The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission has authorized the construction of a $150-million, three-mile southerly extension of the Century Freeway rail transit lines into El Segundo and Hawthorne.
The route will go from Imperial Highway and Aviation Boulevard south to Rosecrans Avenue. There will be four stations, at Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo Boulevard, Douglas Street and Compton Boulevard.
The extension, which is expected to be completed in 1993, will carry an estimated 14,000 riders to the El Segundo employment area.
The extension is one of several projects that will be part of a countywide 150-mile rail system. Three lines--Long Beach to Los Angeles, the Century Freeway line and a line through downtown Los Angeles--are under construction.