Do you expect a big improvement when it’s done?
At my company, we do a lot of driving. In order to not put up with all the traffic on the 405, we decided to start our day at 2 a.m. so that way we miss the rush-hour traffic. I have not seen major improvement yet, but they are building additional lanes, so there is no question that the traffic will improve once they finish the work.
I am skeptical that the reconstruction will change anything, as there are simply too many people driving in Los Angeles. I avoid the 405 at all costs.
Business Development Manager
First Capitol Consulting Inc.
The changes to the 405 won’t help with congestion. So many people move here because of the amazing weather. Given the horrible weather people have experienced in other parts of the country, we may have more people and more congestion in upcoming years.
In short, no. L.A. traffic is what it is. Unless they build another 4 lanes on top of that new carpool lane, traffic on the 405 isn't going to change, especially on the stretch between the 101 and LAX.
Traffic in L.A. will always be a problem, that's why I am getting my DeLorean equipped to fly.
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