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Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Moves Forward Part 2
By Sentinel News Service
Published November 18, 2015

Southern segment

Guideway segment B-1 City of Inglewood

WSCC continues with rough grading of the at-grade rail track segment along Florence Boulevard between Cedar Avenue and Brynhurst Avenue. The overhead catenary system (OCS) foundations are being installed and fiber optic line is being relocated to allow installation of guideway track and also the pedestrian underpass.

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WSCC will continue installing storm drainage in the City of Inglewood at Market Street, Hindry and later at Hyde Park. Work is expected to conclude by the end of 2015.

La Brea Bridge:

The contractor continues building retaining wall structures by backfilling and installing pre manufactured panels and compacting with embankment materials. Bridge and falsework installation continues during November and installation of the superstructure is expected to begin in late December 2015.

Downtown Inglewood Station:

Work for the station has not yet begun, however WSCC is in the process of building guideway walls and bridges with construction of the station scheduled for next year. Concrete crushing operation east of La Brea Avenue will begin in two weeks and should be complete within two weeks.

I-405 Bridge:

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All steel piles for construction of the bridge over the I-405 freeway are completed. Contractor will be building footings and columns by the end of the year. The bridge structure will span more than 300 feet and will commence early next year.

Manchester Bridge:

Steel piles for the support of the bridge over Manchester Boulevard have been completed and the contractor will continue to form abutment walls and columns during the next two months.

Southwest Yard:

WSCC continues screening of material (soil) for several of the mechanized stabilized embankments along the alignment.

Century Bridge, Aviation/Century aerial station:

Work to build the falsework and framework for the bridge superstructure at Aviation/Century aerial station continues. Concrete pouring is expected to take place by the end of the year.

UG1 (104th Street to 111th Street)

The support of excavation work along the underground guideway structure between 111th and 104th streets is completed. Contractor continues with installation of walers, struts and lagging within excavation area.

11th Street Bridge:

As the pictures shows the abutments are being constructed for the support of the bridge over the structure on 111th Street.

Green Line:

The construction process for the Green Line bridge to connect existing tracks to the new Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line continues. All steel piles and foundations have been completed, and the contractor is in the process of installing falsework for the entire bridge spanning Imperial Highway. Full lane closures are expected on Imperial Highway and Aviation Boulevard with the first taking place on November 16 for the eastbound lanes for 2-weeks, except during the Thanksgiving weekend, and the second full street closure on December 12 the west-bound side also for a 2-week period. Metro Construction Relations will provide in advance the exact date of the closures to the community as they done in the past.

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.

newsroom@lasentinel.net

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