Beginning Friday night, March 1, 2013, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Project will reduce the northbound I-405 from five lanes to two between Montana Avenue and the Getty Center Dr off-ramp in West Los Angeles. On-ramps within the 2.4-mile reduction area will also be closed during the 55-hour weekend event. Motorists are advised to anticipate delays. There will be several late-night full closures of the northbound lanes. The southbound I-405 will remain open and northbound Sepulveda Blvd. will remain fully operational with two lanes throughout the reduction. Westbound Wilshire Blvd. to northbound Sepulveda Blvd. may be used as an alternative route to bypass the lane reduction area. Motorists will enter northbound I-405 again at Skirball Center Dr.
All northbound freeway lanes and ramps will reopen to the public by 5 am on Monday, March 4. The current weather forecast does not call for rain; however, if that changes, the operation will shift approximately one week. Changeable message signs and traffic control officers will be deployed at key locations within the project area to help guide motorists during the reduction. Emergency access will be provided through the lane reduction area.
Here is something to think about if you are stuck in traffic. Any multiple of 405, when simplified, will sum to 9, just as 405 sums to 9: 4+0+5=9. Example: 405 x 17 = 6885. 6+8+8+5=27; 2+7=9.