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Villaraigosa, other officials will answer your 'Carmageddon' questions


Do you have questions about "Carmageddon"?

The Times will host two live video web chats Thursday and Friday in which readers can pose questions to the transportation planners overseeing this weekend's closure of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass.

On Thursday at noon, Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Andrew Smith and Doug Failing, Metro’s executive director of highway projects, will discuss the logistics of the closure with Times Assistant City Editor Kimi Yoshino.

Carmageddon: Full coverage of the 405 freeway closure

On Friday at 2:45 p.m., Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Mike Barbour, Metro’s director for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, will be on hand to answer readers' questions in a discussion moderated by Times transportation writer Ari Bloomekatz.

The chats will be broadcast on the latimes.com home page, and readers can sign in and post their questions for the guests.


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Photo: Caltrans sign warns of 405 Freeway closure. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News

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