Expo Line West rising


Behind a construction fence on Pico Boulevard, what used to be the parking lot for Billingsley's Steak House and a medical marijuana dispensary is now taken up with bridge structures for the second, Westside phase of Metro's Expo Line light rail.


Wood framing is up for the bridge that will carry trains above grade between Sepulveda and Sawtelle boulevards.


At Sepulveda and Exposition boulevards, the bridge waits to be extended across the intersection.

The 6.6-mile extension of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica will have stations at National and Palms, Westwood Boulevard, Sepulveda, Bundy Drive, Olympic Boulevard at 26th Street, Colorado Avenue and 17th Street, and at Colorado and 4th Street in downtown Santa Monica. Completion is expected maybe in 2015.

LA Observed photos

More by Kevin Roderick:
'In on merit' at USC
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Google taking over LA's deadest shopping mall
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
Recent Streetscape stories on LA Observed:
The Media
Lizard crossing
Streetscape: Melvil Street
Direct-to-consumer marketing
CicLAvia in Mar Vista
Streetscape: Looking up on Bunker Hill
Streetscape: Myers Street
Streetscape: West 2nd St.