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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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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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05/30/2014

Area: Expo Station

Expo Station Area Traffic Reconfiguration
Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors will implement a traffic reconfiguration of Crenshaw Bl to support upcoming construction of the underground station at Exposition Bl on Friday, May 30, 2014. The work will be conducted on Crenshaw Bl between Jefferson Bl and Coliseum St and will require a full street closure of Crenshaw Bl from 10 pm on Friday, May 30, 2014, through Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 1 pm, weather permitting. During the closure, traffic lanes will be restriped and k-rail (concrete barriers) will be placed to separate the work area from the road. Upon completion of the work, Crenshaw Bl will be reduced to two lanes in each direction, which will remain in place throughout the construction of the underground station.

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05/27/2014

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

The following detours will be in place:
Southbound detour:

  • West on Martin Luther King Jr. Bl
  • South on Marlton Av
  • South on Santa Rosalia Dr
  • East on Stocker St
  • South bound on Crenshaw Bl

Northbound detour:

  • West on Stocker
  • Northwest on Santa Rosalia Dr
  • North on Marlton Av
  • East on Martin Luther King Jr. Bl

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05/10/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Rodeo Rd to Coliseum

As part of the advanced utility relocation work, LADWP will conduct additional water line relocation work implementing a 24 hour lane closure. This water line work is being performed in order to relocate an existing water line that is in conflict with the upcoming rail line on Crenshaw Boulevard. Traffic on southbound will be closed for 24 hours on Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Rode Road starting Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. until Sunday, May 10, 2014, 9:00 p.m., weather permitting. To view the complete construction notice, please click here.

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05/09/2014

Area: Various Metro properties along Florence Av

As part of the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will begin the demolition of buildings on Metro owned properties along Florence Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Hillcrest Boulevard in the City of Inglewood. The work is anticipated to begin Friday, May 9, 2014, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting. The work is anticipated to last for three weeks. To view the complete construction notice, please click here.

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05/09/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl. and Exposition Bl.

As part of the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will begin the demolition of buildings on Metro owned properties along Florence Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Hillcrest Boulevard in the City of Inglewood. The work is anticipated to begin Friday, May 9, 2014, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting. The work is anticipated to last for three weeks.

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05/02/2014

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

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will commence major construction by implementing a new traffic configuration at Crenshaw/MLK Blvds., starting Friday, May 2, 2014, from 10:00 pm through Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm, weather permitting. The implementation of the new traffic control will be done in phases and requires a one day full street closure. During the closure, WSCC will restripe the street and place k-rail (concrete barriers) to separate the work area from the road. Soon after the new traffic control has been implemented, utility relocation will conclude and will be followed by cutter soil mix activities (pile installation), decking and excavation; all in preparation for underground tunneling and station construction.

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04/24/2014

Area: Various Metro properties along Florence Av

As part of the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will begin the demolition of buildings on Metro properties along Florence Av between La Brea Av and Hillcrest Bl in the city of Inglewood. The work is anticipated to begin Thursday, April 24, 2014, between 7am – 3:3p pm, M-F, weather permitting. The work is anticipated to last for three weeks.

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03/31/2014

Area: Metro Right-of-Way along Florence Av between West Bl & Aviation Bl & along Aviation Bl between Manchester Bl & Imperial Hwy

As part of the construction of Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will remove BNSF communication poles located on Metro’s Right-of-Way. The BNSF communications poles will be removed to make way for construction of the new light rail line. This construction activity is anticipated to begin during week of March 31, 2014, between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. This work is anticipated to last for one month.

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02/03/2014

Area: Florence Av between Crenshaw Bl and Manchester Av and Aviation Bl between Manchester Av and Imperial Hwy

As part of the construction of Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will begin removal of old railroad track along the Metro’s right-of way from Florence Av between Crenshaw Bl and Manchester Av and Aviation Bl between Manchester Av and Imperial Hwy. Railroad crossings at the intersections will be removed in the future. It is anticipated that the work is scheduled to begin Monday, February 3, 2014, for approximately 4 months, from 7:00 am to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting.

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02/03/2014

Area: Florence Av between Crenshaw Bl and Manchester Av and Aviation Bl between Manchester Av and Imperial Hwy

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors comenzará la demolición de la antigua vía del tren en preparación del Proyecto de Transporte Crenshaw / LAX.

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01/20/2014

Area: Florence Av between Manchester Av & Crenshaw Bl, and Crenshaw Bl between Florence Av & Exposition Bl

Starting the week of January 20, 2014, the contractor will continue exploratory excavation (potholing) along Crenshaw Bl between Florence Av & Exposition Bl and along the Metro Right-of-Way on Florence Av between Manchester Av & Crenshaw Bl.

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Transportation headlines, October 31, 2014: Halloween edition
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 31, 2014 11:23 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 dark of ...
Transportation headlines, Thursday, October 30
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 30, 2014 11:25 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 Dodger ...
New study ranks L.A. metro area 3rd in U.S. in connecting people to jobs via transit
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 27, 2014 9:45 am
The darker the shade of orange and red, the more jobs that can be reached within 30 minutes using transit. Click above to see larger. Source: University of Minnesota Center for Transportation ...
Other actions taken Thursday by the Metro Board of Directors
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 24, 2014 9:14 am
It was a mostly quiet agenda, but these three items may be of interest: •Item 20. The Board approved a motion by Board Member Mark Ridley-Thomas to provide $2.8 million in funding to continue ...
Metro Board awards contract for Business Solution Center for Crenshaw/LAX Line
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 23, 2014 11:40 am
Here is the Metro staff report and below is the news release from Metro: In another unprecedented step today the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, October 22
Posted by Joseph Lemon on October 22, 2014 3:09 pm
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.   @metrolosangeles Bus ...
Metro participates in Taste of Soul
Posted by Jose Ubaldo on October 22, 2014 10:38 am
More than 1,000 people pledged to “Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw” during the campaign kick off this past weekend at the ninth annual Taste of Soul festival. The campaign seeks to remind ...
Eat Shop Play Crenshaw at Taste of Soul
Posted by Joseph Lemon on October 18, 2014 3:24 pm
The 9th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival continues until 7 p.m. tonight. While you’re there, make sure to stop in at Metro’s Eat Shop Play Crenshaw pavilion to grab some shade and ...
Metro unveils new Kinkisharyo pilot rail car
Posted by Joseph Lemon on October 17, 2014 4:18 pm
Click to view slideshow. Metro unveiled the first of 78 Kinkisharyo P3010 rail cars this morning. The first pilot car will be used for testing to ensure it is fully compatible with Metro’s ...
Metro to launch Eat Shop Play Crenshaw campaign at Taste of Soul
Posted by Anna Chen on October 17, 2014 3:16 pm
Metro will launch the Eat Shop Play Crenshaw campaign at tomorrow’s Taste of Soul, a free, family-friendly event on Crenshaw Boulevard between Stocker Street and Rodeo Road. Eat Shop Play ...

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