Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Attention 405 Fwy Commuters, More Car Pool Lane Construction Ahead

Traffic on the 405 | Photo by Dan Wuh via LAist Featured Photos
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Just as one project on the 405 Freeway completes, another one is set to begin. A $1 billion project--partially funded by bonds--will take 10 northbound miles--between the 10 and 101 freeways--and bring car pool lanes to them, saving 10 minutes of travel time in the Sepulveda Pass, according to the Daily News.

Three bridges will be replaced while 20 on- and off-ramps will be realigned. 20 overpasses will be widened and 18 miles of new sound walls will go up.

Yes, traffic will be impacted here and there through 2013, when the project should be completed. And when finished, there will be a network of car pool lanes down to Orange County. Constructions starts in January, but preparations will begin in December.