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Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway closure


LOS ANGELES, Calif.–A major ramp leading out of Los Angeles International Airport was closed again during today’s rainstorm, but engineers hope to install a temporary fix to the treacherous curves Sunday.

Airport officials and Caltrans have been forced to barricade the major airport exit, from the  Sepulveda Boulevard tunnel to the eastbound Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway, whenever the pavement got wet because cars would spin out on two closely-spaced, tight turns.

Again this morning, the ramp was closed to all traffic until the pavement dried at about 9:30, CHP officers said.

At 7 a.m. Sunday, the barricades in the tunnel exit will again go up, but this time to allow Caltrans crews to restripe the two-lane ramp. The restriping is “an interim solution to a continuing problem with accidents that occur on this on-ramp during inclement weather, resulting in ramp closure,” said LAX spokesman Albert Rodriguez in a statement.

During the closure Sunday, motorists who want to access the eastbound 105 and bypass possible congestion in the Sepulveda Tunnel were advised to take Century Boulevard east to Aviation or La Cienega boulevards. Drivers seeking to reach the San Diego (405) Freeway should use Century or La Tijera boulevards instead of the 105.

During past closures, traffic using the tunnel to access the 105 Freeway via Imperial Highway have experienced significant delays, CHP officers have said.

The Sunday restriping project will close the tunnel ramp from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.