LAX traffic mess continues amid construction

Construction at  Los Angeles International Airport continues to cause major traffic delays for travelers.

LAX warned travelers the airport was anticipating "increased traffic congestion" Sunday due to construction and several road closures in the area. 

"Guests are encouraged to arrive early, pre-book parking and use Cell Phone Waiting Lots to help with vehicle traffic," LAX said in a post to X, formerly known as Twitter.


Traffic was also impacted in the LA area Sunday due to the annual Los Angeles Marathon. 

On Friday, officials said that to facilitate work for the airport's Automated People Mover, a temporary overnight closure of Century Boulevard's eastbound lanes between Sepulveda and Airport Boulevards and westbound lanes between Airport Boulevard and Vicksburg Avenue would be implemented until 7 a.m. Sunday. However, they added that dates and times were subject to change.

Last month, LAX announced the delay of the People Mover, an electric train that would take people around LAX. It has six stations total – three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside the CTA. LAX broke ground on the project in March of 2019 and had anticipated completion by this year. The completion date has now been pushed back to 2025.

In an update Sunday afternoon, LAX said "normal traffic" had resumed. 

"Some flight times may be impacted due to previous traffic congestion. Please contact your carrier for up-to-date information," the airport said.

City News Service contributed to this report.