'Carmaggedon' in Los Angeles: $1 Billion Freeway Plan Causes 53-hour Closure

"Carmaggedon" is almost here—and Los Angeles is on tenterhooks. The much-ballyhooed shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of the 405 freeway--used on a typical weekend by half a million motorists-- starts at midnight Friday and continues until early Monday. In a city where walking is weird and public transportation an afterthought, the closure has sparked anxiety and generated huge publicity. It has its own Facebook page, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, and Twitter-savvy celebrities like...Full Story
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