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Steps to Tear Down Sunset Boulevard Bridge over 405 Freeway Begin Friday

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When you take your drive, walk or bike over 405 Freeway Sunset Boulevard bridge on Friday, it will be the last one before some traffic hell over the next 20 months begin. As part of Metro and Caltrans' project to bring a carpool lane to the Sepulveda Pass, three bridges will be taken down and reconstructed. Luckily, the artery won't be totally cut off as officials will work on the bridge in segments, allowing for traffic to continue during reconstruction.

Beginning Friday night and throughout the weekend, traffic lanes and signals will reconfigured, narrowing traffic flow in each direction from three to two lanes. Vegetation around the bridge will be removed.