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Bridge Crumbles in Carmageddon Redux, But Roadway's Open

Project phase II goes off almost without a hitch

(Newser) - A surprise section of bridge gave way, narrowly missing construction workers during Los Angeles' "Son of Carmageddon," but the latest phase of a massive highway reconstruction project otherwise went off without a hitch—and without the predicted nightmare traffic jams. A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 had to... More »

LA Buckles Up for 'Carmageddon 2'

It's baaaaaack: The 405 Freeway closes again

(Newser) - Even Los Angelenos admit that "Carmageddon" ended with a whimper , but now comes the sequel—and some say it could be horrible, Reuters reports. A new 53-hour closure of the 405 Freeway north of the Getty Center starts at midnight tonight and drags on until Monday at 5am. So... More »

Carmageddon Ends With Whimper

It was more like 'carmaheaven,' declares triumphant mayor

(Newser) - After a whole lot of hype and a less-than-exciting start , "Carmageddon" is over—and the whole thing was rather anticlimactic. The 10-mile stretch of California's 405 Freeway re-opened yesterday around noon, a full 17 hours early, the AP reports. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared the whole thing more of... More »

'Carmageddon' Commences

405 closes, construction begins

(Newser) - It's too early yet to declare victory over Carmageddon, notes the LA Times, but Los Angeles' normally traffic-choked Interstate 405 closed at midnight without incident, converting into what the AP calls a "ghost road." "When I left work, it was like a no man's land,... More »

Wary LA Braces for 'Carmageddon'

405 closure leads to crazy discounts, viral videos, possible flash mobs

(Newser) - LA residents are planning to flee or hunker down this weekend as a 10-mile stretch of the 405, one of the nation's busiest freeways, shuts down for 53 hours. For non-Angelenos: This is a big deal, hence the nicknames "Carmageddon" and "Carpocalypse." Some of the most... More »

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