Fresh pics: construction work on Crenshaw/LAX Line, May 2017
Surface finish work on the structure that will carry Crenshaw/LAX tracks to a junction with the Green Line.
Work on the structure that will carry trains to the junction with the Crenshaw/LAX Line.
The approach to the junction with the Green Line.
Cutting soldier piles to their final abandonment elevations
Barrier wall construction underway above the open u-walls on section of track next to LAX runways.
Formwork installation for the northern approach slabs on the section of tracks next to the LAX south runways.
View looking north from the Aviation/Century bridge.
Finish work to remove surface irregularities following plinth form removals on Aviation/Century Bridge.
Sub-ballast on the section of track where the future 96th Street will be built — this is where riders will transfer to the LAX people mover serving terminals.
Platform footing on the Westchester Station.
Concrete placement on the 405 bridge.
Good view of the bridge that will carry the tracks over the 405.
Setting ties at Cedar Grade Crossing.
Setting panels at the Cedar Grade crossing.
Work at the Cedar Grade crossing.
Track work between High Street and Centinela. Photo by Metro.
Installation of invert rebar north of 63rd St.
Removing formwork at the Hyde Park Station.
Installation of ballast wall formwork at 48th Street.
Placement of a ballast wall near 48th Street.
Installation of rebar at the southbound tunnel entrance.
Installation of the formwork for the concourse deck section at Leimert Park Station.
Placement of protection slab in Martin Luther King, Jr. Station.
Installing rebar in the northbound tunnel under Crenshaw Boulevard.
And work in the southbound tunnel under Crenshaw Boulevard.
Excavation of a cross passage between the twin tunnels under Crenshaw Blvd.
The above pics were taken over the last few weeks as the Crenshaw/LAX Line continues to take shape. The photos run from south to north on the 8.5-mile route that will include eight stations. A ninth station will be added later at 96th Street where riders from the Crenshaw/LAX Line and Green Line can transfer to the LAX people mover that will serve the airport terminals.
The project is forecast to open in fall 2019 and is funded largely by the Measure R sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2008. A ninth station will be added later at 96th Street where riders from the Crenshaw/LAX Line and Green Line can transfer to the LAX people mover that will serve the airport terminals.
Here’s the project home page and more pics from May are in this Flickr album. Below is a map of the project: