Home > Projects & Programs > Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

  • Overview
  • Construction Notices
  • Daily Closures
  • The Source

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

Get construction updates on Twitter

Start Date Notice Brief More Info

03/31/2014

Area: 67th St from Crenshaw Bl to Victoria Av.

As part of the advanced utility relocation work for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Metro Builders is scheduled to conclude construction activity on 67th St. Final construction activities will include installation of street pavement, replacement of driveway, replacement of curb and re-sodding the area between curb and sidewalk. This construction activity is anticipated to begin during week of March 31, 2014, between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Sunday, April 6, 2014, weather permitting. This work is anticipated to last for one week.

HTML
PDF

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.

HTML
PDF

03/26/2014

Area: West sidewalk on Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Rodeo Pl

As part of the construction of Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will begin potholing activity. Potholing is conducted in preparation of upcoming underground construction activities and it is necessary to find laterals. Laterals are underground pipe lines that connect to the street. This construction work is anticipated to begin Wednesday, March 26, 2014, between 7:00 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, weather permitting, for approximately one week. To view the complete construction notice, please click here…

HTML
PDF

03/26/2014

Area: Acera oeste del bulevar Crenshaw entre el bulevar Exposition y calle Rodeo.

El contratista Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors comenzará la espeleología por la acera oeste del bulevar Crenshaw entre el bulevar Exposición y calle Rodeo. La espeleología se lleva a cabo en preparación de las próximas actividades de la construcción y es necesaria para encontrar laterales.

HTML
PDF

03/10/2014

Area: Northeast corner of Crenshaw and Rodeo Rd

Sound Wall Installation at northeast corner of Crenshaw Bl & Rodeo Rd As part of the construction of Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will begin the installation of a 16-foot tall sound wall around the perimeter of the property located at the northeast corner of Crenshaw Bl and Rodeo Rd.

This is the site of the future Crenshaw/Exposition underground station. Over the next 5 years, it will serve as a construction staging yard for the project. This work will be performed in two phases. It is anticipated that the work is scheduled to begin during the week of March 10, 2014, for approximately three weeks, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting.

HTML
PDF

02/24/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl between 60th and 48th St

Geotechnical exploration will be performed at several locations along Crenshaw in preparation of upcoming construction activities of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. Work is anticipated to start Monday, February 24, 2014, between the hours of 9am through 3:30pm, and last approximately 2 weeks.

HTML
PDF

02/17/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Rodeo Pl

As part of on-going water line relocation work activities, the LA Dept. of Water and Power will implement nightly closures of Crenshaw Bl at Rodeo Rd. This work will be performed between 9 pm and 6 am and last approximately two weeks.

HTML
PDF

02/07/2014

Area: At three project area locations along Crenshaw Bl

Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors and its subcontractors will begin to prune trees at four project area locations along Crenshaw Blvd. in preparation of upcoming construction activities of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project and the underground stations. This activity is anticipated to begin on Friday, February 7, 2014, from 7am through 3:30pm, weather permitting. Intermittent lane closures will occur along Crenshaw Bl to support this work activity.

HTML
PDF

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.

HTML
PDF

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.

HTML
PDF

02/03/2014

Area: Northeast corner of Crenshaw Bl & Rodeo Rd

As part of the construction of Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will begin building demolitions of the Metro properties. The building demolitions are in preparation of the upcoming underground construction site. Construction will take place on the properties located on the northeast corner of Crenshaw Bl and Rodeo Rd. It is anticipated that the work is scheduled to begin Monday, February 3, 2014, for approximately 2 weeks, from 7:00 am to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting.

HTML
PDF

02/03/2014

Area: Northeast corner of Crenshaw Bl & Rodeo Rd

El contratista Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors comenzará la construcción de la demolición de las propiedades de Metro. Las demoliciones de edificios son en preparación de la próxima obra de construcción subterránea. El Departamento de bomberos de Los Angeles realizará un entrenamiento de búsqueda y rescate de formación dentro de la propiedad el sábado, 02/01/14. No se anticipa impacto debido a esta actividad de capacitación.

HTML
PDF

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.

HTML
PDF

01/06/2014

Area: Crenshaw Bl., between Exposition Bl & Florence Av.

Starting on the week of Monday, January 6, 2014, the contractor will be conducting an inventory of trees along the project alignment for documentation purposes and to assess their condition. Tree Inventory activities will take place along Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Florence Av. and is anticipated to last approximately 2 weeks.

HTML
PDF

01/06/2014

Area: Aviation Bl., between Imperial HWY and Manchester Av

Starting on the week of Monday, January 6, 2014, the contractor will perform exploratory excavation (potholing) work. Potholing activities will take place along Aviation Bl between Imperial HWY and Manchester Av. and is anticipated to last 2 weeks.

