Learn more about the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project
- December 10
- What Did Caltrans Crews Accomplish During Carmageddon II?
- Caltrans reasoned that sprucing up the freeway while the Mulholland Dr Bridge was demolished would cause less inconvenience to drivers.
- July 20
- Why would someone mix boys and bulldozers?
- A pack of 10-year-old Cub Scouts receive a close-up view of heavy construction.
- June 19
- How are California's highways named?
- Naming a highway after a person requires a circuitous route.
- June 18
- Why Are the North Side Girders a Milestone?
- A bridge's roadway is built on girders.
- March 13
- Carpooling During Wilshire Loops
- Metro Commute Services team can help employers and their employees cope with the Wilshire ramp closures.
- February 28
- Why So Many BMPs Through the Sepulveda Pass?
- The BMPs will treat the additional runoff created by the wider freeway and bring the storm water treatment capabilities up to current standards.
- February 17
- Why Will an Off-Ramp Disappear?
- A Westside landmark will vanish when the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project finishes its work.
- December 28
- Why Do Back-Up Alarms Have To Be Noisy?
- When they are working as intended, back-up alarms—in common with some forms of modern music—broadcast annoying sounds for several blocks. The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project has been trying to do something about this.
- December 7
- Why Is No One Working Where Traffic Is Restricted?
- Although it might seem random to the harassed driver, traffic control in a construction area—especially an area as congested as the Sepulveda Pass—is more science than art.
- November 8
- Why Is the Montana/Sepulveda Intersection Significant?
- Sitting a stone's throw east of the I-405 freeway and the Brentwood Glen community, the Montana Av/Sepulveda Bl intersection continues its transformation by the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.
- July 1
- Mulholland Community Meeting
- On Thursday, June 23, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project hosted a community meeting on the July 16-17 Mulholland Bridge Demolition and the resulting full closure of the I-405 in the Sepulveda Pass.
- March 15
- How Do You Explain Pile Driving to First-Graders?
- I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project team stood before 35 high-energy kindergarten and first-graders to demonstrate how bridges are built.
- March 11
- How Do You Drill Under a River of Traffic?
- On a typical Wednesday in February 2009, over 120,000 vehicles flow east and west past Veteran Av on Wilshire Bl.
- January 19
- How Is a Giant Freeway Landscaped?
- Long before she became a landscape architect, decades before she landscaped schools, ports, airports and parks, Lynn Capouya gathered discarded Christmas trees.
- January 07
- How to Build Walls Longer Than an Aircraft Carrier
- Every day they watch the I-405 highway curve away from them below while they work to hold back a hillside.
- January 06
- How Mulholland Dr Bridge Was Constructed
- The main portion of Mulholland Dr-westward from the Cahuenga Pass in Hollywood past the Sepulveda Pass-opened in 1924 under a different name: the Mulholland Highway.
- December 20
- How to Crush Bridges into Roadways
- Is there a way to prevent thousands of tons of concrete and asphalt from being dumped into landfills, you might ask. There is.
- October 06
- Moving the spaghetti of utilities under Sepulveda Bl
- Bonnie Verdin loves spaghetti, although she wishes she saw less of it during her work day.
- September 10
- CAC Meeting
- The August 26 Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting focused on committee requests that have been resolved and those still pending.
- August 4
- Reduce Construction Material Sent to Landfills
- The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, has received approval to operate material-crushing sites within the project boundaries.
- July 20
- How Crews Lay K-Rail
- Mostly—it’s invisible, part of the Southern California highway landscape, much like bumper stickers and lane changes without turn signals—but if you begin to look, K-Rail seems to be everywhere.
- June 16
- Project examines a freeway area that never carries cars
- Commuters and neighbors can see that the I-405 uses a sophisticated system of lanes, ramps and signage to move hundreds of thousands of vehicles each day.
- June 2
- Why clear and grub precedes other preconstruction work
- Clear and grub” appears in multiple Construction Notices for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, and although the term may sound like the name of an unsuccessful County Western duo....
- May 27
- Quarterly Community Meeting Described Traffic Flow Modifications
- Before an audience of approximately 50 attendees, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project team used its May 20 Quarterly Community Meeting to provide an update on the....
- April 27
- Scale of widening project apparent in quantities required to complete it
- The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project is a large project by any measure: its length, its cost, its complexity.
- April 20
- Artists present aesthetic designs for Sepulveda Bl walls
- Before an audience of approximately a dozen attendees, as well as several Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members, the two artists responsible for the aesthetic designs for the 1720/1730 walls on Sepulveda Bl presented their initial concepts April 8.
- April 13
- How you keep traffic moving through a complex highway project
- Brandon Schissel, Maintenance of Traffic Lead for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, calculates how to maintain traffic flow while supporting an aggressive construction schedule, a considerable challenge when working on one of the nation’s busiest highways.
- April 7
- How artists soften a mass of concrete
- For years, pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers have passed the retaining walls on either side of Homedale Dr, east of the I-405 Freeway, and seen a mass of flat concrete.
- April 2
- Brett Barnett, has highway construction in his veins
- Brett Barnett, one of three segment managers for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, has highway construction in his veins. Well, at least in his family tree.
- March 30
- How a freeway is cut down to size
- Many steps are required before the new section of the I-405 can be attached to the current section.
- March 19
- Kay Greeley, Arborist for the Project is also a tree hugger
- Kay Greeley, a certified arborist, as well as a civil engineer and landscape architect, led the tree survey process that mapped the 5,600 trees and “significant foliage” along the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.
- March 19
- Variety of signage is used for traffic control and safety
- The construction team widening the I-405 has been using a variety of signage devices to control traffic and increase worker safety. Here are three frequently used tools.
- March 17
- Caltrans construction manager has big responsibilities
- Allan Tanjuaquio’s title on the $1.03 billion I-405 Sepulveda Basin Improvements Project, Construction Manager, means he is responsible for all construction and a large portion of quality assurance.
- March 4
- CAC meeting discussed landscaping and the Sunset Bl bridge demolition
- The fourth Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting, held February 25 at the project office, focused on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project’s landscaping plan.
- March 1
- High technology used for pre-construction activities
- Recent photographs describe some of the pre-construction activities required as part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.
I-405, Did You Know?
Tuesday May 21, 2013
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Construction Relations Team:
Kasey Shuda - Manager, Construction Relations
Erika Estrada - Sunset Segment (Constitution Av to Sepulveda Bl)
Megan Nangle - Wilshire Segment (National Bl to Constitution Av)
Ron Macias - Mulholland Segment (Sepulveda B. to Ventura Bl)
Ned Racine - New Media
Yvette ZR Rapose - Director of Construction Relations
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6060 Center Dr., 2nd Flr.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2952
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