Major LA streets close to accommodate boulder's path to LACMA

LACMA Rock

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California Highway Patrol officers brief the moving crew shortly before they set off toward Long Beach and the next stop on the boulder's 11-day journey.

LACMA Rock

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A woman takes a picture of the 340-ton boulder on March 6.

LACMA Rock

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Liz Alejandrino and Ben De Los Reyes take their picture in front of the LACMA rock as it makes its way toward Long Beach on March 6.

LACMA Rock

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Moving crew members walk past the boulder that will form the centerpiece of a new outdoor sculpture at LACMA.

LACMA Rock

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Nick Xenios of Wilmington gazes up a 340-ton boulder on the eighth day of it's 11-day journey from a Riverside quarry to LACMA.

LACMA Rock

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A crowd gathers around a 340-ton boulder bound for a museum display at its resting place March 6 in Bixby Knolls.


The massive boulder that’s headed for permanent residence at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) now has to make its way through Los Angeles city streets.

Wherever the rock goes, roads will close, and everything — even traffic lights &mdasdh; will have to get out of the way.

The giant boulder is traveling each night, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., until it reaches LACMA Saturday morning.

Because the rock is 21 feet high and three freeway lanes wide, certain precautions have to be taken. That means traffic lights are (temporarily) coming down, and major streets are cordoned off.

Right now the boulder is at the Carson City limits. Here's the rock's traveling plans for the next two days:

    Thursday night:

  • North on Vermont Avenue
  • West on 190th Street
  • North on Normandie Avenue
  • West on Artesia Boulevard
  • North on Western Avenue
  • East on Florence Avenue
  • North on Figueroa Street

    Friday night:

  • North on Figueroa Street
  • West on Adams Street
  • North on Western Avenue
  • West on Wilshire Avenue
  • North on Fairfax Avenue
  • East on Sixth Street
  • LACMA!

And just in case that wasn't enough, here's a map of the rock's path once it enters L.A. city limits:


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