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Last Phase of Crenshaw Boulevard Restoration Moves to Crenshaw/Expo Station

Friday September 07, 2018

Restoration work for the Crenshaw/LAX Line is moving to the area around the future Crenshaw/Expo Station beginning this Friday evening at 9 p.m., the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (Metro) has announced. Work will mostly be on Crenshaw Boulevard between Coliseum Street and Exposition Boulevard.

The area has seen four years of construction and Metro’s contractor is now rebuilding the street and sidewalks and adding landscaping. The work also involves securing utility lines and removing the concrete decking that sits over the underground Crenshaw/Expo Station. Metro’s contractor will also be rebuilding curbs, gutters, sidewalks and adding ramps that are compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Restoration work for the three underground stations — Leimert Park, Martin Luther King Jr. and Expo/Crenshaw — began in June at Leimert Park Station and in August at Martin Luther King Jr. Station. That work has been completed. Work on the Expo/Crenshaw Station is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.

The closure schedule is:

Crenshaw/Expo Station

Crenshaw Boulevard will be closed between Coliseum Street and Exposition Boulevard beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 7. Motorists will have two detour options as follows:

Detour option 1:

Northbound: If traveling northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard turn east on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, turn north on Western Avenue, turn west on Jefferson Boulevard and turn north on Crenshaw Boulevard.

Southbound: If traveling southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard turn east on Jefferson Boulevard, turn south on Western Avenue, turn west on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and turn south on Crenshaw Boulevard.

Detour option 2:

Northbound: If traveling northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard turn west on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Rodeo Road, turn north on La Brea Avenue, turn east on Jefferson Boulevard and turn north on Crenshaw Boulevard. 

Southbound: If traveling southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard turn west on Jefferson Boulevard, turn south on La Brea Avenue, turn east on Rodeo Road/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and then turn south on Crenshaw Boulevard.

Traffic Control Officers

During the restoration work, Traffic Control Officers (TCO) will be deployed at critical intersections to help manage traffic along detours and local access routes. Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition and Jefferson boulevards will be open for local access only. 

Metro mitigation programs

Metro’s Business Solution Center (BSC) and the Business Interruption Funds (BIF) will continue assisting business impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line. For information on these programs contact: BSC (323) 299-9660 extension 2289 or visit www.metrobsc.net/crenshaw, or BIF (213) 739-2999 extension 223 or visit www.metro.net/bif.

Safety

During construction activities access for emergency responders will always maintained, unless otherwise specified. Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice.

Metro Bus service

During the restoration period, Metro Bus lines 40, 105, 210, 705, 710 and 740 will be detoured and bus stops will be relocated or changed. For information on Metro bus lines call (323) GO. METRO (323-466-3876) or visit Metro service advisories at www.metro.net/service/advisories/bus/

The Crenshaw/LAX Line is an 8.5-mile light rail line that will include eight new stations to serve the Crenshaw, Inglewood and LAX communities. The $2.058-billion project is targeted to open in 2019. A ninth station will be added after opening to connect the Crenshaw/LAX Line, Green Line and bus lines to the future LAX automated people mover.

For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project go to metro.net/Crenshaw, e-mail crenshawcorridor@metro.net or join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CrenshawRail and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/crenshawrail or call the project hotline at (213) 922-2736. 

About Metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines.  The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County. 

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