The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will implement temporary street closures on Crenshaw Boulevard at 48th Street beginning Monday for construction on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

Metro will conduct 10 weekdays of street closures in two phases for demolition, excavation, paving and more at the intersection of Crenshaw and 48th.

For the first phase, work has been scheduled from 6 a.m. Monday through 6 p.m. Friday on the southbound side of Crenshaw. The northbound lanes will remain open during this time. But this phase will include a full closure of southbound Crenshaw Boulevard between Brynhurst Avenue and 48th Street and at 48th Street between Victoria Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, Metro officials said.

Motorists traveling southbound on Crenshaw during the closure can turn east on Vernon Avenue, south on Western Avenue, west on Slauson Avenue and then south on Crenshaw.

For the second phase, work on the northbound side of Crenshaw has been scheduled from 6 a.m. Oct. 5 through 6 p.m. Oct. 9. The southbound lanes will be open during this time. But this phase will include a full closure of northbound Crenshaw between 48th and 46th streets and westbound 48th between 11th Street and Crenshaw.

Motorists traveling northbound on Crenshaw during the closure can turn east on Slauson, turn north on Western, turn west on Vernon Avenue and then turn north on Crenshaw, Metro officials said.

Emergency and pedestrian access to area businesses will be maintained, and all essential businesses will remain open and accessible during the restoration process, Metro officials said, but driveway access to the businesses may be restricted.

The Crenshaw/LAX Line is an 8.5-mile light rail line that will include eight new stations to serve the Crenshaw, Inglewood, Westchester and LAX neighborhoods. A ninth station will be added after opening to connect the Crenshaw/LAX Line, Metro C Line (Green) and bus lines to the future LAX Automated People Mover, Metro officials said.

During the restoration period, Metro Bus Lines 40, 210, 710 and 740 will be detoured beginning Monday. Bus stops will also be relocated or changed.

Metro officials said signs in English and Spanish have been posted to notify passengers of temporary locations of bus stops. People can find more information about Metro Bus lines by calling 323-466-3876 or at www.metro.net/service/advisories/bus.

Metro officials said the agency’s Business Solution Center and Business Interruption Funds will assist businesses affected by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line.

Businesses can find more information on these programs by contact at 323-299-9660 ext. 2289 or by visiting www.metrobsc.net/crenshaw and 213-739-2999 ext. 223 or at www.metro.net/bif.

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