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Street Restoration Closures at 1st/Alameda in DTLA

Rebuilding the 1st St and Alameda St intersection in downtown LA

The Regional Connector Transit Project is building three new underground stations in downtown LA. When completed in 2022, the underground light rail system will allow for a one-seat ride across LA County, from Azusa to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica, by connecting the Metro A (Blue), E (Expo) and Gold Lines.

Before we get there, crews must shift their focus to above-ground activities and remove the temporary deck panels lining the 1st St/Alameda St intersection to restore the roadway back to its original condition. This construction milestone is a transition into pre-revenue operations, the last phase of the project before it opens to the public.

Plan ahead as lane reductions and road closures will be in place. As early as January 10, 2020 through August 31, 2020, use alternate routes when traveling through 1st/Alameda in downtown Los Angeles. Businesses are open during construction. Learn how you can support local businesses during construction when you Eat, Shop, Play Little Tokyo .

For more information on street restoration, including the latest updates, continue reading below.

Street closures schedule: Construction at 1st St and Alameda St

Planned road closures include:

  • Westbound directional-only 1st St closure from Vignes St to Alameda St
    January 10, 2020 to May 1, 2020
  • 1st St/Alameda full intersection closures on January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21; May 1; and August 28, 2020
  • 1st St one-block closure from Central Av to Alameda St
    May 4 to August 31, 2020

Little Tokyo and Arts District businesses are open during construction. Explore the neighborhood and discover landmarks and cultural centers with these pedestrian-friendly maps ( Little Tokyo / Arts District ). Local access to residences and business will be maintained as Metro builds more rail for LA.

Eat Shop Play Little Tokyo
As one of Los Angeles’ most vibrant cultural hubs, there are so many destinations and landmarks to discover! Learn how you can support local businesses during construction when you Eat, Shop Play Little Tokyo.

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Additional information on street restoration efforts

Learn more about current construction activities in the area as crews build the underground connection to the Metro Gold Line.

Little Tokyo/Arts District Station renderings


Little Tokyo-Arts District Station (final project street configuration)

Station and 1st

1st St Portal