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Three Construction Projects Near LAX To Close Roads In Coming Weeks

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The drop-off and pick-up areas at LAX. Lyft will begin picking up recent arrivals from the airport on Wednesday, but will have to pick them up upstairs in from the departures area (Photo by Rainer_UMC via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Three construction projects are slated to close down roads around LAX over the next few weeks and into August, reports KPCC, likely causing headaches for our fair commuters.

According to Orbitz, June, July, and August are the busiest months for air travel. It's not all that surprising; school is out, and families are trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before they head back to the grind. The added incentive of August is that, as the summer season winds down, the air fare gets a little cheaper. So, taken altogether, August can get pretty busy for LAX.

One of those three projects is already underway. Metro is fixing potholes and doing water-line maintenance on Century Boulevard between Aviation Boulevard and Concourse Way, as well as on northbound Aviation Boulevard between 104th Street and Century. That project will continue every weekday from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. until August 6. Here's a map of the affected areas:

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(Via Google Maps)
Another project will begin at 10 p.m. this Friday. The California Department of Transportation will be repaving the 405 on and off ramps on westbound Century Boulevard. The ramps are expected to open at 5 a.m. on August 1. Here's where the project's taking place:

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(Via Google Maps)
Starting at 11 p.m. on August 1, Century Boulevard will be closed again, this time between Aviation Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue. Construction will take place on weekdays from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. The westbound lane will be closed the first week, and the eastbound lane on the next week. The closures will alternate lanes week-by-week until the project is finished on August 27. You can look to the first map for reference, as it includes the affected areas.

The closures may sound bad, but the projects mostly take place at night. So you should be okay, as long as you're not picking up Cousin Tommy from LAX at midnight. Though, daytime traffic still sucks around LAX. Moral of the story: we can never win.