Passengers, visitors and workers traveling to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, are advised to expect vehicular traffic congestion and possible delays due to phased closures of westbound Century Boulevard between Airport and Sepulveda Boulevards and then of northbound Sepulveda Boulevard between Imperial Highway and 98th Street.
This Traffic Advisory is in response to a scheduled labor demonstration by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1877. Due to the planned demonstration, passengers coming to LAX during this five-hour period are advised to add an additional 90 minutes to their planned drive time to ensure they catch departing flights on time.
While all entrances into the LAX Central Terminal Area will remain open, the phased temporary closures are expected to significantly impact traffic at two airport entrances into the Central Terminal Area: westbound Century Boulevard and northbound Sepulveda Boulevard. At times during the 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. period, traffic headed to LAX on westbound Century Boulevard may be diverted to northbound Airport Boulevard to westbound 98th Street to northbound Vicksburg Avenue over the 96th Street Bridge onto the Upper/Departures and Lower/Arrivals roadways of the Central Terminal Area.
Larchmont Buzz Tips:
- Based on this description of the closures provided by Councilman Tom LaBonge’s office, it sounds like travel from our area might allow more accessibility. We suggest you take La Brea to Stocker to La Cienega (or Fairfax to La Cienega); then head west on La Tijera all the way to Sepulveda. A left on Sepulveda will take you in to an entrance that connects with the 96th Street Bridge, which is not expected to be affected by these demonstrations. *Note* – It’s speculation on our part that this route will allow better access. Do be sure to follow instructions to allow for more time to travel to LAX tomorrow.
- Download the Beat the Traffic App on your smart phone (Android, Blackberry or iPhone)…then plug in LAX as your destination and see what the load is on various routes as you approach LAX. *Note* – you do have to register the app, so be sure to download it in advance.
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