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 Boulevard.

Preparing for decking operations

Beginning tonight, Monday, Dec. 19, Metro will be working for the next eight weeks on decking preparation at the intersection of Hyde Park and Crenshaw boulevards. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday to Friday.

What to expect:

  • Access to emergency vehicles will be maintained.
  • Eastbound and westbound vehicular access on Hyde Park Boulevard at Crenshaw Boulevard will be restricted.
  • Northbound and southbound access through Crenshaw Boulevard will be maintained.
  • At least one traffic lane on each direction will be maintained on Crenshaw Boulevard during working hours.

Storm drain installation 

The storm drain installation will take place on the northwest corner of 57th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard beginning Wednesday, Dec. 21, and is expected to be completed by the weekend of Jan. 21.

Metro is completely rebuilding the curb, gutter and sidewalk in the area. Once complete, the streetscape will include new median landscaping, sidewalk trees, streetlights, traffic signals and a repaved roadway.

Work has been scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and will continue Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. On weekends, the work will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

What to Expect

Half of the frontage road closest to 57th Street will be closed for the length of this activity. Ingress and egress will be maintained.

  • Westbound traffic will need to make a left or right turn at Crenshaw Boulevard.
  • Northbound and southbound access on Crenshaw Boulevard will be maintained.
  • Turns onto west 57th Street will be restricted for both northbound and southbound traffic on Crenshaw Boulevard.
  • Access to emergency responders will be maintained

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