If you live in Southern California, particularly the Los Angeles area, you may have heard of the seemingly impending doom that is scheduled to land upon the concrete Serengeti known as the 405 freeway. If this long piece of road is part of your weekend commute, then you may want to read on – seriously.
On July 16 and 17, California construction workers will be shutting down a 10-mile stretch of the 405 freeway, from the I-10 to the US 101, to begin demolishing a portion of the 50-year-old Mulholland Drive Bridge in an effort to widen the freeway and add a northbound carpool lane. For the last few weeks, amber alerts have been warning commuters about the upcoming closure like a doomsday proclamation. This may not be an overreaction either, as this 53-hour stoppage is predicted to be one of the worst traffic situations in California’s history, leading many to call it “The Nightmare of 50,000 Feet” or better yet, “Carmageddon.”