[The following information was taken from a statement issued by Councilman Paul Koretz's office]
Closure of a 10 mile stretch of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass will occur this upcoming September 29-30 weekend. This is part of the Sepulveda Pass Improvement Project, and it’s goal is truly momentous – crucial transportation improvements will be achieved – but the cost in aggravation and complications may be dear, unless we plan, prepare and proceed as successfully as we did in 2011. During Carmageddon I, people wisely stayed away from the 405 and mostly out of their cars, and enjoyed their home neighborhoods and the local shops, recreation and entertainment, so that a feared traffic nightmare was averted. Hopefully, the same positive outcome will occur this time around, as well.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to become as knowledgeable as possible about Carmageddon II, and to prepare accordingly. Ramp closures will begin to happen on Friday night (September 28), with ramps and connectors scheduled to reopen by 6:00am Monday morning (October 1). Progress reports and any updates will be made available by Metro on their website, so for the most timely and up-to-date info on Carmageddon II please visit Metro online at www.metro.net/405, twitter.com/I-1405, and facebook.com/405project.