What's The Scoop? May 2020 Progress Newsletter

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Construction Progress

Dear Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project area neighbors,

Over the past month our contractor, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC), and all construction crew members have been working on the installation of elevators, installation of granite risers in stairways at various stations, placement of canopies and wiring for Ticket Vending Machines (TVM), permanent fencing, safety steel bollards, and permanent directional signage.

Earlier this month we hosted a virtual community meeting to provide updates on the project's timeline and major construction accomplishments to date. Click Here to see the recording. During the presentation, we showed one of Metro's latest videos noting that Metro remains in service for essential trips, Click Here to see the video

Expo/Crenshaw Station
Crews at the Expo/Crenshaw Station have been installing granite risers for the station stairways, installing local communications cable, and have been working on the mechanical and electrical features of the elevators. The contractor recently constructed a new curb and gutter at the plaza. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Station
Crews at the Martin Luther King Jr. Station have been working on the mechanical and electrical features of the elevators, installing local communications cable, and have started paving part of the plaza level flooring. 

Leimert Park Station
Crews at the Leimert Park Station have been installing granite risers for the station stairways, and have been working on the mechanical and electrical features of the elevators, and have started installing elevator glass at the platform and concourse levels. Additionally, crews have started reconstructing sidewalks along Crenshaw Bl near the station.

Hyde Park Station
Crews at the Hyde Park Station have been working on Ticket Vending Machines (TVM) installing canopy structures to house TVMs and installing the wiring system to provide power.

Fairview Heights Station
Crews at the Fairview Heights Station have now installed many of the permanent access and safety features of the station area. Crews have paved the park and ride, completed sidewalk paving, installed street lighting, safety steel bollards, Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) canopy structures, and are in the progress of installing permanent fencing.

Downtown Inglewood Station
Crews at the Downtown Inglewood Station have now installed safety steel bollards along Florence Ave, some of the train crossing features including the signaling systems, Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) canopy structures, and are in the progress of installing the wiring to power the TVMs.

Westchester/Veterans Station
Crews at the Westchester/Veterans Station have now installed Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) canopy structures, and are in the progress of installing the wiring to power the TVMs. The Overhead Catenary System (OCS) has been powered for train clearance testing that took place earlier this year. 

Aviation/Century Station
Crews at the Aviation/Century Station have now installed the consolidated Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) canopy structure, and are in the progress of installing the wiring to power the TVMs. they have installed safety steel bollards along the Century Bl facing side of the station, are working on elevator systems installation. This is the first of all eight stations to begin the permanent directional signage installation process. 

Street Restoration Work Completed
During late April our contractor closed a segment of Manchester Av for a full road restoration under our Manchester aerial crossing. 

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Building Giants - LA Megarail

Three of Metro’s transportation infrastructure projects under construction were featured on the Science Channel show “L.A. Mega Rail” on Wednesday, May 13thThe show was filmed and produced by the Windfall Filming Company from the United Kingdom as part of the series “Building Giants” and features Metro’s Regional Connector, Crenshaw/LAX and the Purple Line Extension projects. Staff assisted the film crew last summer over the course of several months documenting various aspects and key construction milestones of the three projects. The film crew also interviewed Metro’s executive staff and construction workers as part of the event.

For those of you that missed it, the Building Giants – LA Mega Rail episode can be watched directly on the Science Channel website, using your TV provider login (including Hulu!).

To celebrate the arrival of the tunnel boring machines that will be digging the path from Westwood to the VA Hospital, we invite you to draw your ideal community with the Purple Line Extension subway. Winners will receive prizes and countywide recognition. 
Submit your entry by July 30, 2020

If you were not able to join us at past Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project construction update community meetings and would like to view our presentation please visit our web page at metro.net/crenshaw and click on the meeting presentations on the right-hand side.
Past Meeting Presentations

Business Solution Center 
Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Business Solution Center (BSC) provides resources, programs, and support to the small businesses along the Crenshaw/LAX transit corridor. For more information on BSC services, please visit metrobsc.net/crenshaw.

Business Interruption Fund 
Metro's Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to qualifying small "mom and pop" businesses directly impacted by construction; learn more by visiting metro.net/bif. To apply, visit Metro's program administrator, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR)
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