Metro announced today that it would be postponing planned 90 day closures of the Wilshire Blvd. 405 Freeway on- and off-ramps, aka The Rampture, which had been scheduled to start next month. News of the closures first broke back in August, along with the additional bad news that they would coincide with utility repairs on Sepulveda Boulevard, the proposed detour route. Those utility repairs were enough to convince the project development team that now might not be the best time for the closures.
Kasey Shuda, the project's community relations officer sent out a letter about the changes, as quoted by The Source: "I wanted to inform you that the first 90 day extended closures for ramp reconstruction, for the NB 405 off-ramp to WB Wilshire and WB Wilshire on-ramp to NB 405, is anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2012. The project is currently working on relocating utility lines in Sepulveda and Wilshire, which need to be complete before ramp construction can begin."
Strangely enough, today, October 21, is also end times predictor Harold Camping's date for the postponed rapture, which he announced after the May 21 rapture failed to end the world.
A failed postponed rapture and a postponed rampture all in one day? The mind reels.
· Meet the Rampture: 3 Month Closures For Wilshire Blvd. 405 Ramps [Curbed LA]
· Rampture Delayed: 90-Day Closures of Wilshire Boulevard Ramps Postponed [The Source]