Carmageddon: Is All the Hassle LA's "Carma"?

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It's labeled "Carmageddon" by politicians who don't want the blame for possible gridlock.  But it's called "this weekend" by LA Streetsblog, which says, LA drivers won't be idiots after all. It's all about a $1 billion project to complete a continuous carpool lane from Orange County through the Sepulveda Pass to the San Fernando Valley. Caltrans won't even stick to its claim that commuters will ultimately save one minute of drive-time per mile on the 405. Worth it or not, it's about to be with us. We hear about the risks, the preparations and the opportunities. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, assassination and power politics in Afghanistan.

Banner image: An electronic display sign warns motorists of the 11 miles of Interstate 405 that is going to be shut down for the demolition of a bridge for 53 hours starting on July 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images



Warren Olney