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A January 21, 2014 groundbreaking ceremony, attended by members of the community, Metro officials, and local, state and federal representatives, marked the official beginning of construction on the $2.058 billion Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

The majority of the current work consists of advanced utility relocation with heavy construction set to begin summer 2014. Residents will soon see a quicker pace to construction along the corridor and new job opportunities.

Utility relocation has commenced along three points on Crenshaw Bl and has mainly consisted of the completed storm drain replacement at the intersection of 48th St/ Crenshaw Bl and the ongoing sewer line relocation at the intersections of 60th St/ Crenshaw Bl and 67th St /Crenshaw Bl. Heavy construction will begin with the demolition of the Metro properties at Crenshaw/Exposition and selected properties along the Metro right-of-way.

In 2012 Metro became the nation’s first transit agency to adopt a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with national targeted hiring goals for federally funded, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved projects valued over $2.5 million. The historic PLA will not only provide construction employment and training opportunities to many who reside along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project alignment, it will help build the workforce of tomorrow.

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is an 8.5-mile light-rail line, with eight stations, including Leimert Park and Hindry. The rail line will run between the Expo Line on Exposition Bl and the Metro Green Line. It will consist of aerial (La Brea Av/ La Cienega Bl and 405 Freeway/ Century Bl) and below-grade segments (Exposition Bl to 48th St/59th Pl to 67th St/ Los Angeles International Airport South Runways) with all remaining areas at-grade.

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will serve the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding area with eight stations, at:

  • Expo/Crenshaw
  • Crenshaw/Martin Luther King
  • Crenshaw/Vernon (Leimert Park)
  • Crenshaw/Slauson
  • Florence/West
  • Florence/La Brea
  • Florence/Hindry
  • Aviation/Century

In addition to the alternative transportation option to congested roadways, the project will also provide significant environmental benefits, economic development and employment opportunities throughout Los Angeles County.

The Crenshaw/LAX Project is one of 12 transit projects funded by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008.


Construction Notices

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12/15/2014

Area: West side of Crenshaw Bl between Martin Luther King Jr. Bl and Stocker St.

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be installing the Cutter-Soil Mix (CSM) west wall and soldier piles on Crenshaw Bl between Martin Luther King Jr. Bl and Stocker St. This activity will take place behind the k-rail (cement barriers) on Crenshaw Bl between Martin Luther King Jr. Bl and Stocker St. Pedestrian access will be maintained and construction noise will be monitored.

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12/09/2014

Area: Florence Ave between Crenshaw Bl and Manchester Bl & Aviation Bl between Manchester Bl and Imperial Hwy

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will proceed with the removal of the previously identified and approved trees on the identified section.

A tree inventory was conducted prior to this activity. Trees will be replaced towards the end of construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project at a ratio dictated by the permit. Intermittent lane closures will be implemented, pedestrian access will be maintained, and access to businesses will be maintained.

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12/09/2014

Area: Florence Ave between Crenshaw Bl and Manchester Bl & Aviation Bl between Manchester Bl and Imperial Hwy

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) procederá a remover árboles previamente aprobados en la avenida Florence entre los bulevares Crenshaw y Manchester y el bulevar Aviation entre el bulevar Manchester y calle Imperial.

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12/08/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl between 43rd St and 48th St and on the southwest corner of Crenshaw Bl and MLK

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will proceed with the removal and relocation of the nine previously identified approved trees on Crenshaw Bl between 43rd St and 48th St and on the southwest corner of Crenshaw Bl and MLK. The nine trees will be relocated to Crenshaw Bl between MLK and Coliseum St.

This activity is in preparation of upcoming construction activities of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

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12/08/2014

Area: Bulevar Crenshaw entre las calles 43rd y 48th y el bulevar Martin Luther King Jr. y calle Coliseum

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) procederá a remover árboles previamente aprobados en la avenida Florence entre los bulevares Crenshaw y Manchester y el bulevar Aviation entre el bulevar Manchester y calle Imperial.

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12/01/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St (Phase II)

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will resume the extended street closure of Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St, starting Monday December 1, 2014. The closure of Crenshaw is anticipated to remain in place until 6 am, Sunday, December 14, 2014.

This closure is being implemented to support the second phase of excavation and decking operations between Rodeo Rd and Exposition Bl for the Expo underground station.

Current detours will continue to be implemented during the second phase of the closure.

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11/24/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl From Exposition Bl to Coliseum St.

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will extend the existing full street closure for southbound and northbound traffic on Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St.

The closure initially projected to re-open Monday, November 24th, will continue through Wednesday, November 26th at 6am.

WSCC will continue to excavate Crenshaw Bl from Rodeo Pl to Rodeo Rd.

Current detours will continue to be implemented. The street will re-open the day before Thanksgiving and will remain open until the night of November 30th. Teaser text

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11/24/2014

Area: Bulevar Crenshaw entre el bulevar Exposition y calle Coliseum

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) extenderá por dos días el actual cierre completo para el tráfico en dirección norte y sur en el bulevar Crenshaw entre el bulevar Exposition y calle Coliseum. El cierre continura hasta el miércoles, 26 de noviembre a las 6am.

