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Metro to offer free subway rides during July 405 Fwy closure

Metro is hoping to ease traffic congestion during the big 405 Freeway closure in July by offering free rides on the Red Line subway under the Hollywood Hills.

June 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Metro is hoping to ease traffic congestion during the big 405 Freeway closure in July by offering free rides.

Officials said free subway rides will be offered on the Red Line subway under the Hollywood Hills during the closure.

The 405 Freeway is being shut down starting the night of July 15 through the morning of July 18 to demolish a landmark bridge that stands in the way of a $1 billion widening project.

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

Metro also plans to run extra buses, although regular fares will be collected.

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