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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.


 

Anthony Crump
Construction Relations Manager

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Construction Relations Officer

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CLC/Community Relations Officer

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Business Liaison
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Communications Assistant

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04/17/2015

Area: Aviation Bl between Arbor Vitae St and 104th St

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be implementing a traffic reconfiguration on Aviation Bl between Arbor Vitae St and 104th St starting at 11pm the night of April 17, 2015. On the night of the implementation, one lane will be maintained in each direction on Aviation Bl and two lanes will be maintained on Century Bl. K-rail barriers will installed and the sidewalk, northwest of Aviation Bl and Century Bl, will be closed. Signage will be used to safely redirect pedestrians out of the construction zone.

Once the implementation is complete, the new traffic configuration will be in place for approximately one year. The new configuration is necessary for the bridge foundation work.

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04/13/2015

Area: 43rd Pl at Crenshaw Bl

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be installing soldier piles across 43rd Pl at Crenshaw Bl. This activity will be completed in 2 phases. Each phase will last approximately 1 week.

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04/11/2015

Area: 104th St at Aviation Bl

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will implement a street closure on 104th St at Aviation Bl, the weekend of April 10, 2015 starting 9pm. The new configuration is necessary for excavation and decking installation.

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04/10/2015

Area: 111th St at Aviation Bl

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will reconfigure 111th St at Aviation Bl, the weekend of April 11, 2015 starting at 11pm. The new configuration is necessary for excavation of the underground railway tunnel and installation of traffic decking.

The reconfiguration will restrict vehicles from entering the Imperial Cargo Complex at LAX via 111th Street. Access for vehicles eastbound (exiting) from the Imperial Cargo Complex via 111th St will be maintained. Vehicles driving westbound on 111th St into the Imperial Cargo Complex will need to make a left or a right turn at Aviation Bl.

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04/10/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St.

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will continue excavating to protect and support existing utilities and will installing jet grout panels along the Cutter Soil Mix (CSM) wall. These activities will require an additional 9-day continuous closure of Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St.

Detours to be implemented. Eastbound traffic will be detoured south at La Brea Av into the southbound detour and westbound traffic will be detoured north at Western Av into the northbound detour.

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04/01/2015

Area: La Brea Av at Florence Av

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be implementing a new traffic reconfiguration on La Brea Av at Florence Av the night of April 1, 2015 starting 9pm. Once the implementation is complete, the new reconfiguration will be in place for approximately two years.

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03/28/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl between 50th and 43rd St

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be reconfiguring traffic on Crenshaw Bl between 50th St and 43rd St to install soldier piles and to remove a portion of the island on Crenshaw Bl and Leimert Bl. This work is in preparation for the construction of the tunnel portal. Traffic reconfiguration will begin March 28 and will last approximately 4 months. The new configuration will coincide with the reopening of Crenshaw Bl on March 28, 2015.

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03/15/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl between MLK Bl and Stocker St, and 43rd St/Homeland Dr and Vernon Av

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be implementing a 12 day closure of Crenshaw Bl between Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Bl and Stocker St, and 43rd St/ Homeland Dr and Vernon Av. The closure is scheduled to begin Sunday night, March 15, 2015. WSCC will implement traffic control to manage detours. Detour signs and changeable message signs will be placed in the area to guide motorists.

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03/13/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will continue excavating to protect and support existing utilities and will also begin installing jet grout panels along the Cutter Soil Mix (CSM) wall. These activities will require three full weekend closures of Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St and Rodeo Rd and nightly closures Monday through Thursday. Detours to be implemented.

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03/06/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl Between Vernon Av and 43rd St

As part of ongoing water line work activities, LADWP will implement lane closures during the entire weekend of March 6 – 8, 2015.

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03/03/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl and 43rd St

Walsh-Shea Corridors Constructors will continue installing soldier piles on Crenshaw Bl north of 43rd Pl for the next two weeks.

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02/27/2015

Area: Aviation Bl and Imperial Hwy

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will implement a new traffic configuration on Aviation Bl and Imperial Hwy. The traffic reconfiguration will be implemented over one night. Once it is completed, the new configuration will remain for two years. During this time WSCC will also close the Metro parking lot entrance located on the west side (adjacent to Aviation).

As part of the reconfiguration, WSCC will need to implement intermittent lane closures to restripe the street and place k-rail. The k-rail will separate the future construction zone from vehicles.

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02/16/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl between 48th St and 59th St

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will proceed with the removal of the previously identified approved trees on Crenshaw Bl between 48th St and 59th St.

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

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02/16/2015

Area: Redondo Bl between West Bl and Florence Av

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will install a fence around the Redondo Bl parking lot located between West Bl and Florence Av. After the fence installation is complete, this area will be used for construction staging.

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

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02/09/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Rodeo Pl and 66th St

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will continue with the soil boring and vibration testing in preparation of upcoming construction activities of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. Boring and testing will be completed on various locations.

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02/08/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl Between Vernon Av and 43rd St

There are a couple of utility lines that will be relocated to support the construction of the Leimert Park station. This work will require lane closures on Crenshaw Bl between Vernon Av and 43rd St on a nightly basis on weeknights between 9 pm to 6 am. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during the work operation. So Cal Gas and the LADWP Water Division will be performing the work involving the relocation of their respective utility lines.

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02/02/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl between 43rd St and 67th St

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will begin potholing on Crenshaw Bl between 43rd St and 67th St. This potholing activity will require intermittent lane closures for both northbound and southbound traffic, along with other impacts listed below. Potholing is conducted in preparation of upcoming construction activities. Potholing identifies the location of utilities. Access to frontage roads will be maintained. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained. Access for the Fire Department and emergency responders will be maintained. Eastbound and westbound access through Crenshaw Bl will be maintained between 43rd St and 67th St.

