The Bel-Air Association's Project Pothole program has identified and is working with Street Services to have the below pictured severe pothole filled.
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There's no way to plan for Carmageddon, the three-day shut down of one of the most vital stretches of freeway in Los Angeles, without having to field some unusual requests or address oddball contingencies.
Take the Facebook group that has proposed holding a block party on a Santa Monica Boulevard ramp to the 405, complete with beer and guitars.
There's also the enterprising marketers who asked CalTrans for permission to spray paint a bridge abutment with graffiti reading "The Apes Will Rise" to promote the new "Planet of the Apes" movie.
A group of bicyclists sought permission to ride down the steep inclines of freeway in the Sepulveda Pass during the weekend closure. But those ideas ultimately were nixed because of safety concerns.
"In planning for this closure, we gathered the best emergency around," said Cmdr. Andy Smith. "We tried to think of everything but some of these requests are beyond even what we had anticipated."
This is Carmageddon weekend and the 405 freeway will be closed starting tonight July 15, 2011 at 10 pm and will reopen on Monday, July 18th at 5:00 am.
Our public officials are advising that you stay home and away from the affected area to avoid extreme traffic challenges. The Unified Command will have set up 13 satellite divisions throughout the region for the weekend. These will be fixed posts staffing personnel from police, fire and traffic ready to respond.
For real time traffic conditions, the public is encouraged to listen to KNX1070 AM radio, visit Go511.com. or contact the 405 Project Hotline at 213.922.3665.
Have a safe weekend!
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 metro.net/405 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 go511.com 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 twitter.com/i_405. 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!
Some of you have asked how the Mulholland Bridge will be demolished. Well, now you have it! Read on…
No explosions or columns collapsing in a cloud of dust this weekend as workers demolish the southern half of Mulholland Bridge. Instead, humans and machinery will perform a carefully orchestrated ballet, resulting in the 51-year-old bridge being pecked apart by the equivalent of multi-ton woodpeckers.
Consequently, the south half of the iconic three-span box girder bridge will be steadily chipped away over 53 hours July 16-17, not 3 seconds.
For over a year, Kiewit Infrastructure West, the project's contractor, has developed a 154-page demolition plan—approved by Caltrans and Metro—that breaks the work into precise, 15-minute increments, giving the contractor schedule milestones as it manages its progress toward reopening the freeway for early morning rush hour traffic on Monday, July 18.
The demolition process will begin Friday evening, July 15 when work crews begin closing freeway on- and off-ramps between the I-10 and U.S. 101. This may happen as early as 7pm. Crews will then begin closing freeway lanes one by one on both sides at 10pm to close the freeway completely by midnight. The Mulholland Bridge will be closed as well.
Fifteen pieces of heavy construction equipment (with another five on standby) and an army of 100 demolition workers and support staff will begin deconstruction.
Starting at midnight, dirt will be hauled onto the 405 freeway underneath the Mulholland Bridge to form a cushion four feet high onto the freeway roadbed. The dirt will catch falling debris and prevent them damaging the freeway surface.
At approximately 2am on Saturday morning, workers will use a large diamond-bladed saw to cut the bridge top deck. Other workers will cut slots in the southern side of the bridge. During demolition, workers will perform vibration monitoring and other tests to ensure the structural integrity of the northern side of the bridge.
At approximately 5am, as many as four "hoe rams" will begin to chip away at the south side of the bridge, creating approximately 2,200 cubic yards of concrete. Two hoe rams will be stationed on the bridge deck starting in the center working toward each end. Two hoe rams will work on the ground, also starting in the center and working toward both ends. The hoe rams will deliver between 1,200 and 7,500 foot pounds of power to break concrete from the bridge. Operators in these machines will be able to deliver between 300 and 600 blows per minute to create pieces no bigger than a basketball or microwave oven.
Later, the concrete will be pulverized and recycled as "aggregate base" which forms the foundation for the new lane of traffic created by the project.
While the hoe rams steadily chip away at the concrete, other workers using long-handled oxygen/acetylene torches will cut the steel rebar from the bridge deck amid a crackle of sparks. The rebar will also be recycled.
Once the demolition is complete, an army of laborers will clean the edge of the bridge to ensure that no particles fall on the traffic below.
This demo work will last until 2am Monday morning when crews begin their final cleanup to ready the freeway for reopening by 5am. Between 10 and 20 large trucks and several front end loaders will be used for the cleanup. The freeway surface under the bridge will be cleaned by a parade of street sweepers, inspected, and finally restriped with fresh paint. Ramps and freeway connectors will reopen by 6am.
A full description of the demolition process is available here.Still photos of the demolition will be available throughout the weekend at www.metro.net/405.
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