Expo Line Construction Notice: Full closures of Barrington Avenue between Olympic and Tennessee

Two full weekend closures will be required in order to complete track work and roadway improvements on Barrington Avenue for the Expo Line project. Here’s the construction notice from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the independent agency building the six-mile project between Culver City and downtown Santa Monica.

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Metro begins excavation of three underground stations for Crenshaw/LAX Line

Drilling near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard & Exposition Boulevard. Photo by Metro.

Drilling near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard & Exposition Boulevard. Photo by Metro.

The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX light rail project currently under construction will have three underground stations: Crenshaw/Exposition, Crenshaw/MLK and Crenshaw/Vernon. Excavation and decking for the stations is set to begin in November.

Construction of the three stations and the 1.9-mile twin tunnels will take four years of intense and complex labor. In November 2014, Metro’s contractor Walsh Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) will begin to excavate the first underground station at Crenshaw/Exposition.

Work is expected to begin the first week of November and will continue until Nov. 24. The contractor will not work during the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume work on Dec. 1 through Dec. 14. If it is necessary, the contractor may continue with more work in January, 2015.

For now, Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Rodeo Place is experiencing closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to finish the storm drain, protect utilities, and to place steel piles in order to finish the underground perimeter wall before major excavation begins.

There will, however, be a full 14-day closure in order for the four perimeter walls to be constructed. This closure will be on Rodeo Road at the intersection with Crenshaw Boulevard. The closure will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, and run through Friday, Nov. 7. It will take approximately two weeks to complete the perimeter walls in this segment.  Work will be conducted around-the-clock. This will then be followed by major excavation.

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The work for this underground station is taking place on the west side of Crenshaw Boulevard between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Stocker Street, where the contractor continues prep work before cutting mix soil and steel piling process begins.

Crenshaw/Vernon

Traffic reconfiguration and setting up K-rail has taken place already and piling installation is expected to soon begin.

Construction Notice: Overland Avenue weekend closures between National and Pico Boulevards

 

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Here’s the construction notice from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the six-mile project that will extend tracks from Culver City to downtown Santa Monica with seven new stations. Full weekend closures of Overland Avenue will be taking place for roadway improvements as part of the Expo Line project.

The project is funded mostly by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. It is currently forecast to open in early 2016.

Crenshaw/LAX Line: Two week full street closure on Rodeo Road rescheduled for Oct. 24

The news release from Metro:

Metro’s contractor Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) has rescheduled the Rodeo Road two week closure to Friday, Oct. 24.

The full street closure is needed to complete the underground perimeter wall with steel piles for the Crenshaw/Expo station box. The work schedule and the detours remains the same.

Originally rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 3, the two-week full street closure of Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard will precede excavation of the underground station. Nightly closures are taking place in this location from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day as crews continue to work on storm drains and utilities in the area.

This location is of vital importance for the project since this is where the tunnel boring machines will be lowered to begin digging the southbound tunnel through Crenshaw/MLK station and finalize the Crenshaw/Vernon station. The lowering of the tunnel boring machine is expected to take place next year.

Two full street closures this weekend on Crenshaw Boulevard for construction of Crenshaw/LAX Line

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Here’s the news release from Metro:

Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) today postponed one of three street closures scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 12-13 on Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

Traffic reconfiguration on the future underground Crenshaw/Vernon station between Stocker Street and Vernon Avenue has been postponed until further notice. Two other closures will take place:

Crenshaw/Expo Station:

One of the two closures that will take place this weekend is on Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 until 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Also closures will continue the weekends of Sept. 19-22 and Oct. 24-27 with the same work-hours.

Work will consist of building south and north underground walls and install steel pile beams across the street at Crenshaw Boulevard and Rodeo Place and also on Crenshaw Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard.

Crenshaw/MLK Station:

Work on the future underground Crenshaw/MLK light rail station between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Stocker Street will be done by the Department of Water & Power to relocate water lines from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

Upcoming construction closure: 26th Street south of Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica

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Above is the good word from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the six-mile project that will extend tracks from Culver City to downtown Santa Monica with seven new stations.

The project is funded mostly by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. It is currently forecast to open in early 2016.

Upcoming street closures on Crenshaw Boulevard for Crenshaw/LAX Line construction

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There will be full street closures at three different Crenshaw Boulevard locations taking place this weekend. The closures are required for support-pile installation on Crenshaw/LAX Line underground stations.

The closures are as follows:

  • Crenshaw/Vernon Station: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Full street closure of Crenshaw Boulevard between Stocker Street and Vernon Avenue to implement new traffic reconfiguration and begin pile installation on west side of Crenshaw Blvd.
  • Crenshaw/MLK Station: 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Full street closure on Crenshaw Blvd. between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Stocker St. to relocate work zone from the east side to west side of Crenshaw Blvd.
  • Crenshaw/Expo Station: 9 p.m. Friday. Sept. 12 to 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15.* Full street closure of Crenshaw Blvd. between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street to complete pile installation and begin excavation of underground station.

*Crenshaw/Expo Station construction will also require closures 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 until 6 a.m. Monday, Sept, 22, and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, until 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

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