Passengers flying from LAX on 16th and 17th July are advised to leave extra time for their journey to the airport due to the closure of the 405 Freeway. The closure, which is to allow construction workers to demolish the south side of the Mulholland Bridge prior to building a new, better alternative, is due to affect around 10 miles of the freeway.
As a result, there is expected to be traffic congestion and diversions in place that will affect the route to the airport. As a result, some suggestions can be made to passengers flying into or out of Los Angeles International Airport to keep disruption to a minimum and ensure they still make their flights.
Travelers are advised to leave their cars at home or in a public garage if possible: one option is to park use LAX off-site parking lots and take a shuttle bus in, remembering to leave extra time in case of congestion. One thing to bear in mind is that some shuttle diversions are in place due to the freeway closure, so passengers should check ahead to make sure their route is unaffected and, if possible, take a shuttle from downtown LA.
The road works taking place are part of a $1 billion improvement of the 405 Freeway, including the addition of a new carpool lane. With the disruptions expected to continue for some time while the improvements are made, travelers flying to and from LAX are advised to keep up to date with the latest developments so they can make allowances for their journey.