Fresh pics: recent Crenshaw/LAX Line construction
Work on aerial structure near Aviation Blvd. and 111th street.
Concrete curing for the tunnel walkways on the northern section of the project under Crenshaw Boulevard.
Pouring of concrete for the bridge over the 405.
Deck construction begins to take form on the bridge over La Brea Avenue.
Installation of flooring rebar for underground segment near 60th Street.
Grinding of welded rail for placement near Century Blvd. and Aviation Blvd.
Installation of rebar at the location of the future Hyde Park station.
Rail assembly near Century and Aviation.
Rail placement continues along the alignment.
Rail welding taking place on at-grade section adjacent to Florence Avenue.
Reinforcement installations for the foundation of elevators at Century and Aviation boulevards.
Surface finishing of the bridge structure over La Brea Avenue.
Concrete placement for the multi-purpose emergency walkway on aerial structure near the junction with the Green Line.
Above are some photos taken over the last several weeks of work on the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the 8.5-mile light rail line with eight new stations that will run between the Expo Line and the Green Line. Metro is planning to open the project in the fall of 2019.
A later project will add a station at Aviation and 96th Street that will serve as the transfer point to the future LAX people mover that will have three stations serving airport passenger terminals. That station — also known as the Airport Metro Connector — will serve trains on the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the Green Line and many Metro and other muni buses.
The $2.058-billion project is funded mostly by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by L.A. County voters in 2008.
Here is map of the Crenshaw/LAX Line: