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'Ramp Jam' Talk Back: 'Dear 405, I hate you'

June 25, 2012 |  2:09 pm

Commuters to and from the Westside braced themselves for a traffic nightmare Monday, the first weekday of "Ramp Jam."

Talk back LAWorkers closed the westbound Wilshire onramp to the northbound 405 and the northbound 405 offramp to westbound Wilshire at 10 p.m. Friday. 

Some drivers seemed to have some luck with traffic, thanking city officials for planning out the closures. Many more bemoaned the added gridlock, though none seemed fond of the usually sluggish corridor anyway.

GRAPHIC: 405 Freeway/Wilshire Blvd. closure

"Dear 405, I hate you with every ounce of my being," tweeted @joertell.

The ramps will remain closed for three months, during the first phase of a yearlong effort to demolish and rebuild all eight ramps at the interchange.

The ramps will be closed in succession, for periods of two weeks to three months each. The new ramps will be designed to reduce traffic backups and dangerous lane-weaving.

How have the ramp closures affected your daily commute? Let us know by tweeting @LANow or by leaving a comment on our Local Facebook page or in the comments section below.

I-405 "Ramp Jam" begins in West L.A.

Commuters on the Westside started off their workweek with the beginning of what some are calling "the Rampture" or the "Ramp Jam" -- two closed 405 freeway ramps at Wilshire Boulevard. Drivers in the area braced themselves for the additional traffic.

Storified by LA Times - LA NOW Mon, Jun 25 2012 16:22:11

Graphic: 405 Freeway/Wilshire Blvd. closure - Los Angeles TimesGraphic Two Wilshire Boulevard ramps will close at 10 p.m. Friday for about 90 days. All eight ramps at the interchange are scheduled to ...
Need to go to Santa Monica tonight, but deeply afraid to deal with "The Rampture."paige
The only free parking in Los Angeles is the 405 freeway. #ramptureBrian Kemm
Wow...good job #CityOfLosAngeles for truly planning out the #405 #Rampture We were able to get to Westwoodin 35 mins from the valley today!rich kim
15 minute detour to work. 45 minute commute to downtown LA #Rampture #RampJamAndrew Veis
Back to dealing with LA traffic just made worse by freeway construction on the 405.Michael James Kacey
I'm glad I don't have to take the 405 to get ANYWHERE i go....it's bout to be some str8 up chaos on the 405Nicholas James
Can we change #LevitatedMass to #LevitatedCarsOverThe405? #rampjam #RamptureDel Rey NC
So glad I don't have to go anywhere near the West side anytime soon #ramptureMarkell Renee
Dear 405,I hate you with every ounce of my being. Love,MeJason Oertell
First day of the #rampture and eastbound traffic on Wilshire is awful. At 9:20am!Randy James


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