Crenshaw Closures Continue

closuresA three-block segment of Crenshaw Boulevard is now closed until November 24.

“Be sure to plan ahead to avoid traffic delays,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Crenshaw is now closed between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street and re-opening at 6am on November 24 just in time for Thanksgiving and the extended “Black Friday” shopping weekend. The Boulevard will be closed again beginning at 9 p.m. on December 1 and re-opening at 6am on December 14.

Traffic control, detour routes, and signage will be used to help with traffic flow. Detour routes have been approved by the City of Los Angeles and are as follows:


Southbound Detour:

  • Right at Jefferson
  • Left at La Brea
  • Left at Rodeo Rd
  • Right at MLK Bl
  • Right at Crenshaw Bl

Northbound Detour:

  • Right at MLK Bl
  • Left at Western
  • Left at Jefferson
  • Right at Crenshaw Bl

Due to the temporary closure of Crenshaw Boulevard there will be no direct Metro bus service to the Expo/Crenshaw Expo Rail Station. Lines 210, 710, and 740 will be detoured via Arlington Avenue between Jefferson and MLK Boulevard.

Pedestrian access is being maintained but re-routed around the construction work zone. Bus stops are being relocated for both directions of travel along Crenshaw Boulevard. Metro has posted signs at impacted stops to advise riders of alternative boarding locations. Timeline is subject to change, but real-time information will be available at or by calling 323.GO.METRO.

Upon completion of these significant street closures, construction will continue below Crenshaw Boulevard with minimal impact to the public throughout the remainder of station construction.

In an effort to decrease the disruption to small businesses, access to local area businesses in the vicinity of construction will be maintained. Rodeo Road and Rodeo Place at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd will be closed, however, access to businesses will be maintained on Rodeo Road, Rodeo Place, and Coliseum.

“Building a state of the art transportation line is no small or easy feat. This work will allow for the excavation of Crenshaw Boulevard into what will become the northern-most underground station on the line. We know we are asking a lot of residents, businesses and commuters, and we appreciate everyone’s patience throughout this process,” the Supervisor said.

Surrounding neighbors are still encouraged to support the campaign to Eat, Shop, and Play Crenshaw. So far more than 1,000 people have pledged to buy local and visit area businesses. Check out deals to gain access to discounts or freebies.

“We can’t forget about our local businesses when they most need us. Throughout construction, we encourage you to eat in our local restaurants, shop in our local stores, and play in our local entertainment venues along the corridor,” the Supervisor said.