Four-month closure on the 405 in West LA

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Interstate 405

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Starting Saturday, Aug. 3, the northbound off-ramp to Sunset Boulevard will be closed for 120 days. Westside residents and people who normally use the northbound Sunset Blvd. exit will need to prepare for possible delays, consider alternate means of transportation and avoid the area during rush hour.

It’s a long time to be without one of the 405’s major exits, but it’s all for the greater good. Metro officials say that the construction will result in a new ramp that’s 60 percent longer, which means it’ll hold 60 percent more vehicles and hopefully keep Sunset Boulevard flowing more smoothly.

In the end, the new off-ramp will have two right-turn lanes headed east on Sunset Blvd., and one left-turn lane headed west.

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