Carmageddon: Busses Change Course Slightly
Another chapter in the Carmageddon saga – here are some specifics.
Based on the current construction schedule for the I-405 freeway closure this weekend, Santa Clarita Transit does not anticipate any detours for weekday commuter routes.
Read some suggestions for avoiding the nightmare that the 405 closure may bring here.
Beginning on Friday, July 15, Metro will implement a full 10 mile closure of the I-405 freeway through July 18, 2011. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.
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All Santa Clarita commuter bus lines will operate according to their regular schedules. Century City passengers aboard Route 797 should expect delays on Friday evening and Monday morning, due to increased traffic in the area.
In anticipation of traffic delays and closures, the City's Beach Bus service will travel to Ventura Beach instead of Santa Monica, giving customers the opportunity to visit the Ventura Pier and the adjacent beaches on Saturday, July 16, and Sunday July, 17.
The specific freeway closure boundaries include the Northbound I-405: 10-mile closure between I-10 and U.S. 101; and Southbound I-405: 4-mile closure between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive Ramps. On Friday, July 15, ramps along the 10 mile closure will begin to be shut down as early as 7 p.m., and closure of freeway lanes will begin at 10 p.m. to ensure full freeway closure by midnight. The closure will continue until 5 a.m. Monday morning, July 18. Ramps and connectors will be reopened by 6 a.m.
Motorists who must travel through the Los Angeles metropolitan area during this time are advised to use alternate freeways within the region, including the 5, 15, 23, 55, 57, 101, 118, 126, 210, 605 and 710 freeways to bypass the impacted area. In addition, public transportation options are available such as the Metro Rail service within L.A. County and Metrolink servicing the five county Southern California regions.
For information on the I-405 closure or alternate public transit routes, visit www.metro.net/405 or follow the project on Twitter at twitter.com/I_405 and Facebook at facebook.com/405project. The public may also text 90049 to phone number 888-777. For information and advice to passengers arriving or departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) this weekend, visit www.lawa.org/405.
For Santa Clarita Transit service updates, visit SantaClaritaTransit.com.