We continue our series “Get to Know Your Stations,” which is highlighting the construction progress of the eight new Crenshaw/LAX Line stations. This week we bring you the Fairview Heights and Downtown Inglewood Stations!
The future Fairview Heights Station located at West Bl and Redondo Bl and will be the fifth station along the alignment as the train moves southbound. It is the first station within the city of Inglewood and the only station that will have a park and ride. The construction of the line required the removal of the Redondo Bl and Florence Av road connection adjacent to the station. To ease traffic circulation a new road connection has been constructed between High St and Florence Av. This station will be the starting point of theActive Transportation Rail to River Corridor Project– the creation of a multi-purpose pedestrian and bicycle transportation corridor spanning approximately 10 miles – connecting Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Line, Silver Line, and Blue Line to the Los Angeles River Bike Path.
The future Downtown Inglewood Station located just east of La Brea Av and Florence Av and will be the sixth station along the alignment as the train moves southbound. This is the second of two stations within the city of Inglewood. The Downtown Inglewood station lives up to its name by connecting the region to Inglewood’s civic center and business corridor. The station will allow riders to connect to Inglewood Library, Inglewood City Hall, and the historic Inglewood Market Street. This station will be the closest to Inglewood’s newest entertainment district which includes The Forum, SoFi Stadium under construction for the LA Rams and LA Chargers, as well as the Hollywood Park Casino.
Both stations are reaching final stages of construction of most features. Station platforms are in final stages of concrete floor finishing, having placed the last layer. Electrical systems and communications systems are also nearing completion. Stations will include Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) a self-contained surveillance system, Public Address (PA) Systems for announcements, and LED/LCD signage. The Fairview Heights Station park and ride is in the works with finalized utility work and road leveling in preparation for concrete pouring and asphalt placement. The Downtown Inglewood Station is in the final installation process of a ticketing area canopy adjacent to the station platform.
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is one of twelve transit projects funded by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. The project began construction in 2014 and anticipates completion in 2020.
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.