LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15, 2014: Workers drill holes into the cement as they are rebuilding the pavement on the 405 Freeway, just south of the Ventura Blvd. off ramp in Los Angeles, CA February 15, 2014. The sloop across the freeway is being changed here. Three of five northbound lanes on the 405 freeway will be closed during the day throughout President's Day weekend to allow for road improvements. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

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