Rock-y Road: Street Closures for LACMA's Levitated Mass

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Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM
click to enlarge The rock prior to captivity. - LACMA
  • The rock prior to captivity.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced Monday it will be implementing rolling (get it?) street closures to accommodate LACMA's Levitated Mass as it crawls through the the busiest corridor of its route at speeds of 5 to 8 miles per hour.

The 340-ton rock is about halfway through an 11-stop, 106-mile slog across the Southland -- from a Riverside County quarry, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where it will be part of an installation created by the artist Michael Heizer. The rock, which spent last night in La Mirada, will depart from its perch on Leffingwell Road between 10 and 11 p.m. tonight.

Here are the streets to avoid Monday through Friday nights this week:

Monday: Leffingwell Road > Valley View Avenue > Rosecrans Avenue > Carmenita Road > Moody Street > Del Amo Boulevard > Studebaker Road > South Street.

Tuesday: South Street > Paramount Boulevard > East Del Amo Boulevard > Atlantic Avenue.

Wednesday: Atlantic Avenue > West Ocean Boulevard > Magnolia Avenue > Pacific Coast Highway > Avalon Boulevard > East Carson Street.

Thursday: Vermont Avenue > West 190th Street > Normandie Avenue > Artesia Boulevard > South Western Avenue > West Florence Avenue > South Figueroa Street.

Friday: South Figueroa Street > West Adams Boulevard > South Western Avenue > Wilshire Boulevard > South Fairfax > West Sixth Street > LACMA.

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