Heavy nighttime traffic
If you’ve been to LAX lately, you may have noticed an increase in heavy nighttime traffic. That’s because, beginning May 1st, LAX is closing the three right lanes from Terminal 3 and Tom Bradley International.
This is part of a multibillion-dollar modernization of the nation’s third busiest airport and the new $1.6 billion dollar Midfield Satellite Concourse. This new addition will connect to the Bradley terminal via an underground tunnel. If you’re dropping off or picking up passengers, you should allow ample travel time for delays. For outbound travelers, LAX suggests you arrive up to 2 hours early for domestic flights and 3 hours early for international flights to account for nighttime traffic.
If you are using a car service like ATLS Express, please coordinate your pickup time to allow for heavy traffic. Therefore, as a rule of thumb, 10 – 15 minuets can translate to an additional hour or more of travel time.