Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors will close Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street for three weekends on Sept. 12, 19 and Oct. 24 to complete piling installation and begin excavation of the underground Crenshaw/Expo station.

The work has been scheduled for: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 to 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15; 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 to 6 a.m. Monday, Sept, 22 and from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

The installation of pilings and building of the walls is necessary for the construction of the light rail line Crenshaw/LAX and its underground stations. Simultaneous wall installation and soldier pilings will continue to occur behind K-rail on the west side of the street.

Detours during the three weekend closures will be as follows:

Southbound:

If traveling south on Crenshaw Boulevard, turn left at Jefferson Boulevard, right at Arlington Avenue, right at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and left at Crenshaw Boulevard.

Northbound:

If traveling north on Crenshaw Boulevard, turn right at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, left at Arlington Avenue, left at Jefferson Boulevard and right at Crenshaw Boulevard.

Eastbound and westbound traffic on Rodeo Road will be maintained as well as access to businesses and pedestrian access.

For information on bus stops changes, please visit metro.net/service/advisories/

The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line is a $2.058 billion light-rail line that will connect the Green Line and the Expo Line. It will have eight new stations. The Crenshaw/LAX Line is expected to open in 2019.

For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project go to metro.net/Crenshaw or join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CrenshawRail and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/crenshawrail.