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The Metro Regional Connector Project extends from the Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles, allowing passengers to transfer to Blue, Expo, Red and Purple Lines, bypassing Union Station.  The 1.9-mile alignment will serve Little Tokyo, the Arts District, Civic Center, The Historic Core, Broadway, Grand Av, Bunker Hill, Flower St and the Financial District. 

This new Metro Rail extension will also provide a one-seat ride for travel across Los Angeles County.  From the Metro Gold Line, passengers will be able to travel from Azusa to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica without transferring lines.

The Regional Connector will improve access to both local and regional destinations by providing continuous thru service between these lines and providing connectors to other rail lines via the 7th St/Metro Center Station.

The new Metro Rail extension will offer an alternative transportation option to congested roadways and provide significant environmental benefits, economic development, and employment opportunities throughout Los Angeles County.

Project at a Glance

  • A 1.9-mile underground light-rail system connecting the Metro Gold Line to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station
  • Direct connection between Azusa and Long Beach and between East Los Angeles and Santa Monica
  • Three new stations:
    • 1st Street/Central Av
    • 2nd Street/Broadway
    • 2nd Place/Hope St
  • All stations include public art components and provide convenient and safe access
  • Life-of-Project Budget: $1.55 billion
  • Forecasted opening: 2020

The Regional Connector Project receives partial funding from Measure R, which is a half-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in 2008.


 

Regional Connector Project Hotline
T: 213-922.7277
regionalconnector@metro.net

Regional Connector Community Office Little Tokyo
360 E. 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours:   Mondays: 10am to 5pm
             Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1pm to 5pm
             Wednesdays & Fridays: By appointment
To make an appointment call 213.922.7277 or email regionalconnector@metro.net

Construction Relations Team
Olga N. Arroyo
Construction Relations Manager
Tel: 213.893.7115
ArroyoO@metro.net

Young Gi Kim
Construction Relations Officer, East Segment
(1st/Central and 2nd/Broadway station areas)
Tel: 213.893.7137
KimYGi@metro.net

Roberto Ayala
New Media Communications Officer
Tel: 213.893.7118
AyalaR@metro.net 

Community Relations/Community Leadership Council Team
Jeanmarie Hance
Community Relations Manager
Tel: 213.613.1632
HanceJ@metro.net

Matthew Marquez
Community Relations Officer, Special Projects
Tel: 213.893.7157
MarquezMat@metro.net

Lily Liang
Community Relations Trainee
Tel: 213.613.1438 x222
LiangL@metro.net


Construction Notices

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09/29/2016

Sewer Bypass Installation at 1st and Broadway Intersection
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Iinstalling a 12” sewer bypass

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09/29/2016

DWP Power Duct Bank Installation at 1st and Hewitt St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Installation of a power duct bank

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09/26/2016

Power Utility Work (LADWP) on west side of Flower St., south of 5th St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

On-going power relocation efforts

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09/26/2016

Temporary Pedestrian Walkway Closure
Area: 2nd Street /Broadway Intersection

The Regional Connector Constructors (RCC) will continue installing pile installation along the east side of Broadway south of 2nd St. at the west entrance of LA Times’ 213 s. Spring St. Garage.

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09/26/2016

Street Closures and Detours
Area: Where's it happening?

Review the real-time map and longer term street impacts.

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09/24/2016

2nd St Tunnel Closure for Instrument Installation
Area: 2nd/Hope Station

Install geotechnical instrumentation

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09/24/2016

Potholing Activities at 6th/Flower
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Potholing at 6th and Flower

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09/24/2016

Traffic reconfiguration for deck installation on Flower St from 3rd St to 5th St
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Traffic reconfigured on Flower St

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09/23/2016

Full weekend closure at 1st St./Alameda St. starting Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Preparation for Regional Connector tunnel construction

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09/19/2016

Street Restoration Activities on 2nd St. between Central Ave. & San Pedro St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Geotechnical instrumentation installation

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09/19/2016

Tree Removal for 2/Broadway, 2/Hope, and Flower Station Segments
Area: Project Wide

Tten trees to be removed

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09/12/2016

Geotechnical Instrumentation Install on 2nd St. between Main St. & Spring St.
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Iinstall geotechnical instruments

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09/10/2016

Power Utility Work (LADWP) on Flower St., south of 5th St. & 5th St. east of Flower St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Power cutover and intercept work 

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09/10/2016

Pile Installation on Flower St. between 4th St. and 5th St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Pile installation on Flower St.

