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Metro to begin final street restoration work on Crenshaw and Obama boulevards on February 18 as part of construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

Monday February 15, 2021

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) contractor for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project — Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) — will implement lane closures in the Crenshaw and Obama boulevards intersection to finalize street restoration work beginning Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Work has been scheduled from 6 a.m. Thursday, February 18, through 7 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 2021.

The work includes grinding of the existing roadway, construction of a center median, placement of new asphalt paving, final striping of three traffic lanes in each direction, and installation of traffic signal improvements along Crenshaw Boulevard.

This work requires:

  • Lane closures along Crenshaw and Obama boulevards will be implemented with one lane of traffic maintained in each direction.
  • Construction of the center median on Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition and Obama boulevards.
  • Placement of new asphalt paving along with Crenshaw between Rodeo Place and Exposition Boulevard, and Obama Boulevard between Bronson Avenue and Victoria Avenue.   
  • Parking restrictions along Crenshaw Boulevard between 29th Street and Coliseum Street, and Obama Boulevard between Victoria Avenue and Bronson Avenue.

Safety

During construction, emergency and pedestrian access to area businesses will be maintained. All essential businesses will remain open and accessible during the restoration process. However, driveway access may be restricted.

Access to emergency responders will be maintained at all times.

Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice.

Metro mitigation programs

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

The Crenshaw/LAX Line is an 8.5-mile light rail line that will include eight new stations to serve the Crenshaw, Inglewood, Westchester, and LAX communities. A ninth station will be added after opening to connect the Crenshaw/LAX Line, Metro C Line (Green), and bus lines to the future LAX Automated People Mover.

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

 About Metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is currently providing lifeline service for essential trips and frontline workers. Metro continues building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan.

Metro has proudly pledged to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Health and Safety Commitment Program to help ensure the safe return of transit riders as the U.S. recovers from the  COVID-19 pandemic.

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