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Crenshaw Bl Station Area Restoration Closures

Project Overview

Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will extend from the existing Metro Expo Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards in Los Angeles, and merge with the Metro Green Line at the Aviation/LAX Station on Aviation Bl and Interstate 105 in El Segundo. The line will travel 8.5 miles, serving the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, and El Segundo.

Once in operation, the Crenshaw/LAX Line will offer alternative transportation options to congested roadways providing significant environmental benefits, economic development and employment opportunities throughout LA County. Riders will have easier connections within the Metro Rail system, municipal bus lines, and other regional transportation services.

What is restoration?

The Crenshaw/ LAX Transit Project has been actively under construction along Crenshaw Bl since January 2014. Over the past few years, major milestones have been achieved in tunnel completion and station excavation. As the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project gets closer to opening day, fall of 2019, a final phase is necessary to restore the road over the three underground stations along Crenshaw Bl.

Restoration will require the removal of the concrete panels lining Crenshaw Bl over each station box. Utilities currently hanging from beams will have to be permanently secured before the road sections are backfilled. Once temporary supports are removed and backfill is complete, the road will be repaved. The last phase of the restoration process will entail reconstruction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and ADA ramps.

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When will restoration occur?

The restoration of Crenshaw Bl is anticipated to begin in June 2018.
Each phase of restoration will be implemented immediately following the other.

Where will restoration occur?

Restoration will begin at the three underground station areas along Crenshaw Bl. Work at each station will be performed separately as three phases in a progression from south to north.

The first phase will implement a closure at the Leimert Park Station area and the at-grade transition section. This phase will require a closure of Crenshaw Bl from 48th St to 43rd St/Homeland Dr. The closure for the first phase will last 43 days.

The second phase will implement a closure at the Martin Luther King Jr. Station area. This phase will require a full closure of Crenshaw Bl from Stocker St to Martin Luther King Jr. Bl. The closure for the second phase will last 23 days.

The third phase will implement a closure at the Expo/Crenshaw Station area. This phase will require a full closure of Crenshaw Bl from Coliseum St to Exposition Bl. The closure for the third phase will last 37 days.

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Phase 1: Leimert Park Station Area Restoration

June 15 (9 pm) - July 27 (11:59 pm)

Essentials

  • During the first phase, a full closure of Crenshaw Bl will be implemented from 48th St to 43rd St/Homeland Dr.
  • The closure for the restoration of the Leimert Park station area is scheduled to last 43 days.

Northbound Detour:
East on Slauson Av
North on Western Av
West on Martin Luther King Jr. Bl
North on Crenshaw Bl

Southbound Detour:
East on Martin Luther King Jr. Bl
South on Western Av
West on Slauson Av
South on Crenshaw Bl

Note

  • Local northbound access to Crenshaw businesses and residents will be available via Leimert Bl
  • Southbound traffic will be detoured at Martin Luther King Jr. Bl
  • Local traffic to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall will have access via Martin Luther King Jr. Bl, Marlton Av, Santa Rosalia Dr and Stocker St

Phase 1 Bus Detours Maps

Metro Bus Lines 40 & 210 Detour Routes

Metro Bus Lines 105 & 705 Detour Routes

Metro Rapid Bus Lines 710 & 740 Detour Routes

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Phase 2: Martin Luther King Station Area Restoration

Late July to Late August

Essentials

  • During the second phase, a full closure of Crenshaw Bl will be implemented from Stocker St to Martin Luther King Jr. Bl.
  • The closure for the restoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. station area is scheduled to last 23 days.

Northbound Detour:
East on Vernon Av
North on Western Av
West on Martin Luther King Jr. Bl
North on Crenshaw Bl

Southbound Detour:
East on Martin Luther King Jr. Bl
South on Western Av
West on Vernon Av
South on Crenshaw Bl

Note

  • Crenshaw Bl between Vernon Av and Stocker St will be open to local access only
  • Local traffic to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall will have access via Martin Luther King Jr. Bl, Marlton Av, Santa Rosalia Dr and Stocker St

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Phase 3: Expo/Crenshaw Station Area Restoration 

Late August to Early October

Essentials

  • During the third phase, a full closure of Crenshaw Bl will be implemented from Coliseum St to Exposition Bl.
  • The closure for the restoration of the Expo/Crenshaw station area is scheduled to last 37 days.

Northbound Detour #1:
East on Martin Luther King Jr. Bl
North on Western Av
West on Jefferson Bl
North on Crenshaw Bl

 

Southbound Detour #1:
East on Jefferson Bl
South on Western Av
West on Martin Luther King Jr. Bl
South on Crenshaw Bl

 

Northbound Detour #2:
West on Martin Luther King Jr. Bl / Rodeo Rd
North on La Brea Av
East on Jefferson Bl
North on Crenshaw Bl 

Southbound Detour #2:
West on Jefferson Bl
South on La Brea Av
East on Rodeo Rd / Martin Luther King Jr. Bl
South on Crenshaw Bl

Note

  • Southbound traffic will be detoured at Jefferson Bl
  • Crenshaw Bl between Exposition Bl and Jefferson Bl will be open to local access only

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Traffic Control Officers:

As part of the restoration closure operation, Traffic Control Officers (TCO) will be deployed at critical intersections to safely manage traffic conditions along the detour and alternate local access routes.

Construction Disclaimer:

Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice. Please note dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date details visit metro.net/crenshaw.

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Contact Us

Phone: 213.922.2736
E-mail: crenshawcorridor@metro.net
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Project Safety

Business Interruption Fund

Metro's Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to qualifying small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by construction; learn more by visiting metro.net/bif.  To apply, visit Metro’s program administrator, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR).

Metro Access

Our construction may have relocated your bus stop, or changed your route. For information about changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro (323.466.3876) or visit our service advisories website:

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