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Metro to begin street restoration work on Imperial Highway beginning February 19, as part of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

Monday February 15, 2021

As part of Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Metro’s contractor, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will implement a five-day full street closure on Imperial Highway between Aviation Boulevard and Hornet Way as part of the restoration process for the future Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

The street closure will take place from 6 a.m. Friday, February 19 through 6 p.m.  on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The work includes removal of the existing roadway, new asphalt paving, final striping of traffic lanes in each direction, and installation of traffic signal improvements along Imperial Highway.

Lane closures along Aviation Boulevard will be implemented with one southbound lane of traffic maintained.

Eastbound traffic detour:

If you are traveling eastbound on Imperial Highway during the closure, turn south on Douglas Street, east on El Segundo Boulevard, north on Aviation Boulevard and then east on Imperial Highway.

Westbound traffic detour:

If you are traveling westbound on Imperial Highway during the closure, turn south on Aviation Boulevard, west on El Segundo Boulevard, north on Douglas Street and then west on Imperial Highway.


During construction, emergency and pedestrian access to area businesses will be maintained. All businesses will remain open and accessible during the restoration work.

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 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

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.

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