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  • The new Mulholland Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass opened on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
  • The Mulholland Bridge, centerpiece of the infamous 'Carmageddon,' finally opened for traffic on Wednesday morning.
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  • Green indicates 55+ MPH, yellow indicates 25-54 MPH, and red indicates 0-14 MPH.
  • Get live traffic for Los Angeles in Southern California with up-to-the-minute interactive maps from the ABC7 Traffic Center.
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  • The Mulholland Bridge is seen the night Carmageddon 2 began on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
  • Crews shut down the 405 Freeway on Friday night as the second phase of Carmageddon construction began.
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  • Big rig drivers were apparently ignoring restrictions on Sepulveda Boulevard to by-pass work on the I-405 on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
  • Big rig drivers were apparently ignoring restrictions on Sepulveda Boulevard to by-pass work on the I-405.
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  • A person is seen on a closed portion of the I-405 during Carmageddon 2 weekend. The 405 Freeway was closed from the 10 to 101 freeways on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 as crews demolished the north side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge.
  • Carmageddon 2 is over! See photos of the Mulholland Bridge demolition as well as some daring trespassers on the 405 Freeway.
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  • Starting 10 p.m. Friday, July 15 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 18, the 405 will be closed between the 101 and the 10.
  • The I-405 is closing down this weekend, Sept. 28-30. Check out a live traffic map of Los Angeles, powered by Waze.
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  • Crews work on demolishing the north side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
  • Check out the 405 construction cam, with a clear shot of the Mulholland bridge from ABC7 (KABC-TV) in Los Angeles.
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  • Cars are seen driving in Los Angeles in this undated file photo.
  • Do you have a plan to navigate this Carmageddon 2 weekend if you must drive? Here are some alternate routes.
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  • Car specialist Dave Kunz has your guide to the best shortcuts and alternate routes to get around Carmageddon 2.
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  • Cars are seen driving in Los Angeles in this undated file photo.
  • Car specialist Dave Kunz has your guide to the best shortcuts and alternate routes to get around Carmageddon 2.
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  • The I-405 will be closed from the 10 to the 101 over the weekend of September 28-30. But these shortcuts could help you beat 'Carmageddon 2.'
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  • Cars on the 405 Freeway appear in this undated file photo.
  • A traffic information company put out the worst bottlenecks if drivers ignore warnings to stay away during Carmageddon 2.
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  • Flyers show deals for Carmageddon 2 weekend.
  • City leaders want residents to eat and play locally during Carmageddon 2. Many places are offering deals over the weekend.
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  • A sign warning motorists of the Carmageddon II closure is shown in this Aug. 17, 2012 photo.
  • Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica has plans in place to make sure it's business as usual during 'Carmageddon 2.'
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  • A digital billboard warns of the 405 Freeway closure in this Sept. 26, 2012 photo.
  • Carmageddon 2 is days away, and officials say commuters shouldn't be complacent just because round one went smoothly.
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  • This trio set up a dining table on the empty I-405 Freeway during Carmageddon in 2011.
  • The CHP on Tuesday issued a stern warning to anyone thinking of sneaking onto the I-405 during 'Carmageddon 2.'
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  • Cars are seen on the Sunset Boulevard Bridge after it reopened for construction on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
  • The Sunset Boulevard Bridge over the 405 Freeway reopened with two additional traffic lanes Monday morning.
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  • A sign advertises the closure of the Mulholland Bridge in this photo from Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
  • Carmageddon 2 is one week away, but related construction is already underway in the Sepulveda Pass this weekend.
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  • 'Carmageddon 2' will be an inconvenience, but for people who need hospital services, it could be a more serious problem.
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  • A worker at a pet grooming business in West Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
  • Westside businesses are getting ready for 'Carmageddon: The Sequel.' The question is, will it be worse than the original?
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  • A sign encourages Southern California residents to ride their bikes during Carmageddon II.
  • A whole bunch of incentives, freebies and discounts are being offered to keep people off the roads during Carmageddon II.
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  • This view of the Sepulveda Pass shows traffic flowing smoothly through the area after Carmageddon II preps ended two hours ahead of schedule on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
  • The 405 Freeway is back open Sunday after crews wrapped up some prep work for Carmageddon II ahead of schedule.
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  • The Mulholland Bridge over the 405 Freeway is seen in this photo from Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.
  • All southbound lanes of the 405 between the 101 and Getty Center Drive will close for 10 hours this Saturday.
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  • Workers post signs next to the 405 Freeway near the Sepulveda Pass in this file photo.
  • All southbound lanes of the 405 between the 101 and Getty Center Drive will close for 10 hours this Saturday.
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  • Workers are seen next to the 405 Freeway near the Sepulveda Pass on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
  • All southbound lanes of the 405 between the 101 and Getty Center Drive will close for 10 hours this Saturday.
