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On behalf of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project we would like to wish all of you a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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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11/24/2014

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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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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05/09/2014

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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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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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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Showing the latest posts relating to: Crenshaw LAX

Giving thanks: Tuesday was Walsh/Shea turkey distribution day
Posted by Kim Upton on November 26, 2014 9:34 am
Tis the season and this year employees with Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors are involved in building relationships with the community, as they build the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. Volunteers from ...
A cut above: Tunneling cutterhead arrives in L.A.
Posted by Kim Upton on November 24, 2014 8:18 am
Click to view slideshow. Like the first flowers of spring – although substantially larger – the tunnel boring machine cutterhead arrival at the Metro yard this week is a harbinger of the future. ...
Crenshaw Boulevard closure to be extended two days
Posted by Kim Upton on November 21, 2014 4:45 pm
A street closure on Crenshaw Boulevard between Jefferson Boulevard and Coliseum Street – originally scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24 — is being extended two days to 6 a.m. ...
Metro launches project area discount program for local businesses along phase 1 of Purple Line Extension Project
Posted by Dave Sotero on November 21, 2014 8:00 am
Businesses on or around Wilshire Boulevard can take advantage of Metro’s Purple Line Extension Project Area Discount Program. Metro’s Purple Line Extension project team has launched a Project ...
Metro podcast: Ethan Elkind’s “Railtown” about L.A.’s emerging transit scene
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 20, 2014 12:45 pm
I had the chance recently to speak with Ethan Elkind, whose new book “Railtown” does an excellent job of telling an important story: the history of rail transit in Los Angeles County ...
Decking in the dark
Posted by Kim Upton on November 17, 2014 2:41 pm
Click to view slideshow. I love the drama of decking photos in the dark. Actually, most construction looks cool in the dead of night when major work often proceeds so it’s less intrusive to the ...
Photos: excavation work last weekend for future Expo/Crenshaw underground station
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 10, 2014 3:10 pm
The above photos show some of the work being done on Crenshaw Boulevard this weekend between Exposition and Rodeo Place to excavate the underground Expo/Crenshaw Station for the Crenshaw/LAX ...
30-day closure of Crenshaw Boulevard for Crenshaw/Expo Station construction begins tonight
Posted by Anna Chen on November 10, 2014 6:16 am
The section of Crenshaw Boulevard between Jefferson Boulevard and Coliseum Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic for 30 days starting tonight due to construction on the Crenshaw/Expo ...
Long wait over: groundbreaking held for Wilshire Boulevard subway extension
Posted by Dave Sotero on November 10, 2014 6:15 am
Click on a photo to see a larger version!  Here are renderings and maps of the station locations for the first phase of the Purple Line Extension: The quick guide to ...
Upcoming detours begin Nov. 7 to Lines 210, 710, 740 due to Crenshaw/LAX Line work
Posted by Lexi Hinton on November 5, 2014 12:06 pm
Above is the route Metro buses and shuttles will use to serve Expo/Crenshaw Station for upcoming Crenshaw/LAX construction. On Friday, November 7, construction will begin on the future Crenshaw/MLK ...

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