Give Yourself More Time to Get Around LAX


The main conduit into and out of LAX—Century Boulevard—is a little preoccupied right now. Construction workers are busy installing framing for a new bridge and aerial light rail station over Century, between Aviation Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue. The new span will carry Crenshaw Line trains in three or four years, and replaces an old rail bridge long out of service.

Building the super-structure requires Century be closed during the evenings for approximately the next two weeks (closures began Monday night*). From 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., travelers heading in or out of LAX need to cut around Aviation and La Cienega boulevards, as well as Arbor Vitae Street (click here for full detour info). Pedestrian access will be maintained, Metro says in a statement.

When finished, the bridge above Century will hold an expansive rail station that was once thought to be the connecting stop to an LAX People Mover. Instead, the People Mover will connect to a different Crenshaw Line station just north of Century, at 96th Street.

*The closures were delayed until Monday, July 13.