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  • A worker gets ready to close a ramp to the southbound 405 Freeway on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
  • All southbound lanes of the 405 between the 101 and Getty Center Drive will close for 10 hours this Saturday.
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  • A closure sign along the 405 Freeway is seen in this undated file photo.
  • All southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway between the 101 Freeway and Getty Center Drive will close for 10 hours this Saturday.
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  • A closure sign along the 405 Freeway is seen in this undated file photo.
  • All southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway between the 101 Freeway and Getty Center Drive will close for 10 hours this Saturday.
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  • A sign warning motorists of the Carmageddon II closure is shown in this Aug. 17, 2012 photo.
  • Carmageddon Part II warning signs are already being seen on Southland freeways so drivers can plan ahead.
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  • Traffic is seen backed up on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Los Angeles in this undated file photo.
  • Carmageddon II is coming to the 405 Freeway again in just a few weeks, and the message to plan ahead is clear.
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  • Traffic is seen backed up on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Los Angeles in this undated file photo.
  • Carmageddon II is almost here, and city leaders and transportation officials want SoCal residents to get ready now.
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  • Construction crews work on taking apart the south side of the Mulholland Bridge after the 405 Freeway closed at midnight on July 16, 2011.
  • Carmageddon II is almost here, and city leaders and transportation officials want SoCal residents to get ready now.
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  • Cars are seen caught in traffic on a Los Angeles freeway in this undated file photo.
  • The second stage of Carmageddon will take place on the weekend of Sept. 29-30, MTA announced on Thursday.
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  • Construction crews begin work on taking apart  the south side of the Mulholland Bridge after the 405 Freeway  closed at midnight on July 16, 2011.
  • We beat Carmageddon! See photos of the construction as well as how people reacted to the I-405 closure.
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  • Crews continue to work on the Mulholland Bridge Saturday night to stay on schedule for the 405 Freeway project.
  • The second part of Carmageddon reportedly has been delayed until August or September due to unexpected utility work.
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  • The Wilshire onramps to the I-405 are seen in this undated file photo.
  • Commuters are being warned of 'Ramp Jam,' a construction project slated to shut busy ramps along Interstate 405.
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  • The northbound 405 between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard will be closed Friday and Saturday night.
  • The 405 Freeway will see more closures through the Sepulveda pass Monday and Tuesday nights due to bridge work.
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  • The northbound 405 between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard will be closed Friday and Saturday night.
  • The northbound 405 between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard will be closed Friday and Saturday night.
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  • The northbound I-405 freeway will be shut down for two nights as construction continues on the Mulholland Bridge.
  • The northbound I-405 freeway will be shut down for two nights as construction continues on the Mulholland Bridge.
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  • The northbound I-405 freeway will be shut down for two nights as construction continues on the Mulholland Bridge.
  • The northbound I-405 freeway will be shut down for two nights as construction continues on the Mulholland Bridge.
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  • Waze is a social mobile application providing free turn-by-turn GPS navigation based on the live conditions of the road. The more you drive, the better it gets.
  • Waze is a free GPS navigation app geared towards everyday driving that actually makes commuting fun.
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  • Closures will take place on the I-405 along the Sepulveda Pass starting late Tuesday night through Saturday morning.
  • Closures took place on the I-405 along the Sepulveda Pass starting late Tuesday night through Saturday morning.
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  • Southern California drivers are being warned about ramp closures as crews continue working on the 405 Freeway.
  • Southern California drivers are being warned about ramp closures as crews continue working on the 405 Freeway.
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  • The Carmageddon burden on the city budget was heavy, and the L.A. City Council wants the state to pick up the costs.
  • The Carmageddon burden on the city budget was heavy, and the L.A. City Council wants the state to pick up the costs.
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  • The Carmageddon burden on the city budget was heavy, and the L.A. City Council wants the state to pick up the costs.
  • The Carmageddon burden on the city budget was heavy, and the L.A. City Council wants the state to pick up the costs.
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  • Los Angeles easily survived Carmageddon, and drivers had a typical Monday morning commute through the Sepulveda Pass.
  • Local businesses paid the price for Carmageddon weekend because many of their customers stayed away.
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  • Thousands of drivers stayed off SoCal freeways and streets Carmageddon weekend. Now get ready for Carmageddon 2.
  • Thousands of drivers stayed off SoCal freeways and streets Carmageddon weekend. Now get ready for Carmageddon 2.
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  • Local businesses paid the price for Carmageddon weekend because many of their customers stayed away.
  • Local businesses paid the price for Carmageddon weekend because many of their customers stayed away.
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  • Local businesses paid the price for Carmageddon weekend because many of their customers stayed away.
  • Local businesses paid the price for Carmageddon weekend because many of their customers stayed away.
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  • Los Angeles easily survived Carmageddon, and drivers had a typical Monday morning commute through the Sepulveda Pass.
  • Los Angeles easily survived Carmageddon, and drivers had a typical Monday morning commute through the Sepulveda Pass.
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