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A Guide to the Major Crenshaw Line Work Starting Friday

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Construction is underway on for the Crenshaw Line light rail that will connect the Green Line to the Expo Line, but it gets real on Friday when Metro starts reconfiguring Crenshaw Boulevard to facilitate subway station construction at Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (there are also other subway stops that need to be built at Vernon and near the Expo Line). Construction crews are placing concrete barriers on the east side of Crenshaw to restripe traffic lanes and separate the work area from cars. The first phase of the work—which lasts about 15 hours—begins Friday at 10 pm, with southbound traffic on Crenshaw diverted between Jefferson Boulevard and Vernon Avenue. Phase two starts in the early hours of Saturday and lasts until Saturday afternoon, with northbound Crenshaw diverted between MLK and Stocker Street. With many underground or elevated stations on this 8.5-mile line, this should be the first of many weekends like this.

· Crenshaw Line Archives [Curbed LA]