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09/06/2016

Waterline Installation at 2nd St. and Spring St. Intersection
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Installing waterline

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08/22/2016

Power Utility Work (LADWP) on west side of Flower St., south of 5th St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Power cutover and intercept work

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08/20/2016

Power Utility Work (LADWP) on Flower St., south of 5th St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Power cutover and intercept work

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08/20/2016

Tieback Removal at 3rd St and Flower St
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Construction of the tieback removal shaft 

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08/20/2016

Paving Activities on 6th St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Street restoration efforts 

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08/20/2016

Piling and Decking Installation behind k rail at 2nd/Broadway Station
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Utility relocation, piling and decking

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08/18/2016

Water Relocation at the Intersection of 6th and Flower St
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Water line relocation work

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08/17/2016

Water Line Relocation at 5th and Flower Intersection
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Installing new waterline 

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08/15/2016

Installation of Vehicle Speed Bumps on the Gold Line Rail Tracks
Area: 1st/Central Station

Install speed bumps

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08/15/2016

Geotechnical Instrumentation Installation on 2nd St between Los Angeles St. & Main St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Geotechnical instrumentation installation

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08/13/2016

76th Annual Nisei Week Festival
Area: 1st/Central Station

Enjoy Little Tokyo’s most popular event, Nisei Week

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08/11/2016

Decking Maintenance on Central Ave. between 1st St. & 2nd St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Maintenance and repairs to deck panels 

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08/11/2016

Geotechnical Instrumentation Installation on Hope St. between 3rd St. and GTK Way
Area: 2nd/Hope Station

Geotechnical instrumentation installation

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08/06/2016

DWP Power Manhole Mandrel Installation on Flower St between 5th and 6th Street
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Installation of a power duct bank

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08/01/2016

Street Restoration at 1st and Broadway Intersection
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Street restoration efforts 

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08/01/2016

Driveway Installation at 2nd/Broadway Yard
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Installation of driveway

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07/30/2016

Paving Activities on 6th St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Street restoration efforts 

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07/30/2016

Geotechnical Instrumentation Installation at 3rd St. and Flower St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Install geotechnical instrumentation

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07/27/2016

Utility Line Installation on Flower St./5th St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Telecom line install

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07/27/2016

Posting Public Notice of Tree Removal
Area: Where's it happening?

Posting notices on thirteen additional trees

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07/23/2016

Paving Activities on Flower St. between 6th St. and Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Street restoration efforts

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07/23/2016

Continuation of Excavation at 2nd and Hope Station with additional shift
Area: 2nd/Hope Station

Continue performing excavation

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07/18/2016

DWP Power Manhole Inspection Activity on 5th St. east of Flower St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Maintenance of DWP power manhole

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07/18/2016

Piling Activities Behind k-rail at 2nd & Broadway
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Drilling, setting piles, backfilling and restoring pavement

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07/18/2016

Roadway Decking Panels Maintenance on Central Ave. between 1st St. and 2nd St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Roadway decking maintenance

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07/16/2016

Full closure of 2nd St. between Central Ave. & Los Angeles St. for Street Restoration
Area: 1st/Central Station

Street repair efforts on 2nd St

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07/14/2016

DWP Power Manhole Maintenance Activity on 5th St. east of Flower St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Maintenance of DWP power manhole

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07/14/2016

Sewer Work at Alameda St. and 2nd St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Emergency sewer work 

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07/11/2016

Geotechnical Instrumentation Installation on 2nd St, between Central Ave and Los Angeles St
Area: 1st/Central Station

Ongoing geotechnical monitoring instrumentation

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07/05/2016

Site Excavation at the 2nd/Hope Yard
Area: 2nd/Hope Station

Continued excavation activities

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06/29/2016

Potholing Activities at the 6th/Flower Intersection
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Potholing efforts at the 6th/Flower intersection 

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06/25/2016

DWP Water Installation at 2nd and Spring Intersection
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Installing new water lines

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06/20/2016

Waterline Excavation on Central Ave. between 1st St. and 2nd St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Excavating and securing the underground utilities

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06/20/2016

Geotechnical Instrumentation Installation at the vicinity of 1st/Central Station
Area: 1st/Central Station

Installing geotechnical instrumentation

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06/20/2016

Street Restoration Activity on 2nd St. between Central Ave. and San Pedro St. behind k-rail
Area: 1st/Central Station

Street restoration efforts on 2nd St.

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06/18/2016

Telecom Realignment on Flower Street between 5th and 6th Street
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Telecom conduit excavation

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06/11/2016

Temporary Sidewalk Work at the Corner of 5th and Flower Intersection
Area: Flower St/Financial District

Temporary restriction of sidewalk

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06/11/2016

AC Saw Cut and Grind for Telecom Realignment on Flower St between 5th and 6th St.
Area: Flower St/Financial District

Continuation of excavation for new water line

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06/07/2016

Geotechnical Instrumentation Install on Spring St. between 1st St. and 2nd St.
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Install geotechnical instrumentation on Spring St.

