For anyone who utilizes Crenshaw Boulevard, it’s evident there are changes afoot. Metro officials are knee-deep in construction of the Crenshaw Line, a, 8.5-mile light rail line that will connect the Green Line to the Expo Line, and include a station near LAX.
The $1.8 billion project includes nine stations, including three subway stops, all near the northern terminus in the Crenshaw District—adjacent to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and the West Angeles Church of God in Christ. For drivers, bus-riders, cyclists, and pedestrians that has meant closures and detours for months (click here for the latest updates). Sadly, it’s also meant a loss of business for local retailers.
Will it all be worth it? Quite likely. For now, catch a glimpse of the future of Crenshaw and imagine trains zipping under the boulevard in only four years.