“The Rampture” Is Upon Us

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First it was Carmageddon, now it’s The Rampture. Ramp closures on the 405 freeway begins tonight at 10 p.m., with the westbound on-ramps and off-ramps at Wilshire closed until late September. The reconstruction of all eight Wilshire ramps is expected to take more than a year.

The Metro is encouraging Angelenos who need to get to and from the Westside to find alternate traffic routes, including Santa Monica and Sunset Boulevards. 

More bad news: the VA hospital is shutting its gates until the construction ends 90 days from now (read: no more time-saving shortcuts).

If you’re interested in seeing what the area will look like post-construction, take a look at this fact sheet provided by the Metro.

God speed, drivers.