HTML
PDF

12/16/2013

Area: Crenshaw Bl and 59th Pl

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project advanced utility relocation contractor will begin construction activity of a manhole excavation at Crenshaw Bl and 59th Pl. on Monday, December 16, 2013 for approximately 2 months. The anticipated work hours are 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, weather permitting. This activity is a continuation of the existing sewer line relocation work. During, this construction activity 59th Pl will be closed, however, local access will be maintained.

Starting around, mid-January 2014, this work will shift from day time hours to night time hours. The work will continue with an underground trench and additional manhole excavation and connection across Crenshaw Bl. At least one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction during the night time operation.

HTML
PDF

10/25/2013

Area: Crenshaw And 67th Street

The contractor is now scheduled to perform the current on-going utility relocation work on Crenshaw Blvd. at 67th St during the night time hours between Sunday and Thursday for approximately three weeks starting Sunday, October 27, 2013.

HTML
PDF

09/23/2013

Area: Crenshaw Bl between Exposition and Rodeo Pl

Starting Monday, September 23, 2013, water line relocation work activities will be performed on Crenshaw Bl between Exposition and Rodeo Pl for approximately three months. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be conducting the water line work activity on a nightly basis between 9 pm to 6 am which, requiring lane closures on Crenshaw Bl.

HTML
PDF

09/10/2013

Area: Crenshaw Bl at 67th St

Lane closures on Crenshaw Bl will be implemented.
At least one lane in each direction on Crenshaw Bl will be maintained.

HTML
PDF

08/19/2013

Area: South Victoria Av from 67th St to the Burlington Northern Railroad Tracks

As part of advance utility relocation activities for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Metro’s contractor, Metro Builders, is anticapted to begin a new phase of the on-going sewer relocation work on Monday, August 19, 2013.

HTML
PDF

08/19/2013

Area: Las pistas del sur Victoria Av de 67th St al ferrocarril Burlington Northern

Como parte de actividades de reubicación de utilidad de avance para el Proyecto de Tránsito Crenshaw/LAX, el contratista de Metro, Metro Constructores, anticipa comenzar una nueva fase de la obra de alcantarillado de la continua reubicación en lunes, 19 de agosto de 2013

HTML
PDF


 

If Daily Closures are not displaying below, please visit the project Facebook or Twitter pages for the latest closures.

 
The abbreviations below help us organize the Daily Updates by segment.
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
All
Segment A
Segment B
Segment C
ALL
HAV
LPH
ELR

All Segments



Segment A (Aviation/LAX Station to Hindry)



Segment B (Hindry to Leimert Park Station)



Segment C (Leimert Park Station to Expo)



Showing the latest posts relating to: Crenshaw LAX

Construction notice: week-long closure of intersection of Lincoln & Colorado in Santa Monica begins Monday for Expo Line track work
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 18, 2014 12:17 pm
The good news is that construction of the second phase of the Expo Line continues to chug along at a speedy pace. The not-quite-as-good-news: the busy intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado ...
Regional Connector design-build contractor recommended by Metro staff
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 15, 2014 10:10 am
View this document on Scribd Metro staff recommends a $927.2-million design/build contract with Regional Connector Constructors (a Joint Venture between Skanska USA Civil West California District, ...
Transportation headlines, Friday, April 11
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 11, 2014 9:20 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. Pick your social media ...
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Community Leadership Council holds quarterly meeting tonight
Posted by Anna Chen on April 10, 2014 10:40 am
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Community Leadership Council (CLC) is holding their quarterly meeting tonight, April 10, from 6 – 8 p.m. The meeting will take place in the West Angeles ...
Gate latching begins this week on the Green Line
Posted by Paul Gonzales on April 8, 2014 9:15 am
The next step to secure gates on the Metro Rail system begins this week at the Green Line’s Crenshaw, Vermont/Athens and Harbor Freeway stations with gates scheduled to be latched Wednesday, ...
Some new Expo Line Phase 2 construction pics
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 7, 2014 12:20 pm
Progress continues on the second phase of the Measure R-funded Expo Line between Culver City and downtown Santa Monica. The folks at the Expo Line Construction Authority sent over the ...
Transportation headlines, Monday, April 7
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 7, 2014 11:26 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. Pick your social media ...
Transportation headlines, Thursday, April 3
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 3, 2014 9:53 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. Pick your social media ...
Trees to be removed for Crenshaw/LAX Line along Crenshaw Boulevard
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 2, 2014 12:24 pm
We posted last week about plans to remove about 135 trees along Wilshire Boulevard to accommodate the first phase of the Purple Line Extension. This week we are posting about similar tree removal ...
April Metro Service Council Meetings
Posted by David Hershenson on April 2, 2014 8:57 am
The first Service Council agendas for the spring season are now set for this month’s five meetings, though changes may be made prior to the meeting dates. All April Council meetings include a ...

For viewing MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel documents - Download Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) or use Google Docs Reader (online)