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405 Freeway Sunset Ramp Closure Begins; Drivers Warned to Brace for Delays

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BRENTWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — Drivers were warned to brace for a 120-day closure in the 405 construction zone on the Westside, starting Saturday, Aug. 3.

Crews planned to completely reconstruct the northbound off-ramp to Sunset Boulevard, according to Metro.

People who normally use the northbound Sunset Blvd. exit were urged to prepare for possible delays, consider alternate means of transportation and avoid the area during rush hour.

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

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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