Major construction of Crenshaw/LAX rail line begins

Major construction began Friday, May 2, 2014 on Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project starting with work on the underground stations on Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards with a full street closure to implement a new traffic configuration.

The Crenshaw/LAX Line is one of three Metro Rail projects currently under construction, joining the second phase of the Expo Line and the Gold Line Foothill Extension. The Regional Connector is ramping up toward major construction and the Metro Board is expected to select a contractor to build the Purple Line Extension project this summer. All five projects are funded in part by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by 68 percent of Los Angeles County voters in 2008. In addition, Metro has begun receiving the first of 550 new state-of-the-art buses and is spending $1.2 billion to overhaul the Metro Blue Line, including the purchase of new light rail vehicles.

For more information on the Crenshaw Line, view the video below from the LA County Channel: