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Sepulveda Pass Will Be Closed Saturday Night

Sepulveda Pass (Photo by Karol Franks via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Plan your detour now: The 405 Freeway will be completely closed in both directions in the Sepulveda Pass late Saturday night until early Sunday morning to make roadway improvements.

Lane closures on both north and south lanes will start at 10 p.m. Saturday, October 26. The full closure of Southbound lanes will be from Valley Vista Boulevard to the southbound Skirball Center Drive on-ramp from 1 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Metro announced today

Northbound, the closure will be from Getty Center Drive to the northbound Skirball Center Drive on-ramp from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday.

The Skirball Drive Bridge will be closed from northbound Skirball Center Drive off-ramp to Sepulveda Boulevard 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to pour concrete for the deck of the new Skirball Drive Bridge. Metro anticipates the project will be done by the end of the year.

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Here are the suggested detours:

  • I-405 southbound closure: exit Valley Vista off-ramp and detour south on Sepulveda Boulevard to the I-405 southbound Getty on-ramp.
  • I-405 northbound closure: exit Getty Center Drive off-ramp and detour north on Sepulveda Boulevard to the northbound I-405 on-ramp at Greenleaf Street.
  • Skirball Bridge: To go south: head south on Sepulveda Boulevard to the I-405 southbound Getty on-ramp. To go north: head north on Sepulveda Boulevard to the northbound I-405 onramp at Greenleaf Street.
  • Sepulveda Boulevard will be open northbound and southbound from Getty Center Drive to the U.S. 101. Getty Center Dr. southbound on-ramp and Getty Center northbound off-ramp will be open.When completed, the expanded Skirball Center Dr Bridge will be widened by approximately 30 feet and designed to the latest seismic standards, Metro says.

    The new bridge will include a minimum 10-foot-wide travel path on the south side of the bridge which will function both as a pedestrian sidewalk and a path for wildlife.

    For additional information and detour maps go to the metro site. You can check real-time traffic conditions at the Caltrans site.