Though buzzed about for several months, Carmageddon has just become the hottest online trend around the world. This event basically entails “Los Angeles shutting down 10 miles of one the nation’s busiest freeways for a massive overhaul and upgrade from 10 pm on Friday July 15th through 5am Monday July 18th.” Video after the break.

Instead of inconveniencing people for months, CalTrans is supposedly going to get all the work done in 53 hours. Some good news: The Red Line subway from the Valley to Hollywood will be free of charge that weekend.

[via HuffingtonPost]