Best to Stay Home that Weekend

Via the AP:  Official: ‘Car-mageddon’ possible with 405 closure

A 10-mile stretch of the freeway linking the San Fernando Valley and the Westside will be closed for 53 hours for demolition of half of the Mulholland Bridge in Sepulveda Pass.

The work is part of a $1 billion project to add carpool lanes and make other improvements.

On a typical July weekend, about 500,000 vehicles use that section of freeway to get to major destinations such as the airport, beaches and interchanges to other major highways.

I suspect one has to have lived in SoCal to fully appreciate the significance of freeway closure, and that sounds like a great a weekend to stay home.

Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. michael reynolds says:

    Oh, my GOD! The 405? That’s one of my two main freeways!

    Children, fill the bathtubs with water! Ration the Odwalla bars! We’re going to the mattresses!