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Construction Cuts Sepulveda Blvd Down to One Lane

The project is only expected to last one week but will bring some noise and traffic.

Metro officials point to 405 lanes as an alternate route (ATVN).
Metro officials point to 405 lanes as an alternate route (ATVN).
Construction on a section of Sepulveda Boulevard adjacent to the San Diego 405 Freeway will leave only one lane for drivers starting Monday. Construction started at 9 a.m. Monday and is expected to last one week. All lanes will be closed to motorists from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.

The area between Montana and Church avenues, which stretches north of the Los Angeles National Cemetery and by the Sunset Boulevard overpass will need to be moved east and re-graded. The project is part of the $1 billion 405 Freeway reconstruction.

Metro has advised drivers to take the adjacent 405 Freeway lanes as an alternate route.

"Head for the 405, or head for the hills," said Kim Upton of Metro.

Metro has also warned nearby residents that dump trucks and excavation equipment will be used. Compaction rollers may also cause some vibration in the area. The noise is also expected to last through night and early morning hours.

After shifting Sepulveda Boulevard east, contractors are planning to build new northbound lanes, which include a new carpool lane and auxiliary exit lanes. Most of the 50-year-old 405 Freeway will be completely reconstructed.

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