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02/02/2015

Area: Florence Av between La Brea Av and Centinela Av

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will begin the concrete recycling operation on the Metro Right-Of-Way located on Florence Av between La Brea Av and Centinela Av. This activity will require the crushing of material at the site.

Dust and noise control measures will be taken on an ongoing basis. Dust will be mitigated by continuous water sprinkling and noise blankets have been strategically installed to mitigate noise. Crushing work hours will be from 7am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

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02/02/2015

Area: Metro Right-Of-Way between 111th St and 104th St

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be working on the support of excavation activities on the Metro Right-Of-Way located west of Aviation Bl between 111th St and 104th St. This activity is in preparation of upcoming construction activities of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

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01/23/2015

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

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be installing the Cutter-Soil Mix (CSM) panels on Crenshaw Bl between Martin Luther King Jr. Bl and Stocker St. The installation of the CSM panels is necessary for the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. The closures will be implemented from 9pm on Friday night until 6am Monday morning. The two weekend closures will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 and Friday, January 30, 2015.

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01/16/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl, between Exposition Bl and Coliseum

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will continue excavating to support existing utilities. Excavation access to the utilities, under the limited clearance of the deck beams, will require deck panels to be lifted. This activity will require 5 full weekend closure of Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St.

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01/12/2015

Area: Century Bl and Aviation Bl

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will begin forming and pouring columns for the Century Bridge located in the center of Century Bl, west of Aviation Bl. This construction activity will require a full closure for westbound traffic on Century Bl between Aviation Bl and Bellanca Av. The closure will be implemented at night and will last two weeks. During the 2 weeks, eastbound access will be maintained, a westbound detour will be implemented.

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01/12/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl and Vernon Av

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be installing soldier piles on Crenshaw Bl and Vernon Av. This activity will take place behind the existing k-rail (cement barriers) on the west side of Crenshaw Bl. January 12, 2015, Monday through Friday from 6am to 6pm, weather permitting, for approximately 5 weeks. 

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01/08/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl, between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will continue excavating to support existing utilities. Excavation access to the utilities, under the limited clearance of the deck beams, will require deck panels to be lifted. This activity will require a full night closure of Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Coliseum St. The extension will affect Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Rd and Coliseum St with ongoing night closures being implemented starting January 8, 2015, Monday through Friday from 9pm to 6am.

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01/05/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl between 48th St and 67th St

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will begin potholing on Crenshaw Bl between 48th St and 67th St. This potholing activity will require intermittent lane closures for both northbound and southbound traffic, please see notice for other impacts.

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01/04/2015

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Rodeo Rd

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will implement full street closure for southbound and northbound traffic on Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Rodeo Rd. WSCC will start implementing the closure detours as early as 9pm on January 4, 2015. The closure will last 1 week, through 6 am on the morning of January 12, 2015.

Northbound traffic will be allowed to make a left and a right on Rodeo Rd. Rodeo Rd will remain open for eastbound and westbound traffic.

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12/29/2014

Area: Where's it happening?

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be excavating to support existing utilities. Excavation access to the utilities, under the limited clearance of the deck beams, will require deck panels to be lifted. This activity will require temporary lane closures for both northbound and southbound traffic. During these lane closures, WSCC will maintain one lane in each direction.

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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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09/12/2014

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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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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Transportation headlines, Friday, April 17
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 17, 2015 11:31 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.   Metro halted ...
Fourteen artists selected to create art for Crenshaw/LAX Line project
Posted by Heidi Zeller on April 15, 2015 4:01 pm
A panel of nationally recognized curators and local arts professionals, including community members from the Crenshaw/LAX corridor, has selected fourteen artists to create site-specific, integrated ...
Metro Headquarters to host Eat Shop Play Crenshaw vendors April 15
Posted by Anna Chen on April 14, 2015 2:11 pm
Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw promotes businesses impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. Three businesses will be on display to sell merchandise in the Gateway lobby on ...
Segment of Crenshaw Boulevard to close for nine days beginning Friday night
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 9, 2015 4:06 pm
Here is the news release from Metro: Segment of Crenshaw Boulevard to Close Nine Consecutive Days to Replace Old Sewer Line Under Exposition Boulevard for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Crenshaw ...
Comparing transportation in our region: 1985 and 2015
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 8, 2015 4:35 pm
Even prior to 1985, there was a lot of traffic in L.A. This is the Sunset Strip circa 1979. Photo by Fred Seibert via Flickr creative commons. In preparation for being on AirTalk’s 30th ...
PowerPoint: Metro staff proposal to rename rail and BRT lines
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 7, 2015 4:01 pm
View this document on Scribd Attentive readers here already know that the Regional Connector project is under construction. The 1.9-mile underground light rail line in downtown Los Angeles will link ...
Metro distributes first Business Interruption Fund checks today
Posted by Anna Chen on April 6, 2015 2:06 pm
Metro Board Members and executive staff gathered to distribute the first Business Interruption Fund checks to support small businesses impacted by Metro Rail construction. Photo: Gary ...
Eat Shop Play Crenshaw: Dulan’s on Crenshaw
Posted by Anna Chen on April 3, 2015 6:26 pm
Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing, detours and other activity that may make the neighborhood bit difficult to navigate. However, the ...
Actions taken today by the Metro Board of Directors
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 26, 2015 6:25 pm
Outgoing Metro CEO Art Leahy, center, with the Metro Board of Directors. Art was given both proclamations by the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County at today’s meeting. It was ...
Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw: Community Fest in Leimert Park March 21
Posted by Anna Chen on March 20, 2015 12:13 pm
Come out and support local businesses! Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw is hosting a community festival in Leimert Park Village on Saturday, Mar. 21. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

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