Thursday, July 14, 2011

I-405 Freeway Closure Reminder

Dear Partner,

Well, here we are with one day to go! Although we know you'd rather stay home, explore your neighborhood and just enjoy a nice leisurely bike ride, we want to make sure you have all the information you need in the event you MUST drive. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa thanks you too for doing your part. Click here to listen to a brief message from him.

Your first line for closure information is the webpage. You will find detour maps, closure boundaries, tweets, and after midnight, time lapse photography of the actual demolition.

For real time traffic conditions on the regional alternate freeways, you can call 511 or go to before getting on the roads.

If you are in the City of LA and need some information, you can call 311; or for the County of LA, call 211.

Of course, in the event of an emergency call 911. That should go without saying, but just in case...

Through the Joint Information Center, the Unified Command will be sending out updated messages via twitter. You can follow us at If you prefer Nixle, you can also receive updated messages by sending a text to 888777 with "LAPD405." Please keep in mind that all applicable charges will apply.

Another option for regular updates is radio and television. Many networks are committed to covering the 53-hour closure and will be providing the public regularly scheduled updates.

And just to remind you, ramps will begin shutting down as early as 7pm on Friday, July 15, 2011 with freeway lanes closing one-by-one starting at 10pm, in order to achieve a full closure by midnight, July 16, 2011. The full closure will remain in effect until Monday, July 18, 2011 at 5am when the freeway will reopen. All ramps and connectors will be open by 6am.

Thank you once again for your partnership. We appreciate you and all of your efforts! Together, we should be proud of this monumental undertaking - safe to say that the word has gotten out far and wide.

Thank you!