Construction Progress Newsletter

April 2020
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Construction & Safety

On April 1st, construction companies and project owners, like LA Metro, participated in a "Safety Stand Down" to educate crews on new health and safety measures during the COVID-19 crisis. While these safety conversations have been ongoing across the state and our construction sites, the Associated General Contractors of California (AGCCA) created a unified opportunity for the industry to stop work statewide and focus on this critical safety topic. Per recommendation from the LA County Department of Public Health our crews have been practicing safe social distancing of at least 6-feet, meeting in groups less than 10, and reviewing the enhanced safety protocol such as the set up additional sanitary stations.

Construction Progress

Dear Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project area neighbors,

Over the past two months our contractor, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors, and all construction crew members have helped the project reach over 95% completion. Over the past couple of months we've been working on the installation of station canopy glass ceilings, installation of granite risers in stairways, placement of light coverings, ceiling panels, ceramic wall tiles, concrete flooring, welding of emergency walkway handrails, and welding of station platform end gates. 

For several months a large focus of construction has been taking place underground along Crenshaw Bl. As the project nears construction completion many of the features are starting to become more and more visible as you walk past our stations or drive along our alignment.

Enjoy photos of our most recent progress! Please note that some photos were taken during February and early-March, prior to the implementation of social distancing measures.

Expo/Crenshaw Station
Expo/Crenshaw Station canopy glass installation
Expo/Crenshaw Station installation of granite stairway risers

Martin Luther King Jr. Station
MLK Station canopy glass installation
MLK Station installation of granite stairway risers
MLK Station installation of concrete floor slabs

Leimert Park Station
Leimert Park Station canopy glass installation
Leimert Park Station installation of platform end gates

Underground Segments
Welding of emergency walkway handrail
Installation of ceramic tile wall lining and ceiling panels
Installation of mezzanine lighting covers and ceiling panels

Westchester/Veterans Station
Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) installation pre-work

Aviation/Century Station
Closed-circuit surveillance system wiring installation and station power washing

C Line (Green) Connection Segment
Track inspection testing for leveled rail and torque resistance

Think Before You Touch!
Our contractor Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will be powering up the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) in the segment from the Downtown Inglewood station, north of La Brea Av, to High St. All OCS in the area will be considered live-hot with High Voltage Electricity on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

LA Metro News
Metro is coordinating with LA County Department of Public Health on response to COVID-19 / coronavirus.
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Metro is still in service for those who serve us.
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 and click on the meeting presentations on the right-hand side.

Online Crenshaw/LAX Community Meetings Coming Soon!
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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

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 To apply, visit Metro's program administrator, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR)
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