The light rail route was scheduled to open next year
One of LA’s most anticipated new train lines will open a little later than expected.
Metro’s chief program management officer, Richard Clarke, told the agency’s construction committee in September that the contractor building the project, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors, was running months behind schedule.
Construction of the tracks and structures supporting them is moving along, but Clarke said that electric work is taking longer than expected.
A report from staffers presented to the committee Thursday sheds a little more light on the delay. It indicates that the project is 87.5 percent complete and that the agency is working with Walsh/Shea to speed things up.