Warnings to expect delays at Los Angeles International Airport seem to come in bunches these days.
And, the week ahead of the Thanksgiving rush is no different.
Drivers will encounter road closures at LAX as construction related to the Automated People Mover kicks into a new phase scheduled to last through Friday. The closures will take place between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., so they should mainly affect travelers arriving late at night or travelers departing early.
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The access to the center island and pickup points at the Tom Bradley International Terminal will be restricted while the projects are ongoing, with lane closures taking place overnight, airport officials said.
When shuttle stops are closed, guests will be direct to closest open stop, the airport said, and guests being picked up by private vehicles were strongly encouraged to use the new Terminal B Pickup Area on the ground floor of Parking Structure 3.
The Automated People Mover is expected to be fully operational in 2023. It's an electric train system designed to carry travelers to and from the airport as part of a plan to relieve vehicle traffic.
The elevated guideway will span 2.25 miles with stops at three stations inside the terminal area and three outside. Construction began in March 2019 with work on the guideway beginning in the fall followed by station construction.