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Two-Week South LA Street Closures Ahead for Light Rail Project

Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard will be closed for 14 days beginning Oct. 24

Metro officials are alerting commuters to a two-week-long road closures in South Los Angeles as part of a $2 billion light-rail line project.

Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard will be closed for 14 days beginning Oct. 24 to finish building wall perimeters for the future 8.5-mile Crenshaw/Expo light rail line, expected to open in 2019, according to press release by Metro.

The construction is necessary to begin excavating Metro’s plans to connect the Green Line and the Expo Line with eight new underground stations.

The street closures will last until Nov. 7. Drivers can use the following detours:

  • Eastbound: If traveling eastbound on Rodeo Road, turn right at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, left at Western Avenue, and right at Exposition Boulevard.
  • Westbound: If traveling westbound on Rodeo Road, turn right at Western Avenue, turn left at Jefferson Boulevard, turn left at La Brea Avenue, and then right at Rodeo Road.

The project will not impact pedestrians or access to businesses in the area, officials said.

Metro officials said noise from construction "will be monitored 24 hours a day."

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