Photos: Carmageddon II
Construction crews were hard at work early Saturday morning demolishing a portion of the Mulholland Drive bridge over the 405 Freeway during Carmageddon II, the second closure of the 10-mile stretch of the nation’s busiest freeway in 14 months.
The 405, which will be closed between the 10 and 101 freeways until Monday morning, is being widened to make room for a new carpool lane. Officials have asked Angelenos to avoid the Westside, and to "eat, shop and play locally" to prevent a traffic nightmare during this year's 53-hour freeway closure.
Sunday, some of the Los Angeles’ busiest Westside and downtown streets will be closed to accommodate about 2,500 participants in a triathlon. The closure of parts of Venice Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue could add to congestion on the Westside.
Motorists can get the latest information via the Nixle notification service by texting the keyword "405FWY" to 888-777, or by registering at the Nixle website for email updates.
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-- Samantha Schaefer and Jerome Adamstein
Photo: Freeway-level workers look on as crews dismantle the Mulholland Drive bridge over the 405 Freeway on Saturday. Credit: Jonathan Alcorn / Getty Images