Los Angeles is known for horrific traffic, but it’s going to get a 100 times worse as a major chunk of the 405 will be shutdown for 53 hours this weekend. The busy stretch between the 101 and the 10 will be under construction while expanding a very congested freeway. Read more about it in the LA Weekly. We are being warned to stay at home rather than fight through the gridlock from hell. For all you Angelenos, here’s 53 ways to survive without the 405. But for those adventurous souls, there are deals to be had.
Jet Blue $4 Special
Gotta give credit to Jet Blue for thinking of a brilliant marketing plan. For just $4, travelers can fly between Burbank and Long Beach. Needless to say these tickets were sold out almost immediately. For more details, on the deal you could have had, visit Jet Blue.
Free Metro Red Line
During the closure, riders can take advantage of the Metro Red Line for free. You can travel between Downtown LA and Hollywood. I love the Metro, but I don’t want to get smashed in like sardines, even though it’s free. Try the red line if you want to experience Metro riding like the Japanese. I’m assuming it will be packed like the rail system in Tokyo.
The media is building up the 405 closure like it’s the end of the world. The Mayor even has a special message just for the event. Here’s hoping all Angelenos survive the weekend. But when you get lemons, make the best of it and make lemonade. Check out these Carmageddon deals, be patient, and stay safe!