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Slauson Avenue

Slauson Avenue is a major east–west thoroughfare traversing the southern part of Los Angeles County, California. It was named for the land developer and Los Angeles Board of Education member J. S. Slauson. It passes through Culver City, Ladera Heights, View Park-Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, City of Inglewood, South Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Maywood, Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Whittier, and Santa Fe Springs. It starts at McDonald Street in Culver City and ends at Santa Fe Springs Road, where it becomes Mulberry Drive in Whittier. Mulberry Drive ends at Scott Avenue in South Whittier.

Slauson Avenue
Maintained by Local jurisdictions
West end McDonald Street in Culver City
Major
junctions
SR 90 in Culver City
I-110 in Los Angeles
I-5 in Commerce
SR 19 in Pico Rivera
I-605 in West Whittier-Los Nietos
East end Santa Fe Springs Road in Whittier
Slauson Ave & Slauson/I-110 Metro Silver Line Station.

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TransitEdit

Metro RailEdit

There are two major transit stations (one light rail and one bus rapid transit) on Slauson Avenue. They include the Slauson Station of the Metro Blue Line

Metro BusEdit

Slauson/I-110 Station of the Metro Silver Line. Both stations are elevated above ground. Metro Local lines: 108 and 358 operate on Slauson Avenue.

The eastern terminus of the State Route 90, the Marina Freeway, is at Slauson Avenue. In Downtown Los Angeles, the street is south of Washington Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, but north of Gage Avenue and Florence Avenue.

LandmarksEdit

Slauson Avenue is also famous for a former Bethlehem Steel mill located on the 3300 block. At one time Slauson Avenue was a center for urban heavy industry in Los Angeles; the ATSF Harbor Subdivision trolley car once ran along Slauson Avenue. It is also known for the Simply Wholesome Vegetarian restaurant and Health food store, as well as the historic Jet Inn motor hotel.[1]

Revitilization ProjectEdit

Portions of Slauson Avenue have been revitilized with a new tree-lined barrier, new LED street and traffic lights and metro local bus benches. The project was officially completed on May 2017. [2]

In popular cultureEdit

The Tonight ShowEdit

The avenue became well-known to non-Angelenos around the U.S. because of Johnny Carson's running joke about the "Slauson Cutoff" during his "Tea-Time Movie" sketches on The Tonight Show.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jet Inn". priceline.com. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Slauson Revitilization Project". www.dpw.lacounty.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-28.