Announced on Wednesday, July 24, the project improvements scheduled at Sunset Boulevard include the widening of the Sunset Bridge over the I-405, the expansion of Church Lane (which may require up to 10 months), and continued structuring of retaining walls.
In a press release, Metro urged northbound freeway motorists “to plan ahead to determine alternate routes, allow extra time to reach destinations, eliminate unnecessary trips to avoid peak congestion and/or consider ridesharing and public transit options.”
The extended closure is necessary for the construction of a longer off-ramp, which when complete will be 60 percent longer with a wider capacity to store vehicles and more success at separating traffic from Sunset Boulevard and the northbound I-405, according to the transportation company. The new off-ramp layout will also feature two right-turn lanes to eastbound Sunset and one left-turn lane to westbound Sunset.
Metro also provided the following detours in the press release:
Daytime: Northbound I-405 off-ramp to westbound
Nighttime: Northbound I-405 off-ramp to westbound
Northbound I-405 off-ramp to eastbound
The Sunset Boulevard off-ramp is expected to close at 10 p.m. on the scheduled date. For more information on the project and/or detour maps, visit www.metro.net/405. Those interested may also follow the project on Facebook and Twitter.
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