Metro Plans to Bring Toll Lanes Through the Sepulveda Pass

Los Angeles Prepares For Major Traffic Hassles As Highway 405 Closes For Weekend

The LA Times is reporting that the county of Los Angeles is working on it's next mega-project...toll lanes through the 405 Freeway's Sepulveda Pass.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is in the early stages of planning to allow solo drivers in the 405’s carpool lanes, for a price. Toll lanes are nothing new to the city of Los Angeles. Similar programs on portions of the 110 and 10 freeways exist to charge drivers a per-mile toll that changes based on traffic conditions.

A faster way would be welcome news for the tens of thousands of daily commuters who slog through the Sepulveda Pass. How the program would guarantee a faster trip in a carpool lane already crowded during peak periods has yet to be determined.

The report adds that these toll lanes would run between the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley and the 10 Freeway in West L.A. On Thursday 11/05, Metro’s board is scheduled to consider a three-year, $27.5-million contract to move the 405 toll lane project closer to construction.

The 405 proposal is part of a broader Metro plan to convert carpool lanes to toll lanes on more than a dozen segments of Los Angeles County freeways (which we TOTALLY need).

Furthermore, the Los Angeles Times also adds that this project comes in hopes of beautifying and improving our road conditions for the upcoming 2028 Olympics which will be hosted here in L.A, with an opening goal of 2027!

What are your thoughts on this possible upcoming project?

Read the full story onLATimes.com.

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