolishing the north side of the Mulholland Bridge as part of the $1 billion Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project. On-ramps are scheduled to close beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and full lane closures could begin as early as 10 p.m.

See a live cam shot of the Mulholland Bridge construction site.

Only local residents are to use Sepulveda Boulevard as an alternate route, according to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Drivers are being warned to expect severe traffic on freeways and streets in the area. Freeway message signs in neighboring counties are expected to have updates for motorists.

Motorists are advised to use alternate freeways within the region, including the 5, 15, 23, 55, 57, 101, 118, 126, 210, 605 and 710 freeways, and public transportation, including Metro Rail service and Metrolink, to bypass the impacted area. Additional alternate route information will be made available on the project web site at www.metro.net/405.

With access to the Getty Center essentially eliminated due to the freeway closure, the museum will be closed to visitors during the weekend of July 16-17.

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