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Upcoming I-405 Freeway 20-Hour Full Closure – August 17-18 (Saturday/Sunday)

Metro would like to make sure you are aware of OCTA’s planned 20-hour closure of the I-405 between I-605 and SR-22 this weekend (9 pm Saturday, 8/17 – 5 pm Sunday, 8/18). Details about the closure, including recommended detours, can be found below. Feel free to share with your network.

During the weekend of August 17 to 18, crews will demolish the old southbound I-405 / eastbound SR-22 connector bridge, requiring a 20-hour full closure of the I-405 freeway. In preparation of the bridge demolition, the WCC team along with our partners at Caltrans have been busy promoting the upcoming closure.

• Northbound I-405 freeway will be closed at Valley View Street

• Southbound I-405 freeway will be closed from the I-605 freeway to the eastbound SR-22 connector (near Valley View Street)

• 7th Street / Eastbound SR-22 will be closed at the southbound I-405 freeway junction (near Studebaker Road)

Crews will close the I-405 freeway for 20-hours, from 9 p.m. Saturday, August 17 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August. 18.


The red line indicates which portions of the freeway will be closed. Detours for the southbound I-405 freeway are highlighted in green and for northbound I-405 freeway detours are highlighted in orange. Click the image above for more information about the recommended detour routes or to view a larger version of the map.

In addition to our weekly outreach efforts, the WCC team has canvassed more than 67,000 homes and businesses immediately adjacent to the project corridor to notify the public about this major closure. Also, nearly 120 permanent and portable electronic changeable message signs have been activated along the freeways in Orange County as well as throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties.

For more information about #BridgeBash, check out the video below and visit the project websitewww.octa.net/BridgeBash!

Transportation in 2: West County Connectors #BridgeBash

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project – Construction Notice

Please see the attached information about road construction for the new MTA line along Crenshaw Blvd., through Feb. 22nd, 2013.

HOTLINE: 213-922-2736
EMAIL: crenshawcorridor@metro.net 
WEBSITE: www.metro.net/crenshaw 


Major Traffic Snafu in Los Angeles on September 30th – L.A.Triathlon + Carmageddon 2

Los Angeles residents beware — especially those in the west and southwest areas:  A triathlon on Sunday, September 30th will cause Venice Boulevard to be closed all the way from the Beach to downtown Los Angeles, from about 5:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

This event unfortunately coincides with “Carmageddon 2,” the closure of the 405 in both directions from the 101 all the way to the 10.





REMINDER: Carmageddon II – Sept. 29-30

Reminder – the I-405 will be closed in both directions on September 29-30 to demolish the north side of the Mulholland Bridge. 

 Closures will be from:
Northbound – I-10 to US-101
Southbound – US-101 to Getty Center Dr.

 Unless you have a critical need to be in the area, public safety officials are requesting that you do your part by avoiding the area.  If you must travel that weekend, please plan ahead.  Sepulveda Blvd will be open for local access only. Motorists should use alternate regional freeways to bypass the Sepulveda Pass.

 The freeway will reopen on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5am. Ramps and connectors will be reopened by 6am.

Metro ExpressLanes Coming To I-110 This Fall


Metro ExpressLanes is a pilot, one-year demonstration program overseen by Metro, Caltrans and several other mobility partners that have joined forces to develop a package of solutions to improve traffic flow and provide enhanced travel options on the I-10 and I-110 Freeways in Los Angeles County.

The program includes the introduction of congestion pricing by converting High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes; the improvement of transit service and other alternatives to driving; the updating of transit facilities; and the improvement of parking in downtown Los Angeles.

It is about improving mobility and offering a safe and reliable trip for users. Everyone benefits with reduced congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, increased travel time savings, and better trip reliability. Metro ExpressLanes is primarily funded with a $210 million congestion reduction demonstration grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Tolling begins October 2012 on the I-110 and February 2013 on the I-10. It’s about time.

Metro ExpressLanes features include:

  • Conversion of the I-10 El Monte Busway HOV lanes (I-605 to Alameda St) to HOT lanes
  • Conversion of the I-110 Harbor Transitway HOV lanes (Harbor Gateway Transit Center (formerly Artesia Transit Center) to Adams Bl) to HOT lanes
  • 59 new alternative fuel expansion buses and operating subsidy for the demo period 
  • El Monte Station Expansion
  • New Transit Station at Patsaouras Plaza
  • Harbor Transitway Park & Ride Upgrades
  • Metrolink Pomona Station Expansion
  • Transit Signal Priority Expanded in Downtown LA
  • 100 New Metro Vanpools
  • New expansion bicycle lockers at the Harbor Gateway Transit Center (formerly Artesia Transit Center) & bicycle station at El Monte Station
  • LA Express Park
  • Overall Program Budget – $290 million
  • Construction started in 2011
  • Customer Service Center opens Summer 2012
  • Tolling begins Fall 2012 

Increase in Parking Fines


New Ordinance No. 182183 – Effective August 11, 2012 an Increase in Parking Fines

As part of the Fiscal Year 2012- 2013 adopted budget, the Mayor and City Council approved a parking fine increase of $5.00 for all parking violations, except for disabled parking violations. Disabled parking violations were increased by $10.00. The parking fine increase becomes effective August 11, 2012. During the budget deliberations, council requested that the Department notify the neighborhood councils, and other interested parties of the budget action and the effective date. The Department encourages all motorist to carefully review the parking restrictions before parking. The Department will continue to follow the California Vehicle Code requirements to provide an Administrative Review free of charge if contested within 21 days of issuance or 14 days of notice. If you have any further questions regarding the fine ordinance please refer to Council File #12-0600-S153, which includes the council action and bail schedule.  Visit the Los Angeles Parking Violations Bureau if you have other questions regarding parking violations.