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LACMTA begins work on final underground station for Crenshaw line


The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will begin excavation and decking work at the end of this month on the third and final underground station for its Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line.

The new station will be near Crenshaw Boulevard and Vernon Avenue in Los Angeles, LACMTA officials said in a press release.

The $2 billion Crenshaw/LAX transit project will connect the Green and Expo lines, and includes a total of eight new stations.

Slated to open in 2019, the Crenshaw/LAX Line is funded by Measure R, which is a half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008.

LACMTA early last month announced it would begin providing money to small businesses affected by the construction through its Business Interruption Fund. The agency distributed funds to businesses near the Crenshaw/LAX Line, a segment of the Purple Line Extension and a transit project in Little Tokyo.

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