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06/06/2016

Closure of Westbound 2nd Street between Central Avenue and San Pedro Street
Area: 2nd St. between Central Ave. and San Pedro St.

As a part of on-going grouting operations and storm drain inspection with LA County Public Works Department along 2nd St. between Central Ave. and San Pedro St., Regional Connect Constructors (RCC) will implement a closure of west bound 2nd St.

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06/04/2016

Saw Cutting and Grinding for Utility Investigation - Flower St between 5th & 6th St
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Saw cutting and grinding on Flower St 

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06/04/2016

Traffic Implementation on west side Flower St. between 3rd St and 5th St
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Flower St will be reduced to one thru lane

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06/04/2016

Pile Installation on west side Flower St, between 4th and 5th St
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Pile installation on the west side of Flower St. between 4th St and 5th.

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05/31/2016

Continuous Permeation Grouting Activity on 2nd St. between Central Ave. and San Pedro St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Start of 24/7 grouting operations along 2nd St.

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05/31/2016

센트럴 애비뉴와 산페드로 스트리트 사이의 2번가에서 침투 그라우팅 작업
Area: 1st/Central Station

침투 그라우팅 작업에 뒤이어, Regional Connect Constructors (RCC)는 모든 드릴링을 완료했고, 산페드로 스트리트와 센트럴 애비뉴의 서쪽의 블록 중간에 있는 횡단 보도 사이의 2번가를 따라 그라우팅 작업이 시작됩니다.

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05/27/2016

Full weekend closures & new traffic configuration at 1st St/Alameda St
Area: 1st/Central Station

Intersection closures in Little Tokyo

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05/26/2016

Telecommunication Line Relocation at the 5th/Flower Intersection
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Ongoing telecommunication relocation efforts

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05/23/2016

Closure of West Bound 2nd St. between Central Ave. and San Pedro St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Part of on-going grouting operations and storm drain inspection

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05/16/2016

Continuation of Restoration Activities at 1st and Broadway Intersection
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Continued sidewalk restoration 

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05/12/2016

Geotechnical Monitoring Installation on Hope St, between 2nd and 3rd St
Area: 2nd/Hope Station

Geotechnical monitoring instrumentation installation

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05/09/2016

Closure of westbound 2nd St, between Central Ave and San Pedro St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Storm drain inspection 

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05/09/2016

Restoration Activities at 1st and Broadway Intersection
Area: 1st/Central Station

Rrestoring the sidewalk east of the 1st and Broadway intersection

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05/07/2016

Pre-Construction Survey of the 2nd Street Tunnel
Area: 2nd/Hope Station

Pre-construction survey of the 2nd St. tunnel 

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05/07/2016

18” Storm Drain Installation at 4th/Flower Intersection
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Relocate an existing 18” storm drain 

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05/07/2016

Bus Pad Restoration at 1st St. and Vignes St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Restoring a bus pad

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05/07/2016

AT&T Communication Line Relocation at the 2nd/Broadway Station
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Lowering communications utilities

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05/06/2016

Bus Pad Restoration at 1st and Broadway Intersection
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Restoring a bus pad east of the 1st/Broadway intersection

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05/06/2016

Full 55-hour weekend closures at 1st/Alameda
Area: 1st/Central Station

Full weekend closures at 1st St./Alameda St.

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05/02/2016

Closure of West Bound 2nd St. between Central Ave. and San Pedro St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

On-going grouting operations

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05/02/2016

Activities behind k-rail at 2nd/Broadway
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Utility investigation and drilling for geotechnical instrumentation behind k-rail 

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04/30/2016

One Day Permeation Grouting Activity on 2nd St. between Central Ave. and San Pedro St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Grouting operations along 2nd St.

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04/25/2016

Geotechnical Instrumentation Installation on Central Ave between 1st St. and 2nd St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Install geotechnical instrumentation on Central Ave

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04/18/2016

DWP Water Installation at 2nd and Spring Intersection
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Installing a new water line

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04/18/2016

Potholing Activities on Flower St. between 5th St. and 6th St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Resume efforts to survey existing underground utilities

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04/18/2016

Cap Beam Installation on Flower St. between 4th St. and 5th St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Installing cap beams as support of excavation

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04/16/2016

Street Paving at 2nd and Spring Intersection
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Paving the 2nd/Spring intersection

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04/16/2016

Paving Activities at the 4th/Flower Intersection
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Street paving at the 4th/Flower intersection

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04/16/2016

Decking Maintenance on Central Ave between 1st St. and 2nd St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Maintenance and repairs on the deck panels

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04/11/2016

Site Excavation at the 1st and Central Station
Area: 1st/Central Station

Continuing excavation activities

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04/09/2016

18” Storm Drain Installation at 4th and Flower Intersection
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Storm drain work at the 4th and Flower St intersection

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04/09/2016

2” water pipe installation on 2nd St between San Pedro St. & Central Ave.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Installing a 2” water pipe line across 2nd St.

