405 Freeway to be closed through Sepulveda Pass overnight Saturday


The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) says the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project is about 85 percent complete, but commuters will still experience some disruptions this weekend.

Crews will begin closing southbound lanes at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, from Valley Vista Boulevard to the southbound Skirball Center Drive on-ramp. The full closure will be in effect from 1 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Crews will begin closing northbound lanes from Getty Center Drive to the northbound Skirball on-ramp at 10 p.m. Lanes will remain closed from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday.

The Skirball Bridge will be closed from the northbound Skirball Center Drive off-ramp to Sepulveda Boulevard on Saturday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday.


- I-405 southbound closure: exit Valley Vista off-ramp and detour south on Sepulveda Boulevard to the I-405 southbound Getty on-ramp.

- I-405 northbound closure: exit Getty Center Drive off-ramp and detour north on Sepulveda Boulevard to the northbound I-405 on-ramp at Greenleaf Street.

- Skirball Bridge: To go south: head south on Sepulveda Boulevard to the I-405 southbound Getty on-ramp. To go north: head north on Sepulveda Boulevard to the northbound I-405 onramp at Greenleaf Street.

- Sepulveda Boulevard will be open northbound and southbound from Getty Center Drive to the U.S. 101. Getty Center Dr. southbound on-ramp and Getty Center northbound off-ramp will be open.

This weekend marks one of the last major steps to complete the Skirball Bridge. Crews will be pouring the concrete deck for the new bridge in the Sepulveda Pass during the closures. The reconstructed Skirball Bridge will be wider and includes other upgrades.

Metro officials say the shutdown won't resemble massive Carmaggedon closures that shut 10 miles of the freeway during demolition of the Mulholland Bridge.

Officials say work on the Mulholland Bridge, Skirball Bridge and the interchange at Wilshire Boulevard should all be completed by the end of 2013.

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 website at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.

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