LOS¬†ANGELES ‚Äî The city that gave the world Carmageddon has a new traffic jam to offer ‚Äî and avoid.
Transportation officials in Los¬†Angeles warned Tuesday that a repaving project will shut lanes on a heavily traveled Westside freeway over next month‚Äôs Presidents Day weekend.
Holding with what has become local tradition, the potential traffic nightmare has a name: “Jamzilla.”
For 80 hours starting Feb. 14, crews will be repaving nearly six miles of northbound lanes of Interstate 405 between west Los¬†Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. While two lanes will remain open during the day, all five will be closed at night.
Officials said they‚Äôre starting to warn drivers a month in advance because, without the public‚Äôs cooperation, delays could last hours.