People traveling to and from LAX on Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, beware: You're about to hit a lot of traffic congestion.
The Los Angeles Police Department released the following information on what to expect -- and how to get around it.
From their press release:
"Passengers, visitors and workers traveling to/from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, are advised to expect vehicular traffic congestion and possible delays due to phased closures of westbound Century Boulevard between Airport Boulevard and Sepulveda Boulevards, and then of northbound Sepulveda Boulevard between Imperial Highway and 98th Street. This is in response to a scheduled labor demonstration by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1877.
Airport officials recommend in general that departing passengers arrive in their airline terminals two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. Due to the planned demonstration and holiday weekend, passengers coming to LAX during this five-hour period are advised to add an additional 90 minutes to their planned drive time to ensure they catch departing flights on time. While all entrances into the LAX Central Terminal Area will remain open, the phased temporary closures are expected to significantly impact traffic at two airport entrances into the Central Terminal Area: westbound Century Blvd. and northbound Sepulveda Blvd. north of the Sepulveda Tunnel.
At times during the 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. period, traffic headed to LAX on westbound Century Blvd. may be diverted to northbound Airport Blvd. to westbound 98th Street. The Department of Transportation and signs will be deployed to provide alternative routes into the airport.
Additional LAX Traffic Advisory:
The following entrances into the airport will remain open, with exceptions:
• Westbound Interstate 105 (I-105) Century Freeway to northbound Sepulveda Blvd. onto the Upper/Departures and Lower/Arrivals roadways. During the demonstration, the California Highway Patrol may determine a need to close the I-105 freeway exit to northbound Sepulveda Blvd. If the I-105 Sepulveda Blvd. exit is closed, traffic will be diverted onto westbound Imperial Highway to northbound Pershing Drive to eastbound Westchester Parkway to southbound Sepulveda Blvd. to the 96th Street Bridge.
• Lincoln Blvd. to southbound Sepulveda Blvd. to the 96th Street Bridge
• Southbound Sepulveda Blvd. to westbound "Little Century" (adjacent to Park One private parking facility) on the Lower/Arrivals roadway only.
All traffic exiting the Central Terminal Area will be directed to use eastbound Century Blvd. and southbound Sepulveda Blvd.
Information on real-time flight status can be found at www.lawa.org/fsw. Real-time traffic conditions can be found at http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/html/lax.html.