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L.A. Mayor Creates Traffic Jam (But Not Like That)

Mayor Eric Garcetti had a unique way to announce the 101 closure.

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  • We may be used to slow traffic here in LA, but now we have this slow jam... about traffic. 

    Proving that our mayor is basically cooler than yours, Mayor Eric Garcetti is getting the word out about the 2.5 mile (from the 10/101 split to the 5/10/101 interchange) closure of one of Los Angeles' main thoroughfares via this tongue in cheek music video made with the help of some Roosevelt High School students. 

    Either that, or he's prepping for his post-mayoral music career...I mean it is LA. 

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  • Starting at 10pm, Friday February 4th and ending at 2pm on Sunday the 6th, the highway will be closed for the demolition of the historic 6th Street bridge. This will hardly be as bad as "Carmegeddon,” though Caltrans expects an average of around 126,000 cars to be diverted each day. 

    Let's be honest, we'll probably just see every indie filmmaker out trying to snag some footage of the empty highway for their next apocalypse webseries. 

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  • Let us know in the comments if you think public officials should give all future public notices in musical form. And here's a list of the local ramp closures and detours thanks to the local CBS station: 

    When traveling N/B 5 from the Orange County area approaching the 5/10/101 Interchange:
    Exit to N/B 101 closed
    Exit to W/B 10 open
    Exit to N/B 5 open
    Primary Detour: N/B 710 to W/B 10
    Secondary Detour: W/B 10 to N/B 110

    When traveling W/B 60 from the Pomona area approaching 5/10/101 Interchange: 
    Exit to N/B 101 closed
    Exit to W/B 10 open
    Exit to N/B 5 open
    Primary Detour: N/B 710 to W/B 10
    Secondary Detour: W/B 10 to N/B 110

    When traveling S/B 101 from the San Fernando Valley area approaching the 10/101 Split:
    Exit to S/B 101 closed
    E/B 10 open
    Primary Detour: S/B 110 to E/B 10
    Secondary Detour: E/B 10 to S/B 710

    101 Freeway On-Ramp closures will be as follows:
    NB 6th Street/ Whittier Blvd on-ramp CLOSED
    NB Euclid Street on-ramp CLOSED
    NB Soto Street to 101 Freeway CLOSED
    SB Commercial Street on-ramp CLOSED
    SB Mission Street on-ramp CLOSED
    SB 4th Street on-ramp CLOSED

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