30-day closure of Crenshaw Boulevard for Crenshaw/Expo Station construction begins tonight

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The section of Crenshaw Boulevard between Jefferson Boulevard and Coliseum Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic for 30 days starting tonight due to construction on the Crenshaw/Expo underground station. The first half of the closure will last through Nov. 24. There will be a break during Thanksgiving week, and the second half of the closure will take place Dec. 1 through 14.

Buses will detour via Arlington Avenue between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Jefferson Blvd. See the bus detour map here. Sidewalk access will remain open to pedestrians as businesses will stay open throughout the closure.

Here’s the construction notice and closure FAQ:

crenshaw closure notice

crenshaw closure faq

The Spanish language notice and FAQ are after the jump.

Crenshaw Closure Fact Sheet – Expo Station W-FAQ Spanish

5 replies

  1. Did they get traffic guards lined up too? Because on a REGULAR morning the traffic is already backed up from Exposition and Western almost to ML King Blvd. To increase the traffic on, Arlington, Western, Denker, or Normandie will be adding to the back-up already in place.

  2. Gee, during all the Red Line construction no streets were blocked except at night to excavate and build the stations. Do we have a contractor that’s ill equipped to do the same? Perhaps this is a omen that the Crenshaw Line should be built at street level so as it can be tied in with the Expo Line.

    • The Crenshw line will connect to the Expo line and some stations are being built at street level, but some are also underground. Think of the gold line.

  3. Is there any way to get information on the turn restrictions on the remainder of Crenshaw Blvd? For example, left turns aren’t permitted from S Crenshaw to W 43rd Pl – how long will this continue?