Long Beach to Valencia, CA: which route will suck less?
October 3, 2012 11:56 AM Subscribe
Ahoy, Los Angeles commuters! Out-of-town friends are heading from Long Beach to Valencia this Friday afternoon and have tasked me with recommending whether they should take the 405 vs. the 710 to the 5. (In terms of mileage, they're basically identical.) Help me steer them right.
posted by scody to Travel & Transportation (13 answers total)
They'll be leaving Long Beach around 3:00 or 3:30. I am a kneejerk anti-405'er, but I don't have actually much experience driving the 710, so I can't really say if it poses any advantages or not. I also don't know if the 405 has improved in any way in the immediate aftermath of Carmageddon II: Commuter Boogaloo. (Bonus points if you have info regarding the relative merits of carpool lanes for either route.)
Either way, I'll suggest that they check with sigalert.com before they leave, but I'd like to give them a reasonable idea ahead of time of what to expect. Thanks!