Carmageddon II in Los Angeles may end early because demolition on the 405 Freeway bridge is on schedule. That is exciting news for commuters in the area.
On Saturday, the 405 Freeway was closed from the 10 and 101 freeways, so that demolition on the Mulholland Drive bridge could begin. The freeway is expected to reopen in time for Monday morning's commute. It looks like the demolition finished right on schedule, which is even nicer for the traffic.
The good news is that Californians affected by the possibility of Carmageddon II heeded advice and parked their cars. L.A. PD Deputy Chief Jorge A. Villegas said, "We've seen an increase in pedestrians in the areas that have restaurants and boutiques."
In all, it sounds like a nice weekend for people in the region. It would be nice to not brave the crowded freeway and simply enjoy some walking and easy weekend plans.
Last year's closure did not end up having the disastrous impact that planners had feared, and it looks like this year's was also relatively easy. Did you live through last year's or this year's closing for the Mulholland Drive demolition? If so, was it hellish? Did the closure get a bit overblown by officials?
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