LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Octojam is coming. Wilshire Boulevard ramp closures for the 405 San Diego Freeway begin this week. Officials are telling news that Octojam will be far worse for West Los Angeles residents and UCLA personnel than Carmageddon.
Wilshire Boulevard at the 405 Freeway will get closed this week. But don’t try to take Sepulveda, officials tell news. That too is getting closed in sections initially.
In a news statement, LA Metro states that on “Friday, June 22, 2012, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will begin demolishing the first of eight ramps joining Wilshire Bl and the I-405 freeway.” The process will begin with the demolition of two ramps and the building of two replacement ramps.
First, starting Friday, the following ramps will be demolished, officials tell news. “This rebuilding begins with the demolition of two ramps, I-405 N off-ramp to Westbound Wilshire and Westbound Wilshire on-ramp to I-405 N.” But the contractor is warning residents that the reconstruction won’t take that long. “The contractor anticipates rebuilding these two ramps in 90 days”.
But after these two ramps are finished in three months, then Metro will do the same for the remaining six ramps. “Reconstruction of all eight Wilshire ramps is expected to take more than one year.”
Start time on Octojam is 10 pm tonight Thursday June 21, 2012. Closures will run sporadically all the way through Monday at 6 am.
Initially, Sepulveda Boulevard will be closed from Wilshire Boulevard to Montana Avenue, officials tell news. Additionally, two lanes on Wilshire as far west as Federal and east as Veteran will be closed as well, Metro indicates to news today.