A group of people wearing safety vests and hard hats monitor construction crews demolishing a portion of the Mulholland Drive bridge

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Carmageddon: The sequel

A group of workers wearing safety vests and hard hats monitor construction crews as they demolish a portion of the Mulholland Drive bridge along the 405 Freeway on Sept. 29 in Los Angeles.

 

A 10-mile stretch of the interstate highway — the most heavily trafficked road in the country — was shut down this weekend as part of a $1 billion freeway improvement project. But "Carmageddon 2" didn't quite live up to the hype.

 

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An empty stretch of the 405 freeway runs underneath the 10 freeway

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Sparse spaghetti junction

An empty stretch of I-405 runs underneath the 10 freeway during Carmageddon on Sep. 29.

 

Although last year's Carmageddon proved to be significantly less apocalyptic than originally predicted, the city made a concerted effort this year to prevent traffic headaches by encouraging Los Angeles residents to limit weekend activities to their own neighborhoods.

 

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