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Lanes Open on Sluggish 405 Construction
With no fanfare, last week Caltrans opened lanes and onramps that had been off-limits during the 405 Freeway’s lengthy construction through Culver City (.pdf).
Barriers were removed on the Culver Boulevard onramp and on new right-hand lanes, all part of the expansion to make way for High Occupancy Vehicle (you know, car-pool) lanes in the center of the freeway. At one point, construction, which started way back in 2005, was estimated to cost $950 million.
Frustrated drivers have been enviously eyeing the closed-off lanes for months. But their frustration may persist: The project does not alleviate the bottleneck of lanes merging where the 405 meets the 90 Freeway (once quickly known as The Richard M. Nixon Freeway).
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