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04/04/2016

Saw Cutting for future Water Line on Flower St between 5th and 6th St
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Ssaw cutting on the west side of Flower St 

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04/04/2016

Permeation Grouting on 2nd St. between Central Ave. and San Pedro St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Grouting operation along 2nd St. 

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04/04/2016

Pile Installation at the 2nd/Hope Station Yard
Area: 2nd/Hope Station

Resuming pile installation for two months

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04/04/2016

Drill Rig Mobilization at the 2nd/Hope Yard
Area: 2nd/Hope Station

Mobilize a drill rig into the 2nd/Hope station

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04/04/2016

Compensation grouting on Central Ave. south of 1st St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Compensation grouting operations along Central Ave.

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04/02/2016

Paving Activities on Flower St. between 5th St. and 6th St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Paving over a newly installed waterline on Flower St

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04/02/2016

Implementation for Grouting on 2nd St. between Central Ave. and San Pedro St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Traffic reconfiguration and grouting operations on 2nd St.

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03/26/2016

Excavation Activities at the 2nd/Hope Station Yard
Area: 2nd/Hope Station

Continuing excavation activities at the 2nd/Hope Station yard

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03/21/2016

Little Tokyo Parking Validation Program
Area: 1st/Central Station

Little Tokyo/Arts District Shuttle Information

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03/20/2016

24-Hour Full Closure of 1st/Alameda Intersection
Area: 1st/Central Station

In order to install a new pedestrian pathway to the south entrance of the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

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03/19/2016

Temporary Sidewalk Closure on Flower St. between 4th and 5th St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Northeast sidewalk on Flower St. between 4th and 5th St. will be restricted on Saturdays

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03/19/2016

Traffic Conduit Installation at the 4th/Flower Intersection
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Continue installing traffic signal conduit near the 4th/Flower intersection.

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03/14/2016

Water Line Relocation on Flower St. between 5th St. and 6th St.
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

Ongoing water line utility relocation 

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03/14/2016

Geotechnical Instrument Installation on 1st St. between Central Ave. and San Pedro St.
Area: 1st/Central Station

Installation of geotechnical instrumentation.

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03/14/2016

Power Line Installation at 2nd St. and Spring St.
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Installing of a power duct bank on the west side of the 2nd St. and Spring St. intersection.

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03/12/2016

Pile Installation on Flower St between 4th and 5th St
Area: Flower Street/Financial District

In preparation of tunnelling operations, soldier piles will be installed.

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03/06/2016

Train Testing at Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Area: 1st/Central Station

Gold Line maintenance activities

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02/29/2016

Excavation and Demolition Activities at the 2nd/Hope Yard
Area: 2nd/Hope Station

Starting excavation activities and demolition of the 2nd Place bridge at the 2nd/Hope Yard.

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02/27/2016

Notice of Full Closure of 2nd/Broadway Intersection for Station Construction
Area: 2nd/Broadway Station

Implementation of 7-month and subsequent 4-month closures.

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02/15/2016

Construction of South Entrance for Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Area: 1st/Central Station

Construction to rebuild the new Little Tokyo/Arts District Station’s south entrance.

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02/08/2016

Station Excavation at the 1St/Central Station Site
Area: 1st St/Central Station

Work includes excavation of the station site, hauling out of dirt and installation of support of excavation barriers. 

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01/15/2016

Construction Activities 1st/Alameda Behind K-rails
Area: 1st/Central Station

Continued track relocation efforts

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01/08/2016

Little Tokyo/Arts District Station Closure
Area: Little Tokyo/Arts District Station Closure

A temporary closure of the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station is scheduled to start on Friday, January 8, 2016. The closure will allow for temporary relocation of the Metro Gold Line tracks to construct the Regional Connector Transit Project.

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06/08/2015

Bus Stop Relocation at 3rd St/Flower St
Area: 3rd St/Flower St

Beginning Monday, June 8, 2015 the bus stop at the 3rd St/Flower St intersection will be relocated to the south east corner of 3rd St/Hope St.

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