Segment of Crenshaw Boulevard to close for nine days beginning Friday night

Here is the news release from Metro:
Segment of Crenshaw Boulevard to Close Nine Consecutive Days to Replace Old Sewer Line Under Exposition Boulevard for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

Crenshaw Boulevard, between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street, will be closed to traffic for approximately nine consecutive days beginning Friday, April 10 at 9 p.m. to replace a 66-inch sewer line as part of construction activities for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

The old 66 inch sewer line adjacent to the Metro Expo Line Crenshaw station will be replaced as requested by the City of Los Angeles. The new sewer line will better serve the community around this intersection.

The closure area will include Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard. There will be detour route signs for vehicle traffic. Access to businesses along Crenshaw Boulevard will be maintained. Pedestrian access will be rerouted in the immediate closure area. Expo Line trains will run regular schedules and access to both station platforms will be kept open.

Metro is offering business mitigation assistance during the construction period including the Business Solution Center (BSC). To get more information visit www.metrobsc.net/crenshaw.

For financial assistance, Metro has implemented the Business Interruption Fund (BIF) to provide financial assistance to qualifying small businesses directly impacted by construction. To learn more visit Metro’s program administrator Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation at //bit.ly/1GQBQOw

Metro also has developed a program to promote businesses program Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw. Visit the website for complete information at: //www.metro.net/interactives/html/eatshopplay/

Metro Bus service in these construction areas may be detoured, but Metro will post in advance posters with bus route information. For Metro Bus service call (323) GO-METRO from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and8 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 will connect the Green Line and the Expo Line. It will have eight new stations to serve the Crenshaw, Inglewood and LAX communities. It is expected to open in 2019.

For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project go to metro.net/Crenshaw or join us on Facebook at //www.facebook.com/CrenshawRail and on Twitter at //twitter.com/crenshawrail or call the project hotline (213) 922-2736.