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Join us for the grand opening of the K Line this weekend!

After many years of waiting, the first segment of the K Line is opening to the public at noon on Friday, October 7.  

The entire Metro bus, rail and bike system will be free from Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9, to celebrate our newly expanded transit network and show everyone the many places that are easy-to-reach via Metro.  

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on October 6, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

High school students: celebrate the communities along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project with your artwork

Attention all high school students! Create an artwork celebrating the unique character of your neighborhood and its connection to the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, and it may be used to inspire the design of commemorative pins!

Metro is producing eight commemorative pins to represent each of the new Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on April 19, 2021 at 9:48am — No Comments

Upcoming nighttime I-405 lane closures for Crenshaw/LAX Line construction to start July 31

Fifteen nights of full and partial closures on the I-405 freeway will begin Monday, July 31, to accommodate construction of a bridge for the Crenshaw/LAX Line light rail project. The work is being done by Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors, the contractor building the project for Metro.

The lane closures are needed for the safe removal of the wood framing used to…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on July 24, 2017 at 11:03am — No Comments

Two week night-time closures of Century Boulevard at Aviation to start April 3

There will be nightly directional closures on Century Boulevard between Aviation Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue starting April 3. The closures will last two weeks. During the closures, work crews will remove the framework used to help construct the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project’s Aviation/Century Station.

The closures will be implemented in one direction…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on April 3, 2017 at 11:49am — No Comments

Two week night-time closures of Century Boulevard at Aviation to start April 3

There will be nightly directional closures on Century Boulevard between Aviation Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue starting April 3. The closures will last two weeks. During the closures, work crews will remove the framework used to help construct the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project’s Aviation/Century Station.

The closures will be implemented in one direction…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on April 3, 2017 at 11:48am — No Comments

Bus Service will Replace Train Service on Parts of Expo Line This Weekend

Train service will be replaced by bus shuttles on the Expo Line the weekend of February 24, 25 and 26 so that maintenance and repair work can be performed on overhead wires, train tracks and communications equipment, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced. • From 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 26, express and local bus shuttles will replace train service between Expo/Sepulveda Station and Downtown Santa Monica Station. Trains and buses…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on February 21, 2017 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Metro Increases Construction Activities at Park Mesa Heights for the Crenshaw/LAX Line

As part of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Metro contractor Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) continues working in the Mesa Park Heights area to install a storm drain and prepare for decking at the intersection of Hyde Park Boulevard and Crenshaw…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on December 20, 2016 at 9:28am — No Comments

Upcoming 2017 BIF program workshops

Learn about Metro’s Business Interruption Fund (BIF) Pilot Program at a series of upcoming workshops. Staff from Metro and Pacific…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on December 19, 2016 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Nighttime Civil Work Continues at Park Mesa Heights for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

Nighttime Civil Work Continues at Park Mesa Heights for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

 

As part of the ongoing construction on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Metro’s contractor Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) has closed the northbound frontage road on Crenshaw Boulevard between 48th and 50th streets to vehicle traffic and on-street parking from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the days listed below. The closure is expected to be completed by…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on December 8, 2016 at 9:24am — No Comments

Nightly Full Street Closure at La Cienega Boulevard for work on new rail bridge

Full street closures of La Cienega Boulevard between Florence Avenue and 83rd Street began this week to accommodate the building of the falsework (framing) for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project rail bridge that will cross the I-405 freeway.

Work has been scheduled nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday for the next…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on October 26, 2016 at 7:58am — No Comments

Metro's BIF Program Informational Workshops

Added by Jose Ubaldo on October 25, 2016 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Fresh pics: Crenshaw/LAX Line construction roundup for September

Northern Segment

“Harriet” has reached Martin Luther King Jr. Station Box

Harriet, the tunnel boring machine (TBM), arrived at the Martin Luther King Jr. station site on Aug. 22. Since then, the…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on September 7, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

Night street closures along Crenshaw/LAX Line alignment

Metro construction activities for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project requires a traffic reconfiguration on Crenshaw Boulevard in Hyde Park and a eastbound traffic closure on Imperial Highway on Friday, August 12, and Tuesday, August 16.



In Hyde Park: Work for the traffic reconfiguration on Crenshaw Boulevard between 60th and 67th streets will take place from 9 p.m. Friday, August 12,…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on August 11, 2016 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Civil Work Improvements on Crenshaw Boulevard between 52nd and 54th streets

             As part of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Metro is completely rebuilding the curb, gutter and sidewalk on Crenshaw Boulevard between 52nd and 54th streets beginning Monday, June 27, with work through Monday, July 18.

          Work has been scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday for the next three weeks.

          Once complete, the streetscape will include new median landscaping, trees,…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on June 28, 2016 at 6:38am — No Comments

Crenshaw/LAX update: what’s happening beneath Crenshaw Boulevard?

Harriet's cutterhead. Photos by Joseph Lemon / Metro.

The "thrust rack" that will assist Harriet with her initial burrow into the soil.

The "thrust rack" that will assist Harriet with her initial burrow into the soil.The back end of the trailing gear.

The back end of the trailing gear.

The launch of the Crenshaw/LAX Line’s tunnel boring machine (TBM) Harriet is now weeks away. The first pieces of the massive tunneling machine were lowered into the excavation site at Expo/Crenshaw in late February.

Since then, work crews have been busy piecing together the machine’s trailing gear as well as…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on April 1, 2016 at 11:40am — No Comments

Crenshaw/LAX project reconfiguration of Victoria Avenue begins today Friday, March 18

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will close Victoria Avenue to traffic between 67th Street and 71st Street beginning Friday, March 18, for the upcoming “cut & cover” operation necessary to support construction for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

Upon completion of the work, Victoria Ave. north of the right-of-way will become a cul-de-sac and south of the railroad tracks will lead to a new city street that runs parallel to the new Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line.

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on March 18, 2016 at 7:21am — No Comments

Photos: Crenshaw/LAX Line construction March update

Work on the right-of-way that will run adjacent to Florence Avenue, at right.

Work on the bridge that will carry trains over the 405 freeway.

Placement of an "inverted slab" at the Expo Crenshaw underground station.

Here is the latest rundown of construction activities along the 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line corridor. The contractor building the project is Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors, also known as WSCC.

There’s a lot going on as the project nears the halfway completion mark. The rail line will run between Exposition Boulevard — where riders can transfer to the Expo Line — to a junction with the Green…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on March 2, 2016 at 9:03am — No Comments

Expo Phase 2 opens Friday, May 20, 17 things to know

The long wait for the Expo Line extension to Santa Monica is almost over. Metro CEO Phil Washington announced on Thursday that the 6.6-mile second phase of the Expo Line between Culver City and Santa Monica will officially open May 20.

17 things to know: 

•This is the first rail transit to the far Westside since…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on February 26, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Crenshaw/LAX Line’s tunnel boring machine is named ‘Harriet’

And the Crenshaw/LAX Line’s tunnel boring machine’s name is….Harriet, as in Harriet Tubman, the former slave and key player in the so-called underground railroad that helped slaves escape the south for the north. The name was revealed at a news event this morning at the the sits where the TBM will eventually be lowered into the ground on the southeast corner of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards.

The TBM will be used to…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on February 5, 2016 at 7:47am — No Comments

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