Last summer a ten mile stretch of the 405, (one of LA’s major freeways) closed for demolition of a bridge as part of a $1 billion construction project . For a city that is renowned for its traffic, the closure created pandemonium for all vehicle owners thus became known as, “Carmageddon“.
The closure lasted 53 hours and was the longest freeway closure in Los Angeles history. Not only did the closure create major traffic on the closed freeway, but it had a domino effect on approximately one dozen others. Carmageddon circulated on the news across the United States and will live in infamy as one of the worst traffic jams in LA history.
Unfortunately, this phenomenon is scheduled to return later this summer but the specific date has yet to be chosen. As of now, the Metro is looking at late summer, perhaps towards the end of August. The closure will take place in order to demolish the remainder of the Muholland Bridge that was left after last years freeway closure.
Stay tuned for more details on the exact dates of Carmageddon so you know when to get out of town for your summer vacation!