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Metro to begin restoration work on Manchester Avenue on April 21 as part of the Crenshaw/LAX Line construction project

Friday April 17, 2020

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) contractor for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC), will implement a full street closure on Manchester Avenue between Aviation Boulevard/Florence Avenue and Osage Avenue/Portal Avenue to begin street restoration work for one week beginning April 21.

The work is need it to restore Manchester Avenue. Work has been scheduled from 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 through 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 28. WSCC full-depth road restoration includes demolition, K-rail removal, curb painting, excavation, paving, stripping of the roadway and traffic signal improvements.

Traffic detours:

Eastbound on Manchester Avenue:

If you are traveling eastbound on Manchester Avenue turn right on Airport Boulevard, turn left on Arbor Vitae Street, turn left on Aviation Boulevard, then turn right on Manchester Avenue.

Westbound on Manchester Avenue:

If you are traveling westbound on Manchester Avenue, turn left on Aviation Boulevard, turn right on Arbor Vitae Street, turn right on Airport Boulevard, then turn left on Manchester Avenue.


During construction, emergency and pedestrian access to area businesses will be maintained at all times. All essential businesses will remain open and accessible during the restoration process.
Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice.

Metro mitigation programs

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

Metro Bus Service

During the restoration period, Metro Bus Line 115 will be detoured and bus stops will be relocated or changed. Metro has posted signs to that effect in English and Spanish to notify passengers of temporary locations of bus stops. For information on Metro Bus lines call (323) GO.METRO or (323) 466-3876 or visit Metro service advisories at

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, e-mail or join us on Facebook at and on Twitter at 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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