Monday June 11, 2012
Planned 90-day ramp closures are: Westbound Wilshire onramp to I-405 north and I-405 north off ramp to Westbound Wilshire. Other ramp closures will follow, with all eight ramps demolished and rebuilt over the next year or more.
Why do the ramps have to be closed for so long? What alternative streets and on-ramps are recommended? What is Metro and its transportation agency partners doing to reduce traffic impacts? Will the rebuilt ramps be worth the investment, or will they just cause more congestion? Send your questions in advance or sign on during the live chat.
"We're calling this 'Ramp Jam' for good reason," said Supervisor and Metro Board Member Yaroslavsky. "The Wilshire/405 interchange is where the nation's busiest boulevard meets the nation's busiest freeway. Tens of thousands of freeway-bound motorists travel through here on a daily basis. We need the public's cooperation - just as we did with Carmageddon weekend last year - to help reduce traffic impacts as much as possible. It's imperative the public Plan ahead, Adjust Their Travel Times, or Share the Ride. Join me on this live chat to learn how."
For more information on the I-405 project go to metro.net/I-405, twitter.com/I_405 or facebook.com/405project. For more information on Metro's Live Chats go to metro.net/news. To post live questions during the chat go to metro.net or to e-mail advance questions go to metro.net/chat.
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