Reminder: Crenshaw Boulevard closures begin tonight for construction of light rail line — here's the detour map


This it, folks: Major construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line begins tonight. That means there will be street closures along Crenshaw Boulevard, as shown in the above map, in order to accommodate the work.

Please see this earlier Source post for more information about upcoming construction activities and bus stop relocations along Crenshaw Boulevard.

Below is a nice piece on construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line done by the Los Angeles County Channel. There are some nice visuals for those who aren’t familiar with the Crenshaw Corridor.

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Click here to visit the project website and here is the transcript from the web chat hosted by Metro on reddit earlier this week.

The Crenshaw/LAX Line is one of three Metro Rail projects currently under construction, joining the second phase of the Expo Line and the Gold Line Foothill Extension. The Regional Connector is ramping up toward major construction and the Metro Board is expected to select a contractor to build the Purple Line Extension project this summer. All five projects are funded in part by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by 68 percent of Los Angeles County voters in 2008. In addition, Metro has begun receiving the first of 550 new state-of-the-art buses and is spending $1.2 billion to overhaul the Metro Blue Line, including the purchase of new light rail vehicles.

3 replies

  1. The Sat. southbound detour is incorrect. It stat’s from Arlington, left Vernon, left Crenshaw. If one makes a left turn on to Vernon they will be going the wrong way. Hope that detour didn’t come from someone in transportation.

  2. Does this mean Expo Line’s operation is going to be shut down until Crenshaw Line’s project is finished?