Monday, February 10, 2014

405 - 80hr closure: Beating the Odds

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Beating the Odds
We ask you to avoid the 80-hour closure of the I-405 during the Presidents’ Day (February 14-18) weekend to rescue you from sitting in lengthy delays. How lengthy? That depends on how many motorists heed our advice.
During Carmageddon I, the complete closure of the I-405 in July 2011, Los Angeles County motorists heeded our warning and avoided the I-405 freeway through the Sepulveda Pass in historic numbers. This effort resulted in an almost 65 percent diversion of traffic when compared to the previous weekend.
For the upcoming 80-hour closure, Caltrans asks for the same 65 percent diversion. If we can only achieve, say, a 50 percent reduction, those delays grow. That is because only the 4 and 5 lanes (lanes are counted from the left to the right) of the freeway will be open during daytime and none will be open during nighttime.
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I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project
Tel.: 213.922.3665
Fax: 213.922.2898


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