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Like Westside Traffic Needs to Be Worse?

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Work to widen the lanes of the I-405 will continue to have an impact on traffic on the Westside and into the Sepulveda Pass as Caltrans shuts down portions of Sepulveda Boulevard periodically over the next two months, reports LA Now.

Late last year Caltrans announced some significant nighttime closures for the 405 (a few of which were delayed due to our massive rainstorms in January) and now Metro notes:

As part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project and in preparation for the relocation of Sepulveda Bl to the east, the Contractor in conjunction with LADWP will relocate the overhead power lines on Sepulveda Bl between Montana Av and Sunset Bl. This activity requires street lane closures for conduit trenching and placement of DWP vaults.

Speulveda northbound between Montana and Sunset will be closed periodically "weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again weeknights from 9 p.m. to 6 o'clock the next morning. On Saturdays the northbound lanes will remain closed until 6 a.m., and will close again between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m." It seems traffic will have to get worse so that it can--hopefully--be better.You can also use Twitter to keep up with our local Caltrans District as well as the I-405 construction.