405 Freeway Ramp Closure Began Friday Night

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — Drivers were being warned to brace for another closure in the 405 construction zone on the Westside.

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405 Freeway in Westwood (credit: Los Angeles Times)

The northbound Sunset Boulevard off-ramp will be shut down for four months starting on Friday.

Drivers will have to use the Moraga Avenue or Wilshire Boulevard off-ramps instead.

Crews planned to completely reconstruct the off-ramp at Sunset.

The improvements will include lengthening the ramp, as well as creating two right-turn lanes.

In addition, exiting traffic will also be better separated from the continuing northbound traffic.

The work is part of the $1.2 billion 405 Freeway Improvement Project through the Sepulveda Pass.

It will eventually add a carpool lane in the heavily-traveled corridor between the San Fernando Valley to the Westside.

The project, which was both over-budget and behind schedule, has frustrated many commuters and residents.

It was initially expected to be completed in May, but that estimate was revised to the middle of next year, at the earliest.

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