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Carmageddon II: 405 will reopen at 5 a.m., Villaraigosa says

The 405 Freeway will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday as scheduled, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced.

“We’re not done yet,” Villaraigosa said Sunday afternoon at a news conference at the construction site on the Sepulveda Pass. “The freeway will not open until 5 a.m. in the morning. Thank you, L.A. Once again the 10-mile closure of nation’s busiest highway was a resounding success.”

The 405 Freeway was shut down between the 10 and 101 freeways this weekend so that construction crews could demolish the remaining half of the Mulholland Bridge. The work is part of a $1-billion freeway improvement project that includes adding a carpool lane along a stretch of the Sepulveda Pass.

Last year, the same section of freeway was shut down for demolition work. But that project finished 17 hours ahead of schedule.


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-- Rick Rojas in the Sepulveda Pass
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