LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Commuters traveling to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) next month could face traffic congestion due to the planned 57-hour demolition of a defunct railroad bridge on Century Boulevard.
Officials with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Monday briefed reporters on the planned closure at the intersection of Century Boulevard and Aviation the weekend of July 25 from 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, July 28.READ MORE: Daina Monroe, 18, Shot And Killed Outside Her Inglewood Home Monday, Police Searching For Gunman
The demolition project will close a portion of Century Boulevard – a major artery leading into LAX during one of the busiest travel times of the year – and also restrict traffic on Aviation Boulevard. An estimated 92,800 motorists travel through that intersection on a daily basis, according to Metro officials.
Metro’s Charles Beauvoir told KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz the project involves demolishing an old railroad bridge to clear the site for a new light rail train station that will serve the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.