Two Wilshire-405 ramps to close: Starting Friday night at 10 p.m., one on-ramp and one off-ramp will shut down for three months. All eight ramps at the interchange are scheduled to be demolished and rebuilt over the next year. One county official has dubbed the project “Ramp Jam.”
Detour maps and other information at www.metro.net/405.

Two Wilshire-405 ramps to close: Starting Friday night at 10 p.m., one on-ramp and one off-ramp will shut down for three months. All eight ramps at the interchange are scheduled to be demolished and rebuilt over the next year. One county official has dubbed the project “Ramp Jam.”

Detour maps and other information at www.metro.net/405.

Carmageddon is upon us. This weekend, the 405 Freeway will be shut down in both directions between the 10 and 101 freeways.
Full coverage at latimes.com/carmageddon:
Roads to avoid 
Interactive: Possible trouble spots 
Critic’s Notebook: Fast lane to gridlock
Opinion: Two words of advice — surface streets
Elsewhere:
GOOD magazine: Why we’re pro-Carmageddon
Metro: A case for multi-modal transportation in L.A.
LA Weekly: Carmageddon on the 405
Streetsblog LA: Why Streetsblog doesn’t write more about Carmageddon
Illustration credit: Reuben Munoz / Los Angeles Times

Carmageddon is upon us. This weekend, the 405 Freeway will be shut down in both directions between the 10 and 101 freeways.

Full coverage at latimes.com/carmageddon:

Elsewhere:

Illustration credit: Reuben Munoz / Los Angeles Times

Metro and Caltrans are working with Orthodox Jews to maintain the thin “walls” of a vast Westside eruv during work on the 405 Freeway.

An eruv is a ritual enclosure surrounding a neighborhood. It can be a fence, a wall, a piece of string — or a freeway. And it must be unbroken.
Some eruvs can be fairly small, enclosing a tight-knit Jewish neighborhood. Brooklyn, for instance, is checkered with relatively small ones. It is perhaps not surprising that Los Angeles, the city that practically invented urban sprawl, is home to one of the largest eruvs anywhere, a vast enclosure 40 miles in circumference, surrounding much of the Westside and spilling over into the San Fernando Valley.
Its boundaries are, roughly, Western Avenue on the east, the 101 Freeway on the north, the 10 on the south and — yes — the 405 on the west. In portions, such as along Western, the boundary consists of fishing line strung along the tops of utility poles. It’s hard to spot, even if you know it’s there.

Photo: Dan Kulka, left, community relations manager for Kiewit Infrastructure Group, and Howard Witkin, an eruv administrator, stand near a pole supporting fishing line that marks the boundary of the eruv. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Metro and Caltrans are working with Orthodox Jews to maintain the thin “walls” of a vast Westside eruv during work on the 405 Freeway.

An eruv is a ritual enclosure surrounding a neighborhood. It can be a fence, a wall, a piece of string — or a freeway. And it must be unbroken.

Some eruvs can be fairly small, enclosing a tight-knit Jewish neighborhood. Brooklyn, for instance, is checkered with relatively small ones. It is perhaps not surprising that Los Angeles, the city that practically invented urban sprawl, is home to one of the largest eruvs anywhere, a vast enclosure 40 miles in circumference, surrounding much of the Westside and spilling over into the San Fernando Valley.

Its boundaries are, roughly, Western Avenue on the east, the 101 Freeway on the north, the 10 on the south and — yes — the 405 on the west. In portions, such as along Western, the boundary consists of fishing line strung along the tops of utility poles. It’s hard to spot, even if you know it’s there.

Photo: Dan Kulka, left, community relations manager for Kiewit Infrastructure Group, and Howard Witkin, an eruv administrator, stand near a pole supporting fishing line that marks the boundary of the eruv. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Tobar: "Despite overheated rhetoric, some are cool about 405 closure"

The weekend shutdown is being called Carmageddon. But what’s one horrific weekend next to the endless suffering of depending on the 405 day in and day out?

JULY CARMAGEDDON

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Details of the planned July closure of the 405 Freeway. (We’ll blog this again before the July 16–17 weekend.)

Drivers are being warned to stay away from the San Diego (405) Freeway. A planned closure for construction work next month is being called a “car-mageddeon.”

Carmageddon! That’s good! Much better than snowpocalypse!

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Details of the planned July closure of the 405 Freeway. (We’ll blog this again before the July 16–17 weekend.)

Details of the planned July closure of the 405 Freeway. (We’ll blog this again before the July 16–17 weekend.)

L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky: "Plan now for huge summer 405 closing"

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Just after midnight on Friday, July 15, the 405 Freeway will be closed in both directions—from Getty Center Drive to the 101—for 53 straight hours.

Sounds like a good weekend for an LA meetup in Vegas. I don’t want to be here.

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