Reminder: I-10 ExpressLanes and El Monte Busway closure tonight through 5 p.m. Saturday

The El Monte Busway and I-10 ExpressLanes will be closed this weekend (March 22 and 23) between Alameda Street and the I-710 Freeway from 10 p.m. Friday to approximately 5 p.m. Saturday. The closure is necessary to complete Caltrans road work, which was planned for last week but postponed due to the Los Angeles Marathon.

The closure will impact the Metro Silver Line, Lines 485 and 487. Buses that usually use the Busway will be detoured into the general purpose freeway lanes on the I-10 Freeway. ExpressLanes will also not be available in the closure segment. The service advisory can be found here.

Metro will run a Silver Line Shuttle Special during the closure between El Monte Bus Station and Flower and 7th/Metro Center. The shuttle will travel surface streets to serve local station stops at Cal State LA and LAC/USC Medical Center and Busway/Alameda Station. Shuttles will run approximately every 60 minutes. Local Lines 70 and 71 can also be used to reach Cal State LA and LAC/USC Medical Center.

Regularly scheduled Silver Line service from El Monte and Artesia Transit Center will have no change in posted departure times.

Categories: Service Alerts

2 replies

  1. If you’re going to run a shuttle every 60 minutes and not post the schedule, why even bother? With the Silver to Silver promotion MTA pass holders can use their passes on the Foothill Transit Silver Streak which normally makes the detour route when the busway is closed.

  2. OMG, We just had another Silver Line detour on the 1-10 freeway 2 weeks ago. What is going on with these detours on the Silver Line? This line has so many unnecessary detours frequently which makes it unreliable for passengers to use. Stop these detours when their not necessary.