As we near the end of another year our team would like to thank you for your patience. Everyone from our construction crewmembers to our project management is working diligently to deliver our community a safe and efficient new rail line to connect Crenshaw, Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Westchester, Inglewood, and the LAX area to the rest of our rail system.
In late November and early December, our crew comprised of Metro’s contractor Walsh-Shea and Metro Rail Operations performed train testing along Crenshaw Bl for the very first time. The latest train testing took place along the Crenshaw Bl underground segment between 67th and Slauson Av, and along the at-grade segment between Slauson Av and 48th St. This latest testing operation is monumental for the Crenshaw corridor, for LA Metro, and for the region. This is the first time that a train has operated along Crenshaw Bl since the streetcars service ended in the mid-1950s.
In addition to the success in train testing throughout this year, our crews also performed various civil work improvements of sidewalks, installations of street lighting and traffic lights, and roadway restorations. Earlier this year crews fully repaved Crenshaw Bl between 67th St and 60th St. Later this year crews performed restorations and repaved all intersections along Crenshaw Bl between 60th St and 48th St.
Train testing has begun and will continue to progress until opening. Much is left to be done and we are excited to continue the work next year. The remaining activities include station completions and critical systems integration such as train control signals, station ventilation, and electricity delivery to trains and stations. Our team will continue providing you the latest progress through our newsletters and virtual community meetings. Save the date for our community meeting Thursday, January 28, 2021, links to come.
Train Testing on Crenshaw Bl at 54th Street
Train Testing on Crenshaw Bl at 57th Street
Train Testing on Crenshaw Bl at Slauson Avenue
Train Testing on Crenshaw Bl at Hyde Park Station
Crenshaw Bl Streetlight, Traffic Signals, and Signage
Crenshaw Bl Intersection Restoration at 48th Street
Crenshaw Bl Intersection Restoration at 50th Street
Crenshaw Bl Intersection Restoration at 54th Street
Crenshaw Bl Intersection Restoration at 57th Street
Crenshaw Bl Intersection Restoration at Slauson Av
Crenshaw Bl Intersection Restoration at 59th Street
Crenshaw Bl Intersection Restoration at 60th Street
SAVE THE DATE
Virtual Community Meeting Thursday, January 28, 2021 6pm - 7:30pm
Zoom meeting link coming soon.
2021 Community Meetings 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.
This January our team will present a virtual construction community meeting providing the latest updates and major achievements to date. The meeting will be hosted via Zoom.
Service Changes Effective December 13th Metro makes service changes every June and December. This time you will see bigger changes than usual because we’re introducing parts of our NextGen Plan to better serve riders with improved bus frequencies and a redesigned system to speed up trips. As part of this round of changes, we’re adding trips to busy bus lines to help with social distancing.
To find out about any changes to your bus route and schedule information, go to our service changes page. There are no changes to Metro Rail during these service changes. Metro requires everyone to wear a face covering for the safety of all passengers.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, one question that we have regularly received from riders is this: why aren’t bus and train operators enforcing Metro’s requirement to wear face coverings while on our system?
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
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.