Yes, driving on the 405 is an experience of a rift in the space-time continuum. It takes forever to get nowhere. For me the greater misery is just getting out of Santa Monica any time after 3pm. It takes 30-90 minutes to go the 3 miles to even Reach the 405.
And NOW, for the next YEAR, there is going to be rolling closures of the on and off ramps at Wilshire. I can Not even IMAGINE. For the next year for Santa Monica the rest of LA is going to be in another state.
The Expo Line will open out here about the same time this construction is over and then we’ll be able to go out again.