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11/10/2014

Area: Century Bl between Aviation Bl and Bellanca Av

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will remove a storm drain located on Century Bl between Aviation Bl and Bellanca Av beginning Monday, 10/27. The removal will require a lane reduction for westbound traffic on Century Bl between Aviation Bl and Bellanca Av. The reduction will be implemented during the day and will last approximately one week. During this time, eastbound traffic will not be impacted.

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10/03/2014

Area: Intersection of Crenshaw Bl and Rodeo Rd

Rodeo Rd is anticipated to undergo a 14 day closure at the intersection of Crenshaw Bl for both eastbound and westbound directions. The entire street of Rodeo Rd will not be closed, as access to businesses will be maintained. The closure will begin Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9pm, and go through October 17, 2014.

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09/22/2014

Area: Rodeo Rd and Crenshaw Bl

Rodeo Rd at the intersection of southbound Crenshaw Bl will undergo closures to support the relocation of a storm drain structure on the night of Monday, September 22. On the weekend of September 26-28, Rodeo Rd at the intersection of southbound Crenshaw Bl is anticipated to be fully closed the entire weekend. Rodeo Rd at the intersection of southbound Crenshaw Bl is also anticipated to undergo nightly full closures between September 29 - October 2 between 9 pm to 6 am. Southbound Crenshaw Bl at this location is anticipated to be closed during this operation, northbound access will be maintained.

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09/12/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Vernon Av and Stocker St

A traffic reconfiguration will be implemented on Crenshaw Bl between Vernon Av and Stocker St to support the upcoming construction of the Leimert Park Station. Beginning Friday, September 12, 2014, from 9pm through Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1pm, traffic lanes will be restriped and a work zone and fencing will be established on the west side of the street to support the construction of the station.

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09/12/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St

Crenshaw Bl will be fully closed between Coliseum St and Exposition Bl during three weekends to support pile installation across Crenshaw Bl. This work is being conducted to support the construction of the underground Exposition station. See construction notice for specific dates of the closure.

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08/04/2014

Area: Metro Right-Of-Way (former Warehouse Shoe Sale store, east side of Crenshaw Bl between 43rd St and 43rd Pl)

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will demolish the former Warehouse Shoe Sale store to support construction of the Leimert Park Station on the east side of the street between 43rd St and 43rd Pl. Once the demolition is complete, this property will be used as a construction staging area for the next 4 years.

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07/30/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Rodeo Pl

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will continue the installation of the Cutter-Soil Mix (CSM) and soldier piles on Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Rodeo Pl. The installation of the CSM wall and soldier piles is necessary for the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project and its stations. This work is on-going and is anticipated to continue until mid October of 2014. Please note that as part of this activity there will be intermittent closures of Rodeo Pl throughout the day and night.

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07/25/2014

Area: Full closure on Century Bl at Aviation Bl

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be demolishing the Century Bridge located on Century Bl and Aviation Bl. The demolition requires a full street closure of Century Bl and southbound Aviation Bl. During the closure, WSCC will restripe Century Bl between Aviation Bl and Airport.

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06/16/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl between King Bl and Stocker St

LADWP will relocate a water line along Crenshaw Bl to support the construction of the MLK underground station. Crenshaw Bl will be closed on a nightly basis between King Bl and Stocker St during the hours of 10 pm to 6 am.

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06/16/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Martin Luther King Jr. Bl and Stocker St.

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will begin installing soldier piles on Crenshaw Bl between Martin Luther King Jr. Bl and Stocker St on Monday, June 16, 2014. The installation of the soldier piles is necessary for the construction of the MLK underground station. This activity will mostly take place within the construction staging area.

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Segment A (Aviation/LAX Station to Hindry)



Segment B (Hindry to Leimert Park Station)



Segment C (Leimert Park Station to Expo)



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Airport officials approve plan for people mover at LAX
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 18, 2014 5:08 pm
The Board of Airport Commissioners that oversees Los Angeles World Airports — and LAX — today approved a plan to build a people mover that will offer a connection between airport ...
Business Solution Center opens Friday to help merchants during Crenshaw/LAX Line construction
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 18, 2014 11:00 am
Some good news before the holidays: the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Proejct’s Business Solution Center is opening tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 19) at the Los Angeles Urban League location of 3450 Mount Vernon ...
One more work week needed to finish decking for future Crenshaw/Expo underground station
Posted by Jose Ubaldo on December 16, 2014 2:45 pm
View of Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and Rodeo Place where the decking has been completed. Photos by José Ubaldo/Metro. An important heads up: Due to the recent rainy weather, the final ...
Transportation headlines, Monday, December 15
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 15, 2014 10:18 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. ART OF TRANSIT: The future ...
Video: aerial view of excavation and decking work of future Crenshaw/Expo station
Posted by Jose Ubaldo on December 11, 2014 11:43 am
  The city of Los Angeles’ Economic and Workforce Development Department recently released a video of the excavation and decking work being done at the future Crenshaw/Expo underground ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, December 10
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 10, 2014 10:50 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. First train car pulled along Gold ...
Transportation headlines, Tuesday, December 9
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 9, 2014 10:01 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. ART OF ...
Actions taken today by the Metro Board of Directors
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 4, 2014 2:59 pm
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Posted by Anna Chen on December 2, 2014 10:52 am
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