The tunnel boring machine that is digging the second of the two rail tunnels under Crenshaw Boulevard arrived at the future Martin Luther King, Jr. Station last week. The first rail tunnel was completed last year and then Harriet was taken apart and reassembled to dig the second tunnel from north to south — starting at the future Expo/Crenshaw Station (which will be the transfer point to the Expo Line) and then making her way toward Leimert Park.
Next stop: Leimert Park Station and at that time, Harriet’s job will be done.
Click here to see a gallery of other recent photos of construction up and down the Crenshaw/LAX corridor. There’s a lot of progress. The project is projected to open in late 2019 and is funded primarily by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008.
Here’s a map of the project for those who are unfamiliar: