'Carmegeddon' Avoided: Angelenos Do the Right Thing

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The contractor took down half of the Mulholland Bridge after just 36 hours — 17 hours ahead of schedule — and picked up a bonus of $300,000. Did they plan it that way?  Was the fix in or did they just get lucky? We ask the highway chief for Metro. Will drivers change their habits permanently? Why do we have to wait until next year to do it again? Also, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer says California’s in trouble if Washington can't pay its bills.  On our rebroadcast of To the Point, politics and the debt ceiling.  

Banner image: The Interstate 405 opens at the Mulholland Bridge ahead of schedule following a 10-mile shutdown of the freeway for bridge work on July 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images