Major construction began Monday on the second phase of the light rail Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica with the drilling of piling holes for a new bridge over Olympic Boulevard at Centinela Avenue.
When operational in 2016, the $2.4 billion, 15.2-mile Expo line will run between Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles. Construction of the first phase, connecting Culver City to downtown Los Angeles, began in 2006, and Culver City celebrated the opening of the station last month. “With bridge work now starting, we are well on our way to delivering this vital transit project,” Exposition Construction Authority CEO Rick Thorpe said in a press release. The partnering facilitator for this project is Jim Eisenhart of Ventura Consulting Group. Click here to read the full article
Phase 2 Quick Facts
- 6.6 mile corridor
- Seven new stations, some with parking
- Estimated Ridership: 64,000 daily riders from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica by 2030
- Estimated Cost: $1.5 billion
- Construction completion in 2015