Century Crunch update: Time-lapse, livestream, and a brace for Sunday crunch time

Century Crunch time lapse
89116 full

As of Sunday afternoon, the so-called "Century Crunch" slowdown of traffic along Century Boulevard has been going well, but Metro officials caution that Sunday evening is what they're most concerned about. 

"That’s when everyone comes back from the weekend,” an LAX spokeswoman told the L.A. Times.

A stretch of Century Boulevard has been closed since Friday evening so crews could spend the weekend demolishing an old railroad bridge at Century and Aviation. The bridge is being removed to make way for a new light rail station on the future Crenshaw/LAX line.

The construction threatens to derail travelers on their way to and from the airport. But so far, the work hasn't created too much of a headache for drivers. 

Metro released a a time-lapse of the demolition so far, which you can see above. They've been keeping viewers up to date with a livestream video of the work: 

Earlier in the day, Metro spokesperson Jose Ubaldo told KPCC that crews have been ahead of schedule and were in the process of mopping up, re-striping lanes, and making sure there was no damage done to the street beneath the bridge. 

"The public heeded our message and their staying away. Traffic has been very light," he said.

Metro expects another update at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

blog comments powered by Disqus