The Great Streets program, which is working to add improvements to segments of 15 streets in each of the city’s council districts, has big plans for Crenshaw Boulevard.
The Great Streets road improvements would affect Crenshaw Bouelvard from Florence Avenue down to 79th Street, an approximately half-mile long stretch of the road.
A presentation on the Great Streets site, first spotted by Urbanize LA, has some good before-and-afters illustrating how Crenshaw will be transformed, using 76th and 79th streets as examples.
Renderings show curb extensions, more visible crosswalks, and better ADA ramps among the host of upgrades coming to the half-mile stretch of the main street.
North of Florence, Metro’s constructing the brand new Crenshaw Line. The Great Streets program hopes that improvements to this segment of the road “ensure that other parts of Crenshaw Blvd are not left out of new activity and investments in the Hyde Park community,” says the program’s site.
According to a timeline in the presentation, preliminary work (striping, adding bollards) is expected to get underway this August and last about a year, with the remainder of the improvements going in starting September 2018.
An even further-reaching Crenshaw Boulevard Streetscape Plan aims to eventually expand these kinds of street improvements north, toward the 10 Freeway.
- A Sneak Peak of Crenshaw Boulevard’s Great Streets Makeover [ULA]
- Get a Glimpse of Crenshaw Boulevard’s People-Friendly Future [Curbed LA]