Jamzilla, Carmageddon, The Rampture, and millions of smaller, unnamed closures on the 405 over the last five years were all leading up to this past Friday and the opening of the updated and widened 405 Northbound, with a new carpool lane stretching all the way from Orange County. So how is it?? The fruits of all those years of construction—on the part of the freeway that's home to the third worst traffic corridor in the nation—received both applause and eyerolls from users on opening day. The mayor, checking out the section by the Getty Center around noon last Friday, told the LA Times it looked like "carvana," but not everyone was so pleased.
The day the traffic "improvement" opens on the 405 is the day the traffic is worse than usual. And it's a Friday too. #mydayinla— Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd) May 23, 2014
So, I hear the 405 is amazing now. pic.twitter.com/vMOkTajA8a— Steven White (@StevenMWhite) May 23, 2014
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