This is just another friendly reminder to remind all commuting Angelenos to prepare for another 120-day "Rampture" on the 405 freeway.
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. For four. Long. Months.
Yes, 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 than what we've got right now, which means it'll hold 60 percent more vehicles and hopefully keep Sunset Boulevard flowing a little smoother.
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.
Check out Metro's list of suggested detours to see how to access Sunset Blvd. for the next few months.
- Daytime: Northbound I-405 off-ramp to westbound Wilshire Boulevard, to northbound Sepulveda Boulevard, to eastbound Sepulveda Way, to westbound Sunset Boulevard.
- Alternate: Moraga Drive off-ramp, to southbound Sepulveda Boulevard, right on Church Lane to Sunset Boulevard.
- Nighttime: Northbound I-405 off-ramp to westbound Wilshire Boulevard, right on northbound San Vicente Boulevard, right onto north Barrington Avenue, left onto westbound Sunset Boulevard.
- Northbound I-405 off-ramp to eastbound Wilshire Boulevard, to northbound Veteran Avenue to eastbound Sunset Boulevard.
The off-ramp's closure is part of a larger project to widen the 405 freeway. Check out Metro.net to learn more about the construction.