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405 Sunset Boulevard Off-Ramp Shuts Down For 120 Days, Starting Tonight

The Sunset Boulevard exit on the 405. (Photo by lovine via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Plan your detour, Westsiders: The northbound 405 off-ramp to Sunset Boulevard will be shut down for 120 days starting tonight.

The closure, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is part of the 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.

The new off-ramp will be 60 percent longer and will feature two northbound right-turn lanes to eastbound Sunset Boulevard and one northbound left-turn lane to the westbound boulevard, CBS reports.

"Northbound freeway motorists that normally utilize the Sunset off-ramp to access Westside destinations are encouraged to plan ahead to determine alternate routes, allow extra time to reach destinations, eliminate unnecessary trips to avoid peak congestion and/or consider ridesharing and public transit options," Metro said in a statement.

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Here are some of Metro's suggested detours:

Westbound Sunset

  • Daytime: Northbound I-405 off-ramp to westbound Wilshire Boulevard, to northbound Sepulveda Boulevard, to eastbound Sepulveda Way, to westbound Sunset Boulevard.
  • Alternate: Moraga Drive off-ramp, to southbound Sepulveda Boulevard, right on Church Lane to Sunset Boulevard.
    Nighttime: Northbound I-405 off-ramp to westbound Wilshire Boulevard, right on northbound San Vicente Boulevard, right onto north Barrington Avenue, left onto westbound Sunset Boulevard.

Eastbound Sunset

  • Northbound I-405 off-ramp to eastbound Wilshire Boulevard, to northbound Veteran Avenue to eastbound Sunset Boulevard.

The Sunset Boulevard exit revamp, including complete reconstruction and widening of the Sunset Bridge over the I-405, widening of the Church Lane undercrossing and construction of area retaining walls, is one of the biggest components of the project.
For detour maps and additional information, visit the Metro site.

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