Metro issued a news release today announcing the reopening of the two rebuilt Wilshire Ramps.

The Westbound Wilshire on-ramp to the Northbound I-405 and the Northbound I-405 off-ramp to Westbound Wilshire were originally scheduled to reopen on September 22. Those who travel home to the Valley from UCLA may now use the Wilshire entrance to the 405 freeway three weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

"This is good news for Westside motorists. I want to thank West Los Angeles residents, employees and visitors for adjusting their schedules and their travel routes over the summer," said Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a member of Metro's Board of Directors who represents the area. "This helped manage what would have been an even greater traffic nightmare."

Although this phase of the Wilshire ramp closure is complete, there are still six more ramps that must be rebuilt. According to Metro,

The six other Wilshire ramps will be closed consecutively, some two at a time, between 14 and 90 days over the next year. The next ramp closures are not expected to start until November, and will likely be 14-day closures which may not be performed simultaneously. The closure schedule for the next ramps will be announced at a later date.

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