"Carmageddon" -– the ominous closure of 10 miles of the 405 Freeway that Angelenos survived a year ago –- is returning late this September.
Transportation officials announced Thursday that Carmageddon II is scheduled for Sept. 29 and 30 and said the 405 will be shut down in both directions between the 10 and 101 Freeways for 53 hours.
“This closure will surely impact the nearly 250,000 motorists from all over the county that travel the Sepulveda Pass each day on the weekend,” Metro board chairman and Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said in a news release.
“Law enforcement, transportation and emergency response agencies strongly advise that county residents make plans in advance to use an alternate route or transit,” he said. The first Carmageddon closure was last July, when construction crews demolished the south side of the Mulholland Drive bridge that crosses over the 405. It was part of a larger $1-billion freeway improvement project that will add a 10-mile northbound carpool lane and is expected to be complete in 2013.