Get ready for more 405 freeway closures

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405 closure Get ready for more 405 freeway closures

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(CNS) – The southbound lanes of the San Diego (405) Freeway from the Getty Center Drive on-ramp to Sunset Boulevard will be closed from midnight until 5 tomorrow morning as part of the $1.2 billion widening project in the Sepulveda Pass.

Crews will close northbound lanes of the 405 from Moraga Drive to the Getty Center Drive off-ramp beginning at midnight on Wednesday.

Metro will begin closing on- and off-ramps as early as 7 p.m. and will start lane closures at 10 p.m.

The closures are necessary to conduct freeway survey work as part of the project to add carpool and exit lanes and make other improvements to the 50- year-old freeway between the Ventura (101) and Santa Monica (10) freeways.

The overall project is scheduled to be completed next year, and is being run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in cooperation with Caltrans.

Sepulveda Boulevard will remain open next to the freeway during the closures as an alternate route. But it only has one lane in each direction in much of the work zone.

Metro officials also announced the closure of a right-turn lane from northbound Sepulveda Boulevard onto eastbound Montana Avenue on Thursday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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