Construction activities in July on Crenshaw/LAX Line


Park Mesa Heights Cut and Cover

Construction will soon begin on the underground trench for the alignment between 59th and 60th streets and in the right-of-way from Crenshaw Boulevard to Brynhurst Avenue with a traffic reconfiguration on July 10.

Trench construction will take place in various stages and is anticipated to last three-and-a-half years. Metro will provide more details as the date approaches.


Gas Line Relocation

Since Monday, June 22, Crenshaw Boulevard between 59th and 60th streets has two southbound lanes closed for removal of the Tesoro-owned gas line. The work has been scheduled from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and it will last approximately one month.

Rail Welding

On June 29, Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will begin rail welding activities on the Metro right-of-way east of Portal Avenue, between Manchester Avenue and Arbor Vitae Street. However, preparation activities on the site are already underway. Work has been scheduled from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Portal Avenue is located east of Bellanca Avenue adjacent to the Metro right-of-way. Access to Portal Avenue in this area will be restricted. Access to businesses on the east side of Bellanca Avenue between Manchester Avenue and Arbor Vitae Street will be maintained via Bellanca Avenue.

Street Improvements

WSCC began working on street improvements on the west side of Crenshaw Boulevard between Brynhurst Avenue and 48th Street in preparation of future construction activities, including removal and replacement of curbs and gutters. As part of those activities some existing parking meters will be removed and one southbound lane will be closed.

Metro Bus service in construction areas may be detoured but Metro will post bus route changes on the regular bus stops. For Metro bus service updates call (323) GO-METRO from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line is a $2.058 billion light-rail line that run between the Green Line and the Expo Line. It will have eight new stations to serve the Crenshaw, Inglewood and LAX communities. For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project go to or join us on Facebook at and on Twitter at or call the project hotline (213) 922-2736.

2 replies

  1. What has the Crenshaw Line contractor been doing for over the past two years? They are just starting to lay rail? Henry Huntington must be laughing so hard he may pop out of his grave. Two years, Huntington would have had service for at least a year and a half already. Is the MTA operating in a time machine but instead of traveling into the future they have travel back in time previous to the time the GREAT PACIFIC ELECTRIC built the Long Beach line in six months.

    • Henry Huntington is not in a grave. You need to turn in your Amalgamated Transit Union card for an error like that.
      As has been pointed out repeatedly (and you know), he was building above ground, plain right-of-way. He was building in an era where there was no CEQA, no EPA, no Cal EPA, etc. He did not have to deal with as much existing infrastructure.