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Crenshaw Bl Closures

May 30 through 31 Crenshaw/Expo Closure

Major construction for the Expo underground station is anticipated to begin this weekend. Work to reconfigure the traffic to support the construction of the station will take place at 10 pm on Friday, May 30, 2014, through Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 1 pm, weather permitting. The work will be conducted on Crenshaw Bl between Jefferson Bl and Coliseum St and will require a full street closure of Crenshaw Bl. This work will be conducted in very much the same manner as the recent work to reconfigure the traffic for the MLK Station.

Crenshaw Bl Detour Map

Work continues along Crenshaw Bl to prepare for the building of station boxes for the Exposition and Martin Luther King underground stations. Excavating of the station boxes will allow work along Crenshaw Bl to move underground and traffic to flow above ground, reducing the effect of construction on motorists.

As another step in that process, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will be implementing a traffic control change, requiring Crenshaw Bl to be fully but briefly closed between Exposition Bl and Rodeo Pl. The Project will publicize the dates for this work once they are confirmed. Crenshaw Bl closures near Rodeo Pl are anticipated to run from 10pm on Friday to 1pm on Saturday.

This upcoming work mirrors the installation of new traffic controls between Martin Luther King Bl and Stocker St, which was completed ahead of schedule on May 3. This additional traffic configuration will allow future installation of support piles for the Exposition underground station.

Workers will restripe the street and place K-rail (concrete barriers) to separate the work area from the road. The implementation of the new traffic controls will require a one-day full street closure.

What to Expect

Access to businesses during this nighttime activity will be maintained, although direct access from Crenshaw Bl may be restricted. Pedestrian access will be maintained. The long-term changes motorists can expect in these areas are the reduction of Crenshaw Bl to two lanes in each direction and the removal of some street parking.  We anticipate the removal of some street parking will not affect adjoining businesses because of their customers’ access to adjoining parking lots.

The traffic reconfiguration is necessary for the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

Noteworthy

After the closure, the bus stop located on the northwest corner of Crenshaw Bl and Rodeo Rd will be relocated to the northwest corner of Crenshaw Bl and Exposition Bl.

10pm-1pm from Jefferson Bl to Coliseum St (Southbound Traffic)

Southbound Detour

  • Left at Jefferson
  • Right at Arlington
  • Right at Martin Luther King
  • Left at Crenshaw

10pm-1pm from Martin Luther King Bl to Coliseum St (Northbound Traffic)
Northbound Detour:

  • Right at Martin Luther King
  • Left at Arlington
  • Left at Jefferson
  • Right at Crenshaw

To join our email list and receive daily project updates write us at crenshawcorridor@metro.net .

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:

  • 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.

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