Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Traffic Advisory for LAX on Wednesday

If you’ll be headed to LAX on Wednesday, Nov. 21, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., be sure to LEAVE SOME EXTRA TIME to get there. There’s a good chance that you may run into some congestion and delays due to phased closures of westbound Century Boulevard between Airport and Sepulveda boulevards, and northbound Sepulveda Boulevard between Imperial Highway and 98th Street. The closures are in response to a scheduled labor demonstration by Service Employees International Union 1877.

Once more for emphasis: There is a labor demonstration near LAX on Wednesday. There will be congestion. Leave extra time.

How much extra time? Airport officials recommend that departing passengers arrive two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. Plus, you’ll probably want to add another 90 minutes or so to your drive time — just to be on the safe side. You wouldn't want to miss your plane and then miss out on the turkey and stuffing and that sweet potato thing with the marshmallows. See the LAX travel advisory here.

To get real-time traffic information, call 511 or click over to go511.com.