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Some lanes on 405 Freeway in Sepulveda Pass to be closed this weekend

March 1, 2013 |  9:36 am

Sepulveda Pass in Oct 2012
Three northbound lanes on the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass will be closed for 55 hours beginning Friday night for construction work.

The freeway will be reduced from five to two lanes between the Montana Avenue offramp and the Getty Center offramp in West Los Angeles beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Metro officials said. Southbound lanes and Sepulveda Boulevard will remain open.

“By pressing this work into this 55-hour period, they’re able to make up several months of work,” said Metro spokesman Marc Littman.

All northbound freeway lanes and ramps in the Sepulveda Pass will be closed for five hours early each morning through Monday, officials said. All lanes and ramps will be open to the public by 5 a.m. Monday.

If rain affects the work, the operation will shift about a week, officials 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. Motorists should expect delays and have been advised to take Sepulveda Boulevard or avoid the area, Littman said.

The construction could cause SigAlert conditions, Littman said.


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Photo: The 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass in October 2012. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times.