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If the Rain Stops, Full Closures of the 405 Freeway Are Next

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The humongous project to widen the 405 Freeway between the 10 and 101 was delayed this week because of the rain. Now that things appear to be calming, Caltrans has released their anticipated construction schedule for the next several days. Pending weather, here are some of the highlights:

  • Work will begin tomorrow night with some lane closures and five northbound on- and off-ramp closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday: Olympic Boulevard/Pico Boulevard on-ramp, Santa Monica Boulevard off-ramps, Moraga Drive on-ramp, Skirball Center Drive/Mulholland Drive on-ramp.
  • Full freeway closure of the 405 north between the 10 and Santa Monica Blvd. on Sunday between 1 and 7 a.m.
  • Full freeway closures on the Westside will continue nightly through Friday.

The full details of all closures are below. I-405 FREEWAY CLOSURES

WEST LOS ANGELES -The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces lane, ramp, and connector closures of the San Diego Freeway (I-405). No two consecutive ramps will be closed at the same time. Closures are as follows, weather permitting.

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Northbound I-405

Saturday, January 23:
· 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. - up to two lanes between I-10 to U.S.-101.
· 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. - Olympic Boulevard/Pico Boulevard on-ramp, Santa Monica Boulevard off-ramps, Moraga Drive on-ramp, Skirball Center Drive/Mulholland Drive on-ramp.

Sunday, January 24:
· 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. - FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES from I-10 to Santa Monica Boulevard.
· 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. - up to two lanes between Olympic I-10 and U.S.-101.
· 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. - westbound I-10 connector to northbound I-405.
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - Olympic Boulevard/Pico Boulevard on-ramp, Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramps, east- and westbound Wilshire Boulevard off-ramps, Moraga Drive off-ramp, Skirball Center Drive/Mulholland Drive on-ramp.

Monday, January 25:
· Midnight to 5 a.m. - FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard.
· 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. - up to two lanes between I-10 and U.S.-101.
· Midnight to 5 a.m. - FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard.
· 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. -Olympic Boulevard/Pico Boulevard on-ramp, Santa Monica Boulevard on- and off-ramp, east- and westbound Wilshire Boulevard off-ramps, Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramps, Moraga Drive on-ramp, Skirball Center Drive on-ramp.
· 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. - westbound I-10 connector to northbound I-405.

Tuesday, January 26:
· Midnight to 5 a.m. - FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE from Santa Monica Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard.
· 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. - up to two lanes between I-10 and U.S.-101.
· 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. - Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramp, east and westbound Wilshire Boulevard on-ramps, Montana Street off-ramp, Sunset Boulevard on-ramp, Skirball Center Drive/Mulholland Drive on-ramp.

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Wednesday, January 27:
· Midnight to 5 a.m. - FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE from Wilshire Boulevard to Moraga Drive.
· 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. - up to two lanes between I-10 and U.S.-101.
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramp, east and westbound Wilshire Boulevard on-ramps, Montana Street off-ramp, Sunset Boulevard on- and off-ramps, Skirball Center Drive/Mulholland on-ramp.

Thursday, January 28:
· 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. - up to two lanes between I-10 and U.S.-101.
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramp, east- and westbound Wilshire Boulevard on-ramps, Montana Street off-ramp, Sunset Boulevard on- and off-ramps, Skirball Center Drive/Mulholland Drive on-ramp.
Friday, January 29:
· Midnight to 5 a.m. - FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE from Wilshire Boulevard to Moraga Drive.

Southbound I-405

Saturday, January 23:
· 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. - one lane between U.S.-101 and I-10.
· 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. - HOV lane between U.S.-101 and Olympic Boulevard.

Monday, January 25:
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - up to two lanes between U.S.-101 and I-10.
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - HOV Lane between U.S.-101 and Wilshire Boulevard.
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - eastbound Sunset Boulevard on-ramp.

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Tuesday, January 26:
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - one lane between U.S.-101 and Olympic Boulevard.
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - HOV lane between U.S.-101 and Olympic Boulevard.
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - eastbound Sunset Boulevard on-ramp.

Wednesday, January 27:
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - one lane between U.S.-101 and Olympic Boulevard.
· 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. - HOV lane between U.S.-101 and Olympic Boulevard.
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - eastbound Sunset Boulevard on-ramp.

Thursday, January 28:
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - one lane between U.S.-101 and Olympic Boulevard.
· 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. - HOV lane between U.S.-101 and Olympic Boulevard.
· 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. - eastbound Sunset Boulevard on-ramp.

The closures are necessary to enable striping work as part of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lane construction on northbound I-405 between the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) and the Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101).

Motorists can expect additional closures for the next 4 weeks through the northbound I-405 corridor.

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When this project, also known as the Sepulveda Pass widening, is completed in 2013, motorists will be able to use the carpool lane in both directions of I-405 from the San Fernando Valley to Orange County.