Friday, June 24, 2011

Problems with CA405frwy closure

Los Angeles News, Southern California News - L.A. NOW - latimes.com

There hasn’t been sufficient efforts to ensure hospital employees will be able to get to work in a timely or predictable fashion during the closure, a problem that could seriously endanger patients, said Posie Carpenter, chief administrative officer at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.

Carpenter was one of about 100 people who attended a community meeting on the closure held at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles.

The freeway will be closed for 53 hours beginning the evening of July 15 and ending early July 18 to allow crews to demolish the south side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge. They will then spend about 11 months doing bridge reconstruction on the south side, and after that they will demolish the north side of the bridge -- which will require another extended freeway closure.

DETAILS: See planned closure and alternative routes

The affected area includes the southbound 405, which will be closed for four miles between the 101 Freeway and the Getty Center Drive exit, and the northbound 405, which will be closed for 10 miles between the 10 and 101 freeways.

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