Five month closure of 6th Street between Flower and Hope begins June 3

A five-month full closure of 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles between Flower and Hope streets will start Saturday, June 3, and remain in effect until November 4. During the closure, work crews will perform roadway removal, utility relocation, and beam installation work required for the Regional Connector Transit Project.

The closure will also shut down the southbound 6th Street off-ramp from the 110 freeway and reduce the northbound 6th Street off-ramp from two lanes to one between Figueroa and Flower streets.

Detours:

  • Southbound freeway traffic will detour via 4th Street off-ramp to Grand Avenue and then back to 6th Street.
  • Northbound 110 motorists should use the 9th Street off-ramp as an alternative to avoid long delays.
  • Eastbound 6th Street thru traffic will detour south on Bixel Street, east on 7th Street, north on Olive Street and then back to 6th Street.

If traveling on the 110 to or from DTLA during the closure, make sure to plan ahead and allow for extra time. Commuters might consider carpool options or alternative routes.

 

Local access will be maintained on 6th Street from Hope Street to the AON Center, Pegasus Garage and The Standard Hotel. Sidewalks at the intersection of 6th Street and Flower will be modified with at least three crosswalks to remain open. Construction flaggers will be on site to facilitate access.

Several Metro bus lines will also be impacted with service delays and detours during the closure.

Eastbound Lines 16, 17, 18, 316 and 720: buses will detour via Wilshire Boulevard between Valencia and Hope Street and return to their regular route at 6th Street. Stops will be established on Wilshire at Witmer Street, Lucas Avenue and St. Paul Avenue. Return service and stops will remain unchanged.

Westbound Line 460 and Northbound Lines 442, 910 and 950: buses will detour via Hope Street between Olympic Boulevard and 6th Street. Stops will be established on eastbound Olympic at Figueroa Street and on northbound Hope Street at Wilshire and then return to their regular route at 6th Street. Return service and stops remain unchanged.

In addition, bus lines operated by Foothill Transit, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Montebello, Torrance and LADOT will be detoured.

The closure will begin on June 3 and will remain in effect through November 4.  Anticipated work hours are from 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, weather permitting. Work being done will also include drilling, excavation and the relocation and protection of three underground utility vaults. The street will be paved and restored at the end of the five-month closure.

The $1.755-billion Regional Connector Transit Project is a 1.9-mile underground light-rail extension that will connect the Blue, Expo and Gold Lines in downtown Los Angeles and will include three new stations at 1st Street/Central Avenue, 2nd Street/Broadway and 2nd Place/Hope Street.

The rail line is expected to serve 88,000 riders daily – including 17,000 new riders – and save commuters up to 20 minutes by reducing the need to transfer. The connector will provide a one-seat, one fare ride for commuters from Azusa to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

4 replies

  1. I would like to know on when Metro will finally release it’s study on rail improvements between DTLA & Burbank? I read about this study from The Source dated October 21, 2016

  2. There used to be traffic control officers at flower and 5th and flower and 3rd. What happened to them? It’s impossible to get out of this area now. So when the flower and 6th st closures occur, how can we get out?

  3. Detouring eastbound traffic to 7th Street is a bad idea. There is only one lane of traffic between Bixel and Hope, vs. 3 lanes on 6th St, so there will be 4 times as many cars in the same space. Please consider a detour to Wilshire instead where there is at least 2 lanes of traffic.