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L.A. Metro gears up for more Crenshaw/LAX Line construction

The Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (Metro) late last month removed counterweights from the Green Line to allow construction of a bridge to connect the rail route to the future Crenshaw/LAX Line tracks.

During the original construction of the Green Line in the early 1990s, the agency anticipated a light-rail line eventually would be added north of the Los Angeles International Airport, so the counterweights were added to make the Green Line structure safer, L.A. Metro officials said on the agency's blog.

When completed, the southern end of the Crenshaw/LAX Line will connect with the Green Line.

The agency broke ground on the $2.058 billion Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project in January 2014. The 8.5-mile line, which will run between the Expo Line and the Green Line, consists of aerial, at-grade and below-grade segments.

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