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Street Restoration Closures at 1st/Alameda in DTLA


The Regional Connector is a rail extension that will connect the Metro A (Blue), L (Gold) and E (Expo) Lines with three new stations in downtown Los Angeles.

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Downtown LA Street Closures

Street restoration for the Regional Connector Transit Project continues as Metro builds three new underground stations in downtown Los Angeles. When completed in 2022, the underground light rail system will allow continuous travel between Azusa and Long Beach, and between East Los Angeles and Santa Monica, connecting Metro A (Blue), L (Gold) and E (Expo) Lines without needing to transfer trains.

Before we get there, crews will remove the temporary deck panels lining the 1st St/Alameda St intersection and build the underground tunnel box along Alameda St to connect the new alignment to the existing L (Gold) Line tracks.

Street restoration closures at Little Tokyo/Arts District station site:

  • 1st St from Alameda St to Central Av, May 1 through August 31(Exhibit A)
  • 1st St/Alameda St weekend intersection closure, August 7 and August 28, 2020 (Exhibit B)

Street restoration efforts will continue throughout the alignment in calendar years 2020 and 2021 at the following locations: (Exhibit C)

  • Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
    • Central Av from 1st St to 2nd St
  • Historic Broadway Stations
    • 2nd St from Broadway to Spring St
  • Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill Station
    • Hope St from 2nd St to 3rd St
  • Flower St tunnel box
    • Flower St from 4th St to Wilshire Blvd

Alameda tunnel box construction will continue in Fall 2020 through Fall 2022 with the following configurations:

  • Lane reductions:
    • Alameda St from 1st St to Commercial St
  • Street closures:
    • Temple St from Alameda St to Garey St
  • Gold Line Service Interruption:
    • Train service interruption from Union Station to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and Pico/Aliso Station

Please plan ahead and use alternate routes when traveling through downtown Los Angeles.

May 4 – August 31, 2020 map of  Weekend Closures of Alameda/1st St Intersection

August 7 & August 28, 2020