Over the past couple of months, our crews have been making significant progress throughout the alignment. Since our last newsletter, much of the work has been focused on the restoration of Crenshaw Bl, civil and landscaping work at stations, and electrical systems activities. In this newsletter, we highlight progress at some of our most advanced stations as well as the street segments undergoing road restoration.
The Leimert Park Station is one of the most advanced of all eight new stations. The station plaza has been paved, landscaping has been installed, steel bollards are in place for the protection of riders, lighting has been installed and powered. Other stations now have LED message boards and LCD screens installed at all platforms, along with directional signage and station pylons. Enjoy the following progress photos and join us on November 5th, 2020.
Our team will present a virtual construction community meeting providing the latest updates and major achievements to date. We will also have a speaker from Metro Micro, Metro’s new on-demand rideshare service. In addition to our construction update, we will hear from our business support programs. Our Eat Shop Play program as well as our Business Solution Center (BSC) and Business Interruption Fund (BIF).
Leimert Park Station
Leimert Park Station plaza between August 2020 and October 2020
Landscaping and lighting between August 2020 and October 2020.
Hyde Park Station
October 2020 road restoration at Crenshaw Bl and Slauson Av, immediately north of the station.
Station platform June 2020 and October 2020. Permanent fencing has been installed, platform paving has been completed, and message boards have been installed.
The Hyde Park Station will have two entrances with two ticketing canopies, one on the north and one on the south end, both how have LCD screens and CCTV cameras installed.
Crenshaw Bl in Hyde Park
Road restoration took place in early September 2020. Crenshaw Bl was fully repaved and striped between 60th St and 67th St including all intersections.
Fairview Heights Station
Station landscaping between September 2020 and October 2020.
Station pedestrian crossing paved between September 2020 and October 2020.
Station stairway handrail installations in progress, October 2020.
Downtown Inglewood Station
Station platform progress between September 2020 and October 2020. Permanent fencing has been installed, LED message boards and LCD screens are being installed.
The station stairway and ramp handrails have been installed. Images show conditions between July 2020 and October 2020.
The Downtown Inglewood Station will have various bus bays. Roadway has been paved, safety bollards and landscaping has been installed.
Crews at the Aviation/Century Station has started powering up escalators, installed message boards and screens, and have installed the station name pylons. The station is prepped for concrete pouring to place the slabs for the station flooring.
New Public Safety Advisory Committee
Please consider applying to join our new Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) and share this opportunity with others. Applications are open October 19-November 13, 2020. Below is some basic background on the PSAC. Click here for more information including links to apply to join this Committee.
What is the PSAC?
Following the George Floyd protests earlier this year, the Metro Board is seeking recommendations on how to reform the agency’s policing practices. The PSAC will be part of this effort working in partnership with community leaders to re-envision transit safety and community-based approaches to policing.
“Talking Drums” artwork has been installed at the future Leimert Park Station. Brightly colored glass art walls now surround the pavilion glass entryway of the future Leimert Park Station, which is currently under construction.
As part of the orders specific to the COVID-19 response and compliance with social distancing requirements limiting the number of people that can gather, LA Metro programs and projects will not hold in-person community meetings and instead hold virtual community meetings until further notice.
Protect each other from COVID-19: • Wear a face covering while riding Metro
• Maintain 6 feet distance from others whenever possible
• Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face
• Stay home if you don’t need to go out
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.