PLAN AHEAD FOR MAJOR TRAFFIC
CONGESTION AND DELAYS EXPECTED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON NORTHBOUND I-405 SAN
DIEGO FREEWAY FROM 7:00 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 14 TO 6:00 A.M. FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Motorists are strongly
encouraged to eliminate unnecessary automobile trips, stay local, avoid the
area, and/or divert to other freeways to avoid possible multi-hour delays.
webpage is dedicated to provide travelers, motorists and airport employees with
information, resources and tips so you can PLAN
AHEAD to avoid as much as possible major
traffic congestion and delays expected on the northbound I-405 San Diego
Freeway during Presidents’ Day weekend from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14 through
6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014,
traffic delays will be due to scheduled construction on a 5.6-mile (9 km) section
of the northbound direction of the
I-405 San Diego Freeway between Getty Center Drive on the south and Ventura
Boulevard on the north, about 10 miles north of LAX. This segment of freeway equals two-thirds of
the length of the entire I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.
The closure will facilitate excavating
and re-paving the mainline roadway in one 80-hour closure as opposed to several
55-hour closure operations over a series of weekends.
80-hour closure consists of a partial daytime lane reduction and a full
nighttime closure of the freeway’s northbound only lanes. During daytime hours, two northbound lanes
will remain open while three lanes will be closed. During nighttime hours, all five northbound
freeway lanes will be closed. While the
southbound lanes will remain open during daytime hours of the closure, normal
closures may occur during nighttime hours.
I-405 Full Directional Closure:
February 14:7 p.m. - exits and ramps
February 14:10 p.m. - freeway lanes
begin closing to ensure full freeway closure at 1 a.m.
- Saturday, February 15:1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
- Sunday, February 16:2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
- Monday, February 17:12 a.m. (midnight) to 5 a.m.
- Tuesday, February 18: 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m.
Northbound I-405 Reduced to Two Lanes:
- Saturday, February 15 at 6 a.m. to Sunday,
February 16 at 2 a.m.
- Sunday, February 16 from 7 a.m. to 11:59
- Monday, February 17 from 5 a.m. to
The freeway opens to full capacity at
6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18.
Impacts to Air Travelers, Motorists, and Airport Employees
General Airport Operations:
is forecasted to serve more than 160,000 passengers each day of Presidents’ Day
weekend. A daily average of 65,000
vehicles is expected to come to LAX that weekend. While less than on weekdays, approximately
20,000 airport-wide employees are scheduled to work each weekend day.
coming to the airport for departing flights, as well as airport employees
reporting for work, are not expected to be impacted.
LAX FlyAway® Bus
All FlyAway® routes will
be operating on their normal schedules. Northbound
FlyAway® buses to Van Nuys and Westwood are expected to encounter traffic
congestion and delays, especially during peak traffic periods of the day. To ensure FlyAway® buses depart in a timely
manner from the Van Nuys and Westwood locations to LAX, additional buses will
be dispatched as needed.
at LAX are expected to operate normally during the Presidents’ Day
weekend. Winter weather conditions in
other parts of the U.S. may impact flights to/from LAX. Passengers are advised to check with their
airlines by calling or visiting their websites for flight status. Passengers are also encouraged to sign up on
their airlines’ website to receive electronic flight status alerts.
motorists and employees leaving LAX and driving northbound I-405 to the San
Fernando Valley, to northern Los Angeles County and beyond, should expect major
traffic congestion and delays – especially during the approach to the I-405 and
I-10 Santa Monica Freeway interchange.
Motorists will be redirected to other regional freeways or surface
streets. NO special consideration will
be given to whether the motorists are driving private vehicles or public
transportation vehicles (including the LAX FlyAway® buses to Van Nuys and
Westwood), such as taxi cabs, municipal and long-distance buses, door-to-door
shuttle vans limousines,
driving to coastal communities north of LAX (i.e., Venice, Santa Monica,
Malibu, etc.) should expect Lincoln Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway to be
driving to Santa Barbara and Ventura counties west of Los Angeles have the
option of using north-south surface streets between US 101 and Pacific Coast
General Travel Advice and Tips
Plan ahead. Use public transit to/from LAX to
reduce the number of vehicles on the I-405.
If you must drive, avoid impacted areas, and minimize the number of
vehicle trips. Plan your route and
monitor real-time traffic conditions.
BEFORE you get into the car, check live updates at www.Twitter.com @I_405 and at www.Facebook.com/405Project. Call 511 during the closure weekend and say “Jamzilla” or visit www.go511.com for real-time traffic updates.
1. L.A. City Department of Transportation monitors traffic on city streets on its
Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control (ATSAC) system at:www.trafficinfo.lacity.org/index.html. For traffic on streets in and around
2. Caltrans provides current traffic
status on California highways and state roads at: www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi
REMINDER: California state law prohibits using hands to
talk, text or browse the Internet on cell phones or other electronic devices
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You may call the following telephone numbers for further information:
- 1-310-646-5252: LAX general information operator, staffed
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday
- 1-424-646-5260: LAX Public Relations Office staffed from 8
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
on Friday. During off-hours and
weekends, dial this number and “Press 1” to be transferred directly to the 24-hour
public information officer.
- 1-213-922-3665: Metro Project Hotline