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Metro Reconfigures Traffic on Crenshaw Boulevard for Underground Station Construction this weekend.

Starting tonight Crenshaw Blvd. will be closed between Martin Luther King Jr. and Stocker Street from 10 p.m. Friday,  Saturday May 2 through 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, as work begins on the Crenshaw/MLK underground station.
On Friday, May 16, a second full street closure will take place on Crenshaw Blvd. between Exposition Boulevard and Rodeo Place.

Full Street Closure:
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed.
Major construction will begins at the end of this week on Friday, May 2 on the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.
Work is anticipated to last for 15 hours and will be done in two phases.

 

Demolition of a building to make way for work on the underground station at Crenshaw and Exposition boulevards. Photo by Juan Ocampo, Metro's The Source.

Demolition of a building to make way for work on the underground station at Crenshaw and Exposition boulevards. Photo by Juan Ocampo, Metro’s The Source.

Phase 1
Friday night from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Southbound Detour:

Phase one will be from 10 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday diverting traffic between Jefferson Boulevard to Vernon Avenue.
Motorists traveling southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard will be detoured left on Jefferson, right at Arlington, right at Vernon, left and back on Crenshaw.

Phase 2
Saturday from 2 a.m. until 1 p.m Saturday afternoon.
Northbound Detour:
Phase two will begin at 2 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. diverting traffic between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Stocker Street.
Motorists traveling northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard will be detoured left on Stocker Street, right on Santa Rosalia Drive, right on Marlton Avenue, left on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and left on Crenshaw Boulevard.

After the full street closure on Saturday traffic will resume with two lanes in each direction.

Bus Stop Info:
The bus stop located on the eastside of Crenshaw Boulevard will be temporarily relocated to the southeast corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Stocker Street.

There will be limited access to businesses during the night time activity, however, pedestrian access will be maintained as well as access to emergency vehicles.

Metro tells us more…
The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project is a light-rail line that will connect the Expo and Green Lines. The $2.058 billion Measure R transit project will serve the Crenshaw Corridor, Inglewood, Westchester and the LAX area with eight new stations, a maintenance facility, park-ride lots, traction power substations and the acquisition of rail vehicles and maintenance equipment.

Following the closure WSCC will begin these construction activities: utility relocation, pile installation, street decking and excavation.

Construction of the underground stations is anticipated to last four years. However, the construction work will be done underground. Traffic lanes will be reconfigured but traffic will be maintained during the four years of construction.

For the latest updates visit our website at www.metro.net/crenshaw or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/CrenshawRail and Facebook at www.facebook.com/CrenshawRail.

  • Tom Eggebeen

    Exciting to follow the work …

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