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Feb 14, 2014 3:03 PM by Associated Press

LA braces for extended 'Jamzilla' freeway closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles region is bracing for another major freeway closure, and transportation planners are practically begging drivers to stay away over the Presidents Day weekend.

Starting Friday night, a repaving project will shut lanes on heavily traveled Interstate 405.

Crews will be improving nearly six miles of northbound lanes over the Sepulveda Pass that connects west Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. While two lanes will remain open during the day, all five will be closed at night. The plan is to finish early Tuesday.

These days, freeway projects with the potential to create major traffic get a name.

This one has been dubbed "Jamzilla."

Traffic planners hope they got it wrong - that the weeks' worth of warnings they given motorists will mean just minimal traffic jams.

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