As we posted the other day, Westwood Boulevard is closed to traffic this weekend between Ashby and Richland avenues to accommodate the laying of tracks for the second phase of the Expo Line. The road is scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.
Above is a nice photo taken Saturday of the work thus far. Although the Exposition rail right-of-way has been there for decades, it has been many years since tracks actually crossed Westwood Boulevard. Gökhan Esirgen, a long-time proponent of the project, has also posted more photos and video of work over at the Transit Coalition’s website.
Next weekend it’s Overland Avenue’s turn; details here.
Here are some photos of track work in the vicinity of Westwood Boulevard in recent days:
The six-mile extension of the Expo Line from Culver City to downtown Santa Monica is funded by the Measure R half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles voters in 2008. The project is currently forecast to open in early 2016.