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Partial closure of northbound 405 Freeway set for Saturday night

September 14, 2012 |  2:17 pm

Approximate location of closure

We're still two weeks away from the 53-hour weekend closure of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass, also known as Carmageddon II.

To get drivers warmed up, there's baby Carmageddon -- a shutdown of the northbound 405  between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard, scheduled to begin about 11 p.m. Saturday and last until 9 a.m. Sunday.

Workers will be finishing preparation work on the north half of the Mulholland Drive bridge for the final phase of demolition during Carmageddon II. They did their first round of prep work Sept. 8 during the closure of the southbound 405 between the 101 and Getty Center.

That full 10-mile closure of the 405 in both directions between the 10 Freeway and the 101 Freeway is slated to begin about 7 p.m. on Sept. 28, when workers will start closing ramps along the route.

Individual lanes will begin closing about 10 p.m., with the entire freeway shut to motorists by midnight. The freeway is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Oct. 1.


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-- Martha Groves

Image: Approximate location of closure shown on map. Credit: Google Maps