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Crenshaw Boulevard Construction to Begin this Weekend
By Sentinel News Service
Published May 1, 2014

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will host a live chat on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to discuss upcoming construction on the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

Construction on the long anticipated rail line is set to begin at 10 p.m., Friday, May 2, through Saturday, May 3, on Crenshaw Boulevard between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Stocker Street. These streets will be closed to implement traffic rerouting, traffic re-striping and the placement of concrete barriers to separate the work area from the road.

Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be open on Crenshaw Boulevard between MLK Boulevard and Stocker Street, during the majority of construction. For the first two months, left turn lanes on Crenshaw Boulevard between MLK Boulevard and Stocker Street will be prohibited. These left turn lanes will be restored after two months. 

An additional street closure is scheduled for Friday, May 16, on Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Rodeo Place.

The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is a $2.058 billion light rail that will connect Metro’s Expo and Green Lines with eight new stations. When the Crenshaw/LAX line opens to the public in 2019, passengers and customers will be able to travel to work, medical care, entertainment, shopping, school and other activities all over the entire Los Angeles region. It also will help revitalize the local and regional economy.

For the live chat visit:

To post live questions during the chat or e-mail advance questions, go to Those who don’t have computer access but wish to send their questions in advance should contact the project hot line at (213) 922-2736 and leave a message or if they want to participate during the live chat from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. call (213) 922-4601.

Categories: Crenshaw & Around

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