Los Angeles Braces for 'Carmageddon'

Friday, July 15, 2011

This evening, at 7 p.m. (PST), a ten-mile stretch of Los Angeles’s Interstate 405 — the nation’s busiest stretch of road — will close down until Monday morning. Bracing for the worst, Los Angelans are labeling the temporary shutdown "Carmageddon." But is it really an apocalyptic nightmare in the making? Or a virtual snow day to celebrate?

Matt Dellinger, a journalist who specializes in urban planning and transportation, and Alissa Walker, a Los Angeles-based journalist who has been covering this story, tell us if this will just be a routine highway closure, or if it will indeed be Carmageddon. 

For more on this story, visit TransportationNation.org.

Guests:

Matt Dellinger and Alissa Walker

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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