Expect Traffic Near LAX This Weekend When The Century Boulevard Bridge Gets Demolished
From the folks who brought you Carmageddon and Jamzilla comes a new traffic-jam warning with a not as cool-sounding name: the Century Crunch. Streets near LAX will be closed starting tonight through Monday morning as the Century Boulevard Bridge will be demolished.
Century Boulevard at the Aviation Boulevard intersection will be closed off beginning at 9 p.m. on July 25 through 6 a.m. on July 28, which cuts out one of the main roads going into LAX, according to Metro's blog The Source. You can still get access to the airport from Sepulveda Boulevard, but transportation officials are expecting some traffic in the area. If you have a flight planned, you might want to tack on some extra time to get there or even take a Flyaway Bus. There's also a free shuttle that runs from the Metro Green Line stop at the Aviation station to LAX.
Crews are taking down the bridge to make way for a new Metro station on the Crenshaw light rail line. It's an 8.5-mile line that will connect the Green Line to the Expo Line. So, just know there's something good coming out of all this potential traffic; however, we'll have to sit tight as the entire project isn't expected to be completed until 2019.
Here's a map showing some detour options if you must be in the LAX area this weekend:
Detour Map (Image via Metro's The Source)