Question: What happens when you shut down the busiest section of the busiest freeway in Los Angeles over an entire weekend?
Answer: Carmaggedon a.k.a. the worst traffic jam *ever*.
Carmaggedon II takes place this weekend – Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30, 2012 – when about ten miles of the I-405 freeway will be shut down
northbound between the I-10 and the I-101, southbound between the I-101 and Getty Center Drive
It’s part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvement. In order to add a northbound high-occupancy vehicle lane (carpool lane) through the Sepulveda Pass, Caltrans is demolishing the north side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge.
The half-a-million motorists who usually drive the freeway are once again being warned to stay home because the alternative routes between the Valley and the Westside are narrow, winding canyon roads.
If you live in Los Angeles, but can’t go away for the weekend, yet need to go across to the west side this weekend, Edmunds.com offers five tips for surviving Carmageddon II.