LA Mayor Declares 'Carmageddon II' a Success

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mayor of Los Angeles is calling "Carmageddon II" a success.

Bridgework that forced the shutdown of one of the nation's busiest freeways has been completed and lanes began reopening Sunday night, hours ahead of a planned reopening for the Monday morning commute.

A similar closure occurred on Interstate 405 last year to demolish portions of the Mulholland Drive bridge to allow construction of an additional freeway lane. Like last year, city residents heeded calls to stay off the road and the weekend traffic was light.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says his hope and expectations for a "Carmaheaven" came true. He thanked drivers for their cooperation and called them the real stars of the sequel.

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