Metro is holding four community meetings in March to discuss alternatives to extend the Crenshaw/LAX Line north with transfers and connections to the Metro Expo, Purple and Red Lines as well as numerous heavily traveled bus lines. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the planning of this key transit project.
The Crenshaw/LAX Line is currently under construction and runs between the Metro Green Line and the Expo Line’s station at Crenshaw and Exposition boulevards. With a scheduled opening in 2020, the first phase of the Crenshaw/LAX Line will provide light rail service to the Crenshaw Corridor, Inglewood and LAX communities.
The Crenshaw Northern Extension is a Measure M-funded project that will continue the line north of Exposition Boulevard and the Expo Line, with the extension serving portions of the cities of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. A feasibility study for the project was released last summer and there are five potential alignments under review (see map above). Metro will be conducting this screening study through fall 2019. Information from this study will be used to help determine which alignment options will be studied further in a formal environmental review process anticipated to begin in early 2020.
The Crenshaw Northern Extension project — when combined with existing and future Metro projects — will ultimately provide a rail connection between the South Bay, LAX area, South Los Angeles, Inglewood, Crenshaw corridor, Mid-City, Central Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Hollywood communities.
Measure M allocates $2.24 billion to the project, with a groundbreaking date of 2041 and project completion date of 2047. Metro is conducting this study now as there are efforts underway to identify funding to accelerate this schedule. This project is one of many funded by Measure M, the sales tax ballot measure approved by 71 percent of L.A. County voters in 2016.
The information at all four community meetings will be identical.
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 West Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. Accessible via: Metro bus lines 30, 217, 28, 728 and 780. Limited parking in a lot and the street is available.
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Virginia Road Elementary School, 2925 Virginia Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016. Accessible via: DASH, Metro bus lines 38, 210, 710 and 740. Parking in a lot and street is available.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. United Teachers Los Angeles, 3303 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010. Accessible via: Metro Red/Purple and DASH, Metro bus lines 18, 20, 51, 52, 201, 204, 720 and 754. Limited street and parking lot available
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069. Accessible via: DASH, West Hollywood Cityline and Metro bus lines 4, 10, 16, 30, 105 and 704. Limited street and parking lot available.
All Metro meetings are held at ADA accessible facilities. Spanish translation will be provided for all meetings. Korean translation will be provided for the March 26 meeting at United Teachers Los Angeles. Russian translation will be provided for the March 28 meeting at the West Hollywood Library. Other ADA accommodations and translations will be available by calling (323) 466-3876 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.
For more information contact the project at (213) 418-3093 or visit email@example.com or metro.net/crenshawnorth.