With the 405 closed for the weekend in Los Angeles, there are two possible scenarios available for the city’s traffic scene. One - people will miss or forego the warnings, causing a backup of tremendous proportions or Two - drivers will take caution, avoid the 405 and the construction occurring will cause minimal impact to the rest of the city. Here’s hoping this year’s “Carmageddon” goes as smoothly as last year’s.
"Carmageddon II" — the sequel — is coming to one of the nation's most crowded freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won't be "The Traffic Strikes Back."
Transportation officials say what they would like to see during the last weekend of September is a rerun of last year's two-day closure, when hundreds of thousands of motorists dodged doomsday predictions by staying away until the busy, 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 reopened. It was one of the lightest freeway traffic weekends anyone in Los Angeles could remember.