ARE YOU READY FOR THE 405 FREEWAY'S "CLOSURE II" SEPT. 29-30?
Although we hope drivers will rise to the occasion and avoid the entire Sepulveda Pass-I-405 Freeway area as they did during the first I-405 closure, you might want to prepare for lengthy delays if you must travel in this area Sept. 29-30. For the most up-to-date information on "Carmageddon II" go to Metro's website at http://www.metro.net/projects/I-405/mulholland-dr-bridge-demolition-reconstruction/.
The demolition of the north side of Mulholland Drive Bridge has been scheduled for Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012. As with the demolition of the south side of the 608-foot-long bridge, the I-405 through the Sepulveda Pass will be closed in both directions that weekend to allow for demolition.
Metro, Caltrans and local public safety officials are concerned that closing the freeway will result in severe congestion on the I-405 and adjoining freeways, perhaps effecting freeways throughout the region. Motorists throughout the State of California are asked to “Plan Ahead, Avoid the Area, or Eat, Shop and Play Locally.
On the subject of “prepare,” whether you stay at home or Eat, Shop and Play locally, (http://www.metro.net/interactives/event_map/ ) now is a good time to review your emergency preparedness.
Go to the City of Pasadena's disaster preparedness page on the website at http://ww2.cityofpasadena.net/disaster/ The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department has a thorough 16-page Comprehensive Guide on Family Preparedness. The guide offers specific tips on considering the needs of babies, children, and the elderly.
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Always be alert while driving. Let's be safe out there!