Regional Connector Constructors will permanently close the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to build the underground tunnel box for the L Line (Gold) along Alameda St, between 1st St and the 101 Santa Ana Freeway. Lane reductions are expected on this stretch of Alameda St to allow for the safe demolition of the station and construction of the tunnel box.
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Work is anticipated to begin Fall 2020 and continue through Fall 2022 for 22 months. Additionally, an extended street closure of Temple St, east of Alameda St, is planned in early 2021 to construct the Temple St portal and a portion of the underground tunnel box.
Additional notices with specific work activities, dates, and times will be distributed in advance of work starting.
What to expect
Supplemental bus service will be available to Little Tokyo, Arts District and Boyle Heights. Rail services from Union Station to Azusa and from Pico/Aliso to East Los Angeles will continue its regular operating schedule.
A free bus shuttles will replace the L Line (Gold) service during the 22-month service interruption. Shuttles will serve Union Station, Little Tokyo/Arts District and Pico/Aliso stations in both directions.
L Line (Gold) Bus Shuttle will:
· Run approximately every 12 minutes
· Display destination on Head Sign
· Operate during same hours as train:
M-Sa: 4 am – 12 am; SU: 4 am – 1 am
Visit metro.net/connectorclosure for more info.