Meeting to get the 411 on the 405
March 13, 2012
It’s a busy time on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, with lots going on at many locations. Here’s a chance to find out the latest. On Thursday, March 22, Metro staff will discuss the project’s progress and provide information about upcoming construction activities at the first of five community meetings.
You can find out what’s happening with the Sunset Boulevard,Mulholland Drive and Skirball Center Drive bridges. Information about the upcoming Wilshire Boulevard ramp closures—including detours, signage and schedules—also will be provided. And you can find out more about the December, 2011 collapse of a so-called “mechanically supporting engineering” retaining wall, and learn why all such walls on the project are being rebuilt. A question-and-answer session will follow the 45-minute presentation.
The March 22 meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Westwood Recreation Center, 1350 South Sepulveda Boulevard. More upcoming meetings are scheduled for May 24, July 26, September 27 and November 15 at locations to be determined. Visit Metro’s I-405 project webpage for more details, including upcoming detours and lane closures.
When it’s completed, the I-405 project will expand capacity on one of the most heavily traveled, congested freeways in the country by adding an HOV lane, widening existing ramps and bridges, and improving the supporting infrastructure. It’s expected to be finished in 2013.