Wednesday September 07, 2005
Metro and the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) will close the Busway as well as the High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane of the 10 Freeway for several weeks beginning Sept. 8 to perform bus station enhancements at the Cal State L.A. and L.A. County USC Medical Center.
From September 8 to 21, the agencies will close the HOV lane of the 10 Freeway from Alameda to the 710 Freeway between the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Regular 10 Freeway traffic will remain open.
From September 8 through October 13, the USC Medical Center and Cal State L.A. bus stations will be closed between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Day-time bus service and HOV-lane access will not be affected. Metro Bus Lines 484, 485 and 490 will be temporarily rerouted during these time periods.
The public is advised to use Metro Bus 70 to reach these stops, boarding at:
Spring St. between 7th ST. and Cesar Chavez Avenue (Downtown LA)
Cesar Chavez Avenue at Alameda St.
Marengo St. at State St. (LA County/USC Medical Center)
Ramona Blvd. at Campus Rd. (Cal State LA)
El Monte Busway Station
Signs advising the public of the night-time bus station closures will be posted on the medical center and university campuses.
The station closures are needed to perform station renovations, which include replacement of the enclosure of the pedestrian bridge over the HOV lane, new paint, lighting and tile work.
Cal State LA will shut down all electrical power at the south end of campus, including the Metro Bus Station Sunday, Sept. 18 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The station's east and westbound elevators will not be operational as a result.
For further information, call 1.800.COMMUTE or visit www.metro.net.