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'Jamzilla': 405 to be closed through Sepulveda Pass Presidents Day weekend

'Jamzilla' is coming: The 405 will be closed through the Sepulveda Pass during the Presidents Day weekend.
January 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
'Jamzilla,' the latest construction project on the 405 Freeway, is expected to affect traffic on Presidents Day weekend.

The 80-hour closure begins Friday night, February 14. It will start with the ramps on the northbound 405 between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard. All the northbound lanes will shut down at 1 a.m. on Saturday, February 15.

But they won't be closed the entire weekend.

"Through that area only two lanes are going to be open during the daytime and all of the lanes will be closed at night," said Metro spokesman Dave Sotero.

Not only will crews be paving, they'll finish up adding a lane to the southbound side of the freeway.

"We will be shifting the center of the freeway 20 feet," said K.N. Murthy, Metro's executive director transit project delivery. "You'll be travelling southbound and we'll be working in the median of the freeway to put the new carpool lane there."

So on the southbound side, expect one or two lanes to be closed while Caltrans does that work.

If it does happen to rain, the work will be postponed until the following weekend.

Caltrans and Metro are asking the public to stay away from the 405 Freeway between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard during Presidents Day weekend.


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