Excavation and decking begins for Crenshaw/Vernon underground station

Pile installation at Crenshaw and Vernon. Photo: Metro.

Pile installation at Crenshaw and Vernon. Photo: Metro.

The news release from Metro:

Crenshaw/Vernon, the third and last of the underground stations for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, will begin excavation and decking work May 31. The work will close Crenshaw Boulevard, between Vernon Avenue and 43rd Street/Homeland Drive, for 14 consecutive days.

Eastbound and westbound traffic on 43rd Street/Homeland Drive will remain open. Southbound traffic on Crenshaw Boulevard at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be restricted. Northbound traffic from Stocker Street, 43rd Street/Homeland Drive will be allowed. From Vernon, motorists can only go southbound on Crenshaw.

Southbound detour

If traveling south on Crenshaw Boulevard turn left at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, right at Western Avenue, right at Vernon Avenue and left at Crenshaw Boulevard.

Northbound detour

If traveling north on Crenshaw Boulevard turn right at Vernon Avenue, turn left at Western Avenue, left at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and right at Crenshaw Boulevard.

Plan ahead and avoid delays

Businesses will be open during construction. If planning to travel around this area, plan ahead as it is a major thoroughfare to West Angeles Church and the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza as well as many other establishments along this corridor. Traffic control measures and detour signs will be implemented throughout the closure.

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 https://www.facebook.com/CrenshawRail and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/crenshawrail or call the project hotline (213) 922-2736.

2 replies

  1. Awesome! I love seeing metros subway and aerial stations being built. They are the only parts of the system guaranteed to not interact with traffic.