Construction will begin on Friday, May 16, on the Metro Crenshaw / LAX Transit Project at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards with a 15-hour full street closure to implement a new traffic configuration. This area will be the stage for the future underground Crenshaw / Expo Station.
Wash / Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will implement this traffic configuration between Jefferson Boulevard and 39th Street beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, May 16, through 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.
WSCC will place on the westside of Crenshaw Boulevard K-rail (concrete barriers) to separate the work area from the street traffic and restripe traffic lanes. Work is anticipated to last for 15 hours.
Beginning Friday at 10 p.m. motorists traveling southbound on Crenshaw will be diverted to the left on Jefferson Boulevard, right at Arlington, right on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and left at Crenshaw Boulevard.
For those motorists traveling northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard, they will be diverted to the right at Martin Luther King Jr., left at Arlington, left at Jefferson and right at Crenshaw Boulevard.
After the full street closure on Saturday traffic will resume with two lanes in each direction. The bus stop located on the southwest corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Rodeo Road will be relocated to the northwest corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard.
There will be limited access to business during the night time activity. However, pedestrian access will be maintained as well as access to emergency vehicles.
The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project is a light-rail line that will run between the Expo and Green Lines. The $2.058 billion Measure R transit project will serve the Crenshaw Corridor, Inglewood, Westchester and the LAX area with eight new stations, a maintenance facility, park & ride lots, traction power substations and the acquisition of rail vehicles and maintenance equipment.
Following the closure WSCC will begin these construction activities: utility relocation, pile installation, street decking and excavation.
For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project visit metro.net/crenshaw or by email to email@example.com, by phone at (213) 922.2736 or follow the project at facebook.com/crenshawrail or twitter.com/crenshawrail.
Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that is really three companies in one: a major operator that transports about 1.5 million boarding passengers on an average weekday on a fleet of 2,000 clean air buses and six rail lines, a major construction agency that oversees many bus, rail, highway and other mobility related building projects, and it is the lead transportation planning and programming agency for Los Angeles County. Overseeing one of the largest public works programs in America, Metro is, literally, changing the urban landscape of the Los Angeles region. Dozens of transit, highway and other mobility projects largely funded by Measure R are under construction or in the planning stages. These include five new rail lines, the I-5 widening and other major projects.