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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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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: 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.

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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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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Segment A (Aviation/LAX Station to Hindry)



Segment B (Hindry to Leimert Park Station)



Segment C (Leimert Park Station to Expo)



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Use 511 to avoid Century Crunch traffic this weekend
Posted by Anna Chen on July 21, 2014 1:53 pm
Southern California 511 has launched a new feature to keep drivers up to date during the planned Century Crunch closure scheduled July 25 to 28. Century Crunch will see Century Boulevard, one of the ...
Transportation headlines, Monday, July 21: preparing for the ‘Century Crunch’
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 21, 2014 11:51 am
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Some pre-Century Crunch demolition already taking place
Posted by Anna Chen on July 16, 2014 4:09 pm
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First of new light rail cars arrives at Port of Long Beach
Posted by Anna Chen on July 16, 2014 3:39 pm
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Public invited to Crenshaw/LAX Small Business Matchmaking Summit
Posted by Anna Chen on July 15, 2014 3:23 pm
Metro and the Crenshaw/LAX Community Leadership Council will be hosting the Crenshaw/LAX Small Business Matchmaking Summit at The Proud Bird restaurant on Tuesday, August 7. The Matchmaking Summit ...
Mayor Garcetti asks public to plan ahead during Century Crunch, recommended detours in LAX area
Posted by Anna Chen on July 15, 2014 10:12 am
Here’s the press release from Metro, LADOT and LAWA: Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti has released a public service announcement urging LAX travelers, employees and others ...
Countdown clocks now available for Century Crunch July 25-28
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 11, 2014 12:35 pm
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“Notice to Proceed” granted for construction of Regional Connector project!
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 9, 2014 3:59 pm
It’s official: there are now four Metro Rail projects currently under construction after the Metro earlier this week gave its contractors — the Regional Connector Constructors, Joint ...
Metro staff recommend contractors to build Purple Line Extension’s first phase
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 7, 2014 3:41 pm
This another step forward for the 3.9-mile Purple Line Extension project and puts the subway addition closer to construction. Utility relocations and some other prep work have are already ...
Avoid LAX “Century Crunch” traffic July 25-28 by taking public transit
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 7, 2014 12:50 pm
The news release from Metro: Public transit is one of the best options for avoiding the “Century Crunch,” a 57-hour street closure on Century Boulevard to demolish the Century Boulevard Bridge ...

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