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Navigating Carmageddon II [Google+ Hangout on Air]

September 28, 2012 |  6:35 am

Transportation officials will shut down a 10-mile stretch of the nation's busiest freeway this weekend for the second time in 14 months. 

What does the 53-hour closure mean for traffic in the region? What can motorists expect after the project is completed? What can Carmageddon II tell us about Los Angeles?

LIVE VIDEO DISCUSSION: Join us Friday at 10 a.m. 

Times transportation reporter Ari Bloomekatz will be hosting a live video chat via Google+ Hangout on Air at 10 a.m. with Metro's Dave Sotero, Capt. Alicia Mathis of the Los Angeles Fire Department and Damien Newton of Streetsblog. 

We invite you to participate by posting comments below or on The Times' Facebook and Google+ pages or on Twitter using the #asklatimes hashtag.

You can check out the tips and insight of Caltrans District 7's Lauren Wonder and Metro's Mike Barbour shared in Thursday's Google+ Hangout video. And tune in at 4:15 p.m. for a live chat with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.


Read more Carmageddon II coverage by The Times' Bloomekatz, Matt Stevens and Martha Groves, among others.


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Photo: A 10-mile portion of the 405 Freeway was closed July 2011 for work on the demolition of the Mulholland Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times