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Stretch Of 405 Freeway Near LAX To Be Closed Overnight For Three Weeks

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The 405 Freeway. (Photo by Chris Yarzab via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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For three weeks starting July 31, stretches of the 405 Freeway will be fully or partially closed nightly to accommodate the next phase of construction for Metro's Crenshaw/LAX line. In an announcement on The Source, Metro explains how the lane closures are necessary "for the safe removal of the wood framing" used to build the bridge that will allow the upcoming Crenshaw/LAX line to cross over the 405, La Cienega Boulevard, and Hyde Park Avenue. The project will affect a two-mile stretch of the freeway.

The closures will occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday until August 19. LAX urges travelers to accommodate extra time to get to the airport during these hours.

The closure schedule is as follows, courtesy of Metro:

July 31 to Aug. 4: northbound lanes will be completely closed between Century and La Tijera Blvd.
Aug. 7 to Aug. 11: partial closure of the north and southbound High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes and the 1 and 2 lanes.
Aug. 14 to Aug. 18: southbound lanes will be fully closed between the La Cienega off-ramp and La Tijera on-ramp.

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The bridge is set to be completed in 2018 and the Crenshaw/LAX line will open the following year.

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Details of the 405 closures. (Photo via Metro)