Slauson Avenue
Slauson Avenue
Maintained byLocal jurisdictions
West endMcDonald Street in Culver City
Major
junctions
in Culver City
in Los Angeles
in Commerce
in Pico Rivera
in West Whittier-Los Nietos
East endSanta Fe Springs Road in Whittier
Slauson Ave & Slauson/I-110 Metro Silver Line Station.

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.

Transit

Metro Rail

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 Bus

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 Los Angeles, the street is south of Washington Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, but north of Gage Avenue and Florence Avenue.

Landmarks

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 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 Project

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 culture

The Tonight Show

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 also

References

  1. ^ "Jet Inn". priceline.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Slauson Revitilization Project". www.dpw.lacounty.gov. Retrieved .


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