405 Freeway Near LAX Closes 15 Nights For Metro Light Rail Project

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The San Diego (405) Freeway near Los Angeles International Airport is shut down for 15 nights beginning Monday night so Metro crews can construct a bridge for the Crenshaw/LAX Line light rail.

The full and partial closures take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights from July 31 through Aug. 18. But the freeway is fully open on weekends.

The scheduled closures include:

  • Northbound lanes completely closed between Century and La Tijera boulevards overnights Monday through Friday night
  • Partial closure of the northbound and southbound high occupancy vehicle lanes and the 1 and 2 lanes from Aug. 7 to Aug. 11
  • Southbound lanes fully closed between the La Cienega off-ramp and La Tijera on-ramp Aug. 14 to Aug. 18
capture77 405 Freeway Near LAX Closes 15 Nights For Metro Light Rail Project

Bridge construction for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will force closures on the 405 Freeway near Los Angeles International Airport between July 31 and Aug. 18, 2017. (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority)

The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line, set to open in 2019, will connect the South Bay’s Green Line and Westside’s Expo Line with eight new stations in Crenshaw, Inglewood and Westchester.

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