Carmageddon is imminent!

So, now that I have your attention: Please don’t go anywhere near the 101/405 interchange from noon July 15 through noon July 18. Please cross-post like mad, thanks; it’s not like CalTrans is going to get the word out themselves.

“Warning motorists of potentially massive delays, transportation officials last week announced plans to shut down a 10-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway for 53 hours in July as part of an ongoing project to widen the expressway between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley.

“Starting before midnight on Friday, July 15, until early Monday, July 18, the northbound 405 will be closed between U.S. 101 and Interstate 10 so that workers can demolish half of the Mulholland Drive bridge as part of the $1-billion widening project. A four-mile stretch of the southbound 405 will also be closed.”
Paving way for 53-hour 405 closure, by Martha Groves, LA Times, May 29, 2011 (via Wendy Kee Lee’s FB, sorry, no link)

I think LA can cope for 4 days. We survived the traffic adjustments for the LA Olympics in 1984 and that was longer than 4 days. I only go out that way once a year to get my taxes done and that’s more than plenty enough maybe too much 101 freeway for me. Gah, I get the shakes just thinking about it.

This has been a Mayerson Service Announcement.

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