In another minor preview of "," the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed Saturday night through the Sepulveda Pass.
Beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday, the northbound freeway will be closed from Getty Center Drive to the Ventura (101) Freeway. The freeway is expected to reopen by 9 a.m. Sunday, according to Metro, which is overseeing the San Diego Freeway construction project.
The area of the 405 where the closure will take place that burned at least 70 acres and was still not fully contained as of 11:20 p.m. in the evening.
The Mulholland bridge over the freeway, which closed Friday night, will remain blocked until 8 a.m. Sunday.
The closures are being planned to allow Metro's contractor to prepare for the upcoming demolition of the remaining half of the Mulholland bridge. The contractor will remove the supporting wood structures from the newly constructed south side of the bridge, and will adjust the Mulholland alignment and elevation to conform with the new bridge, according to Metro.
"Carmageddon II," when all lanes of the freeway will be closed in both directions through the pass so the remainder of the Mulholland bridge can be demolished, is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 29-30.