Screen capture Metrolink
Screen capture Metrolink

Motorists along Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles will run into another detour next week as construction work continues on a light rail line that will carry passengers to a station near Los Angeles International Airport.

According to Metro, excavation and decking work will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday for an underground rail station along the Crenshaw/LAX line, which will connect the Expo and Green lines.

To accommodate the work, Crenshaw Boulevard will be completely blocked between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Stocker Street, and from 43rd Street to Vernon Avenue, for 12 days. The road will remain open between Stocker and 43rd streets.

Traffic will be able to cross Crenshaw Boulevard at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Vernon Avenue and Stocker and 43rd streets.

Motorists traveling south on Crenshaw will be directed east on MLK Boulevard, south on Western Avenue and west on Vernon back to Crenshaw, according to Metro. Northbound motorists will be directed along the same detour route in the opposite direction.

The 8.5-mile, $2.06 billion line will have eight stations and is expected to open in 2019.

City News Service

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