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Traffic Alert: Sunset Blvd. Bridge over 405 Fwy to be Demolished & Rebuilt

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Beginning mid-May and lasting for about 20 long months, Metro will be demolishing and reconstructing the Sunset Boulevard bridge over the 405 freeway. This is part of the major northbound car pool lane project between the 10 and 101. As drastic as this sounds, the Sunset artery won't be totally screwed (as if it already isn't), but it will be a period of patience for many commuters.

Here's how it will work. "The demolition will be staged, allowing the southern end of the Sunset Bridge to be demolished during a nine-night period, followed by approximately 10 months of bridge reconstruction," according to a Metro FAQ sheet (.pdf). "Then, the northern end of the Sunset Bridge will be demolished and reconstructed" followed by another estimated 10-month period.