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Traffic advisory: Northbound Sunset Boulevard 405 ramp closed until December

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405-sunsetBeginning Saturday, Aug. 3, the northbound I-405 off-ramp to Sunset Boulevard will be closed until mid-December for construction of a longer and wider off-ramp.
 
The closure begins at 1 a.m. and will be in effect 24 hours a day. The new ramp is scheduled to re-open on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1 a.m.
 
The recommended detour for northbound traffic coming to UCLA is to exit the 405 onto eastbound Wilshire Boulevard, turn left on Veteran Avenue and right on Sunset Boulevard.
 
Sepulveda Boulevard will operate at full capacity during peak traffic hours (6-9 a.m. and 3-10 p.m. on weekdays).
 
But during daytime off-peak hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Sepulveda Boulevard between Montana and Moraga will be reduced to one lane in each direction. That stretch of Sepulveda Boulevard will be entirely closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
 
When the new off-ramp opens it will feature 60 percent more capacity to store vehicles and segregate traffic from Sunset Boulevard and the I-405.The new Sunset off-ramp configuration will feature two northbound right-turn lanes to eastbound Sunset and one northbound left-turn lane to westbound Sunset.
 
For more extensive detour directions or for additional information on the project, please visit Metro’s information site.
 
Additional ways to stay informed about the work on the I-405:
 
Email listserv - construction notices with recommended detours
Twitter (@I_405) - latest information on scheduled work dates or postponements
Facebook - detailed construction updates
go511 - live freeway traffic information
Project website - progress updates on construction, closure notices and photos
Be A Green Commuter Blog - impact updates specifically for UCLA commuters and visitors
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