From Friday, July 15 to Monday, July 18, the southern half of the Mulholland Bridge which crosses over the 405 freeway will be demolished (with reconstruction taking place over the next 11 months). The 405 freeway will be closed during this time, and anyone living in or visiting the Los Angeles area can expect severe, multi-hour delays on local freeways and surface streets.
405 Closure Facts
- Start: Friday, July 15, 7:00 p.m.
- End: Monday, July 18, 5:00 a.m
- Northbound 405: Closed between I-10 and U.S. 101
- Southbound 405: Closed between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive Ramp
Things to Know About Alternate Routes During this Closure
- Sepulveda Boulevard: Intended as alternate route for local resident access only. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate freeways to completely bypass the Sepulveda Pass.
- Wilshire Blvd. at Sepulveda: Reduced by one center lane in each direction (center lanes have temporarily become left turn lanes).
- Mulholland Drive: Closed at endpoints of Mulholland Bridge.
- Pacific Coast Highway: An ongoing construction project from Temescal Canyon Road to Entrada Drive will result in a reduced number of southbound lanes on PCH through August, further contributing to gridlock. (UPDATE: These lanes will be opened for July 16 and 17 ONLY)
- Church Lane (south): Closed between Sunset Boulevard and Kiel Street throughout the summer.
- Roscomare Road, Beverly Glen Boulevard, Benedict Canyon Drive, and Coldwater Canyon Drive: While no closures are planned on these roads, expect extremely heavy traffic during the 405 closure weekend.
Planned Closures of Businesses/Attractions
- The Getty Center: Closed Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17
- The Skirball Cultural Center: Closed Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17
- Some banks, restaurants, and other businesses in the area may be closed; call ahead before attempting to brave traffic.
How to Cope
- Best idea: Avoid travel altogether and stay home. We have a few ideas for things to keep you busy here.
- Encourage out-of-town guests to visit another weekend.
- Walk or bike: You can use Google Maps to help you find the estimated travel time if you walk or bike. You might be surprised by just how quickly you can get around without a car.
- Take the Metro: The Metro Red, Purple, Orange Lines, and some bus lines (below) will be free to all passengers during the closure weekend. While other Metro services will collect normal fares, there will be extra buses running, particularly on east-west streets.
2 Downtown LA-Pacific Palisades via Sunset Bl 4 Downtown LA-West Hollywood-Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl 20 Downtown LA-Santa Monica via Wilshire Bl 33 Downtown LA-Santa Monica via Venice Bl 150 Canoga Park-Universal Ciy Station via Ventura Bl 152 Woodland Hills-North Hollywood Station via Fallbrook Av 155 Sherman Oaks-Burbank Station via Riverside Dr, Olive Av 156 Van Nuys-Hollywood-Panorama City-Chatsworth Station-Sherman Oaks via Devonshire St 158 Woodman Av 161 Thousand Oaks Transit Center-Warner Center 183 Sherman Oaks-Glendale Station via San Fernando Road 224 Lankershim Bl 230 Sylmar Station – Studio City via Laurel Canyon Bl 233 Lake View Terrace-Sherman Oaks via Van Nuys Bl 234 Mission College-Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl, Brand Bls 236 Sylmar Station-Encino via Glenoaks Bl, Balboa Bl 240 Northridge via Reseda Bl 242 Porter Ranch-Woodland Hills via Tampa Av 243 Porter Ranch – Woodland Hills via Winnetka Av 244 Chatsworth Station-Woodland Hills via De Soto Av 245 Topanga Canyon Bl 656 Van Nuys/Hollywood Owl 704 Metro Rapid Santa Monica 720 Metro Rapid Wilshire 733 Metro Rapid Venice 761 Metro Rapid Van Nuys-Westwood (Note: buses will be using Sepulveda Bl between Ventura Bl and Getty Center Dr. Expect extended travel times between Sherman Oaks and Westwood). Metro Orange Line Metro Red/Purple Line
- If you must travel by car: Check services like Google Maps and Waze for local traffic updates BEFORE leaving home. These can help you find the best alternate route. However, you should still expect severe delays wherever you go.
- If you’re traveling by car, be sure to fill up your gas tank several days before July 15. The last thing you want is to run out of gas in stop-and-go traffic. Keeping a few bottles of water and snacks in the car is also a good idea.
- If you’re flying into or out of a Los Angeles Area airport: Expect to add significant additional travel time between the airport and your next destination.
- Do your research. The I-405 Improvements Project is not limited to the Mulholland Bridge closure; there are already aspects of the project underway that have affected local traffic. For a total list of street and lane closures, click here.
If You’re on or Near the UCLA Campus During the Closure Weekend
- Please note: The UCLA campus will be closed to through traffic. Only individuals who are staying on campus or conducting official campus business will be allowed through.
- If you’re staying on campus and have free time, take advantage of all that Westwood Village has to offer. Travel there by foot, bus, or bike.