Carmageddon deals 2011 in Los Angeles launched, Interstate 405 to be closed for 53 hours

By on Jul 14, 2011 in Lifestyle, Travel, United States Comments

A lot of businesses launched the so-called Carmageddon deals 2011 in Los Angeles, as Interstate 405 will be closed for 53 hours, from Friday, July 15 to Monday, July 17.



A “Carmageddon” warning sign at Interstate 405
Image Credit: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

As noted in US new sites on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, “Carmageddon” is a term being used by Los Angeles residents to the heavy traffic jam when the 405 Freeway 10-mile stretch will be closed.

With this, a lot of business establishments now offer Carmageddon deals to their customers particularly restaurants, hotels, airlines and other travel-related services.

In Santa Monica, Wilshire Restaurant announced on its official website its “405 Sig Alert“, where it is offering a four-course meal for only $40.05, on July 15, 16 and on July 18, Monday.

Locanda del Lago, a fine restaurant also in Santa Monica, said its Carmageddon menu including Stuzzichin (Italian small plates) will cost only $4.05 from July 15 to July 18, which has a regular price of $5 to $10.

On the other hand, Susie Cakes in West Hollywood will be offering two cupcakes for the price of one but on July 16 only, while Gladstone’s in Pacific Palisades offers a selected group of menu items for only $4.05.

For lodging, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza was noted to be offering $199 a night for selected rooms while Intercontinental Hotel Los Angeles announced a $169 per night for their King Superior rooms from July 14th to 18th.

Meanwhile, Santa Monica‘s luxury hotel Shutters on the Beach Hotel is also offering a 3-night stay for $405 per night, as compared to their normal rate of $610 a night.

For transportation, Prime Time Shuttle announced on their website a Carmageddon promo of $20/person and $10 for each additional person from Los Angeles Airport to San Fernando Valley or the other way around.

Earlier, Los Angeles County‘s transportation authority reportedly offered free fares on 26 bus lines along major Westside and San Fernando routes, with JetBlue Airways‘ $4-deal from Burbank to Long Beach being sold out within only a few hours.



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