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

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.
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.
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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:

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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