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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 24, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

405 Freeway Closure Planned July 16-17 Weekend

Expect Heavy Traffic Delays Near 10-Mile Construction Zone

A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 between U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 10 will be closed the weekend of July 16-17 as crews demolish and start reconstruction on the Mulholland Drive Bridge.

Medical staff members who use this portion of the freeway or surrounding streets are strongly being encouraged to plan alternate routes in advance of this weekend.

The northbound 405 Freeway will be closed between Interstate 10 and U.S. 101; the southbound 405 Freeway will be closed between U.S. 101 and the Getty Center Drive ramps. Caltrans plans to begin shutting down ramps along the 10-mile stretch starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15.

Lane closures will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue until 5 a.m. Monday, July 18. Ramps and connectors are scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, July 18.

To reduce the effect on traffic, the Mulholland Bridge demolition and reconstruction is planned for two phases, traffic officials said. This closure is part of Phase I, when the south side of the bridge will be demolished,followed by 11 months of reconstruction. Phase II, which is anticipated to begin a year from now, will encompass demolition of the north side of the bridge. Additional freeway closures will be required for the second phase.

For additional alternate route information, please visit www.metro.net/405.

You can also follow the project on Twitter @I_405 http://twitter.com/#!/i_405 and Facebook at www.facebook.com/405project.