The Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements project will enhance pedestrian and bicycle access and safety to and from Los Angeles Union Station and surrounding communities. This project implements a piece of the Connect US Action Plan , which was finalized in 2015 and identified active transportation improvement projects in the vicinity of Union Station to create safe access for people walking, bicycling and rolling to Union Station.
Utility Investigation Update
In late August, Metro contractors began conducting utility investigations at the following locations:
- Alameda St, between Arcadia St and Cesar E Chavez Av
- Los Angeles St, between Alameda St and the 101 Fwy on-ramp
- Find more details on the construction notice:
- Find out more about the archeological and cultural history of the project area here .
- To sign up to receive email updates on construction activities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Report Update
Metro has prepared the Addendum No. 2 to the Final Environmental Impact Report (Addendum) to capture design elements that have changed since the Metro Board Certified the Final EIR in 2018.
The Addendum encompasses the following changes:
- Sidewalk Realignment
- Maintaining southern crosswalk
- Historic streetlight replacement
- Lane striping/Traffic Signal Modifications
Los Angeles Street
- Maintaining left turn onto Alameda
- ADA accessible pathway
- Utility relocations
The public comment period closed August 26th, 2020.
The FEIR Addendum No. 2 is scheduled to be presented to the Metro Board in October: All Board agendas and reports can be found here .
- October 14: Planning and Programming Committee
- October 22: Regular Metro Board Meeting
For additional questions about the Addendum, please contact Megan Nangle at email@example.com.
Thank you to those who were able to attend the virtual public meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020 to learn about the latest project updates, the Addendum 2 to the Final Environmental Impact Report and an overview of the upcoming utility survey on Alameda and Los Angeles Streets. Questions and comments that were shared have been documented by our team.
You can view a recording of the meeting here.