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Get Ready For Another Freeway Closure On The 405: 'Jamzilla'

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Sepulveda Pass (Photo by Karol Franks via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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It's a brand new year, and with it comes another potential traffic nightmare with a cheesy name. As we all know, the mighty "Carmageddon" descended on us a few years ago. Its sequel, "Carmageddon II," definitely wasn't as good as the first. "The Rampture" came and went. Now, it's Jamzilla's turn to wreak havoc on the 405.

Metro is getting the word out early so Angelenos can be prepared.

The new traffic snarl, which sounds like the name of a late '90s rap-rock band, will cause delays on the northbound 405 freeway in the Sepulveda Pass between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Blvd. for a grand total of 80 hours over the Presidents' Day weekend. From February 14-18, a few lanes will be blocked during the day, but the entire stretch of freeway will be closed at night.

Metro has been gracious enough to let us know when the northbound 405 will be completely shut down:

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  • Friday night, Feb. 14—1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Saturday night, Feb. 15—2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Sunday night, Feb. 16—12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday night, Feb. 17—12 a.m. to 6 a.m.

During this time, road workers will work on installing a carpool lane. The closure is a vital part of a three-year, $1 billion 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, which is expected to be done this summer.In the meantime, let's take this opportunity to think of new names for the next major traffic closure: Trafficonda? Carmodo Dragon? Jamasaurus Wrecks?