Construction begins on bike, walking path in South Los Angeles – NBC Los Angeles
The ground will open on Wednesday on an ambitious project to create a scenic bike and pedestrian path stretching from Inglewood to South Los Angeles, connecting a pair of light rail lines and a rapid transit bus corridor on the highway 110.
The Rail-to-Rail Active transportation project will span 5.5 miles from the Subway Line A (blue) station on Slauson Avenue to the future Fairview Heights station on the Subway K (Crenshaw/LAX) rail line on Florence Avenue in Inglewood.
Along the way, the path will connect to the Metro Silver Line rapid transit bus station at Highway 110 and Slauson Avenue.
According to Metro, the path will be built along an unused rail corridor owned by the agency, while also using some city and county streets. The path should be heavily landscaped with dedicated walking and cycling paths separated from traffic.
Subway officials said the project will include the installation of “several thousand” shrubs, hundreds of trees, lights, security cameras and benches.
The Rail-to-Rail project is the initial phase of what will be a longer Rail-to-River bike path that will connect South LA to the LA River.
The $140 million project is expected to be completed in 2024.
Planning continues on a proposed second phase of the project – a Rail to River path – which would run east from the A Line Slauson subway station and cross the Huntington Park area, eventually connecting to the Los River. Angeles.
Among those expected to attend Wednesday’s groundbreaking are Mayor Eric Garcetti, County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Inglewood Mayor James Butts, Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins and Los Angeles City Councilors Curren Price and Marquece Harris-Dawson.