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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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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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09/22/2014

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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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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PowerPoint: scoping meeting for Airport Metro Connector
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 25, 2015 2:36 pm
View this document on Scribd Metro held a scoping meeting Monday night to get input on the environmental study of the Airport Metro Connector (AMC). The project aims to build a new rail station ...
Eat Shop Play Crenshaw: Crenshaw Yoga and Dance
Posted by Anna Chen on February 25, 2015 8:39 am
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 ...
Transportation headlines, Monday, February 23
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 23, 2015 10:23 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. Pick your social media ...
Video: a look under Crenshaw Boulevard at future Crenshaw/Expo Station
Posted by Jose Ubaldo on February 20, 2015 2:02 pm
Future underground location of Crenshaw/LAX line near Metro Green Line and airport. Above video: work on the underground Expo/Crenshaw Station.  Construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line entered ...
Good day for Crenshaw Corridor merchants at Metro’s headquarters
Posted by Jose Ubaldo on February 19, 2015 3:55 pm
Metro’s Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw campaign continued today with more merchants displaying and selling their wares at Metro headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Eso Won Books, One-Of-A-Kind Hats ...
148 Chambers of Commerce back America Fast Forward
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 18, 2015 1:37 pm
I know this stuff is Extremely Wonky, so let’s start with this Bottom Line: America Fast Forward is a good way to reduce the cost of building big transit projects and stretch Measure R sales ...
Video from yesterday’s Business Solution Center ribbon cutting
Posted by Joseph Lemon on February 10, 2015 1:14 pm
Officials yesterday visited the recently opened Business Solution Center that will assist businesses during construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line. You can watch video from the event below. More ...
Officials visit new Business Solution Center for merchants impacted by Crenshaw/LAX Line construction
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 9, 2015 3:54 pm
Here’s the news release from Metro: Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti, along with Metro Board members Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Inglewood ...
Metro seeks public feedback on new rail station to connect to LAX; scoping meeting is Feb. 23
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 6, 2015 3:50 pm
The Metro Board of Directors last year decided to build a new rail station at Aviation and 96th Street that will allow passengers on the Crenshaw/LAX Line and Green Line to transfer to a people ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, February 4
Posted by Joseph Lemon on February 4, 2015 3:15 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. Pick your social media ...

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