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Train to (Near) LAX Begins Exploratory Drilling on Monday

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Efforts to build the $1.7 billion Crenshaw Line will take another step Monday when exploratory drilling begins. The process to test below-ground surface conditions will be hailed by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at a press conference to mark the important project.

Expected to be completed in 2018, the 8.5-mile light rail line will move passengers between the current Green Line Aviation station (meaning getting to the actual airport is still a shuttle bus away, but Villaraigosa has other plans) and Crenshaw and Exposition, home to a future Expo Line station currently under construction. 7,800 jobs construction jobs are expected to be created from the project.