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Local Residents Want Answers About 405 Closure

Valley residents would like Metro officials to hear their questions, concerns about the planned freeway closure at a local forum.

Many residents of Valley neighborhoods who will be affected by the planned closure of the 405 Freeway next month say they have questions that are not being answered by Metro, the agency in charge of the freeway widening project.

So far, there has been no community meeting at which Metro officials can answer questions from Valley residents about the freeway closure, which is scheduled for July 16-17.

A May 26 meeting in Westwood about the 53-hour closure generated a large number of questions and complaints. Check it out in this video report from Sherman Oaks Patch Editor Doug Kriegel.

Chuck Hand June 10, 2011 at 02:52 PM
There are going to be TWO full freeway closures. Most people don't realize that only the south half of the bridge will be dismantled during this July15 closure and his same shutdown will be repeated 11 months from now when the other side of the bridge is demolished. THIS SECOND SHUT DOWN COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED! A new bridge was to be built 200 feet south of the current bridge and, when fully functional, would be removed and all four lanes could be demolished in only one weekend and not two. Also saving not only our time but four million dollars. METRO wanted this plan, but a few vocal and connected factions, threatened METRO with law suits and delays stopping that plan. Their reasons pale when compared to the magnitude of the problems created by their actions. One reason given was the Bridge would break “the sinuous, continuous line of the beautiful and historic mother road” The major and other city officials should put a stop to this non-sense. This issue is expanded upon in Supervisor Zev Yaroslovsky’s March newsletter http://zev.lacounty.gov/communities/westside/a-sharp-u-turn-on-mulholland:

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