As part of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Metro is building an underground tunnel for the new light-rail line in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The tunnel will be under Crenshaw Blvd. from 60th St. to 67th St. and is being built using a "cut and cover" method.
On June 17, 2016, Metro's contractor Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC), will be moving to the second stage of construction in the area, installing soldier piles and cantilever supports on the west side of Crenshaw Blvd. beginning on 60th St. and moving south to 67th St.
This will require a new traffic configuration that will be implemented on the weekend of Friday, June 17, 2016 starting at 9 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday, at which time one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction.
This activity will also include saw cutting, potholing and excavation. The work area will be protected by concrete barriers along the west side of Crenshaw Blvd. Work will take place during the day within the existing construction area. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on Crenshaw Blvd. at all times.
Soldier piles are steel beams installed to support soil during excavation of a tunnel. Cantilever beams are used to support traffic during construction of a tunnel.
WHAT: Soldier pile and cantilever support installation
WHEN: Traffic implementation will take place on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 9 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2016 and continuing June 20, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting.
WHERE: Crenshaw Blvd. between 60th St. and 67th St.
DURATION: Three months
What to Expect
- Noise will be generated from pile installation activity
- Access for emergency responders will be maintained.
- Through-access on cross streets will be maintained.
- Intersections with existing left movements will be maintained.