A stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard that had been closed about a month due to construction on the Crenshaw/LAX rail line will need to be closed for another week beginning Sunday night due to rain delays in the work, according to Metro.

Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and the Metro Expo Line tracks will be closed from 9 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Jan. 12 to accommodate work on an underground station for the line, according to Metro.

Excavation, installation of steel beams and installation of concrete planks is 90 percent complete at the station, with the remaining work planned immediately south of the Expo Line tracks.

Crenshaw/LAX MLK Renderings. Graphic courtesy Metro.

The station is the first of three underground stations that will be built for the line. One will be at Crenshaw and Martin Luther King boulevards and another at Crenshaw and Vernon Avenue. Four additional stations will be at street level.

The $2 billion, 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX line will connect the Metro Expo and Green lines. It is expected to open in 2019.

City News Service

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