Closures to continue on northbound 405 through Sepulveda Pass
Lane closures and delays will continue through the weekend as construction work on the northbound 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass continues.
Construction work on a 2.4-mile stretch of the freeway will cause shutdowns of some or all northbound lanes at different times throughout the weekend.
The freeway will be reduced during the day from five to two lanes between the Montana Avenue offramp and the Getty Center Drive offramps in West Los Angeles until Monday morning, Metro officials said. The lane reductions began Friday night.
The 405 northbound lanes will be closed entirely from 2 to 7 a.m. Sunday and midnight to 5 a.m. Monday, officials said.
All northbound freeway lanes and ramps should be open by 5 a.m. Monday, Metro officials said. If rain affects the work, the operation will shift about a week, officials said.
As of Saturday morning, the construction work was proceeding on schedule, said Dave Sotero, a Metro spokesman. All northbound lanes were closed late Friday night and re-opened at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, he said.
The construction work is part of the 405 Freeway Sepulveda Pass Improvement Project in which a carpool lane will be created and the freeway will be realigned. Construction crews had finished grinding pavement and had begun placing new pavement by Saturday morning, Sotero said.
Traffic was slow-moving Saturday morning, Sotero said. It took motorists about an hour to travel on the freeway from Venice Boulevard to Getty Center Drive, he said.
Motorists should expect delays throughout the weekend and have been advised to take Sepulveda Boulevard or to find alternate routes, said Marc Littman, a Metro spokesman.
The construction could cause SigAlert conditions, Littman said.
-- Hailey Branson-Potts