405 work moving along

Picture 4.pngThe local freeway project with the prettiest graphics has been hit with rain delays in recent weeks, but Metro just tweeted that restriping of the northbound lanes has been completed for now. That means a temporary end to night work and lane closures heading toward Sepulveda Pass from the Santa Monica Freeway, aka I-10. Restriping of the 405 southbound lanes has been put off until at least March 3. Just the start of the ballgame, of course. Work on the carpool lane project and rehab of bridges along the route — plus ramp redesign, fixing of Sepulveda Blvd., et al — is expected to last until at least 2013. By then, maybe just maybe there will be work underway on the Westside subway extension to make people forget just how disruptive and lingering the freeway job was in our daily lives.

Previously on LA Observed:
Three years of hell on the 405
It takes a military man to fix the 405 freeway mess
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