Beginning mid-March, bus riders on several Metro lines traveling through the Sepulveda Pass and in the vicinity of Interstate 405 in West Los Angeles should anticipate delays and intermittent detours due to work for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, the 10-mile carpool lane project now under construction.

The following Metro bus lines will be impacted intermittently by construction for the duration of construction, currently scheduled for completion in 2013. These bus lines are:

• Lines 2-302: Sunset Boulevard

• Lines 4 and 704: Santa Monica Boulevard

• Lines 20, 720 and 920: Wilshire Boulevard

• Line 761: Sepulveda Boulevard and the 405 freeway.

These bus lines travel along the freeway and/or through the construction zone, and will be impacted by intermittent freeway ramp closures, reductions in lane widths along major corridors, sound wall construction and occasional freeway closures.

Construction locations and impacts on traffic will vary during the project. Patrons should plan to adjust their travel times accordingly.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) plans to return buses to their regular routes as quickly as possible if/when detours become necessary. Metro will provide advance notice of planned service delays and detours online at The public can also follow the latest construction activity via Twitter at

Metro apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this construction may cause to its patrons.

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, a joint effort between Metro and Caltrans, will complete the last remaining carpool lane gap on the I-405, enabling motorists to use carpool lanes in both freeway directions between the San Fernando Valley and Orange County. The lanes save high-occupancy vehicles one minute per mile during peak commute times.

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