UPDATE: because of construction schedule revisions, the closure originally scheduled for July 6 now begins July 13.
Century Boulevard near LAX will be closed between Aviation Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue starting Monday, July 13 so that framing installation for the new bridge can take place without danger to vehicles passing beneath. This work is necessary to support the aerial Aviation/Century Station.
Work will take place at night for two weeks, from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday but will affect only one direction of Century Boulevard at a time, according to Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC). The westbound closure may begin as early as July 13 and the eastbound on Monday, July 20.
Airport travelers, employees of local businesses and hotel guests should plan ahead, allow extra travel time and use recommended detours below:
- If traveling west on Century, turn right at Aviation Boulevard, left at Arbor Vitae Street, left at Airport Boulevard and right at Century Boulevard.
- If traveling east on Century turn left on Airport Boulevard, right at Arbor Vitae Street, right at Aviation Boulevard and left on Century.
Access to emergency responders will be maintained at all times. Pedestrians will be rerouted to a safe area outside the construction zone.
Metro Bus service in construction areas may be detoured. Metro will post bus route information on the regular bus stops. For Metro bus service updates, call 323.GO.METRO.
The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line is a $2.058 billion light-rail line that will connect the Green Line and the Expo Line. It will have eight new stations to serve the Crenshaw, Inglewood and LAX communities. It is expected to open in 2019.
For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project go to metro.net/Crenshaw or join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CrenshawRail and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/crenshawrail or call the project hotline (213) 922-2736.