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Not Quite Carmageddon: More 405 Freeway Closures in the Sepulveda Pass This Weekend

Photo of workers reviewing plans for "Carmageddon" in July 2011 on the 405 Freeway by noeltykay via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
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It's nothing as catastrophic as Carmageddon, but drivers beware: There are more overnight closures on the San Diego (405) Freeway planned for this weekend and several nights in the coming weeks in the Sepulveda Pass.

The southbound freeway will be closed from the Ventura (101) Freeway to Getty Center Drive Friday and Saturday nights this weekend, March 2 and 3, to accommodate crews working to rebuild the Mulholland Bridge, explains City News Service.

On- and off-ramps could start shutting down in the affected area as early as 7 p.m. on both nights. All of the southbound lanes will be closed by midnight, and will re-open by 5 a.m. the following mornings.

But the northbound lanes have their days--or, rather, nights--too. Northbound lanes between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard will close Monday and Tuesday nights, March 5 and 6.

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More southbound closures are planned on the nights of March 12 and 13.

During the closures, Sepulveda Boulevard will remain open and be available as an alternate route.

As part of a $1.2 billion project, the freeway is getting carpool lanes and other improvements to the road, including the reconstruction of major bridges that span one of the city's most notoriously traveled freeways.