Limited service on Blue Line from Willowbrook to Long Beach on Friday, May 17

Willowbrook-LBTM (30 Mins)

Due to urgent track switch maintenance that must be completed on the Metro Blue Line, there will be limited train service between Willowbrook Station and Long Beach Transit Mall this Friday, May 17.

Starting at 9 p.m. until close of service, trains will only run every 30 minutes between Willowbrook Station and Long Beach Transit Mall. Announcements will be made at Blue Line stations, you can also follow real time alerts on Twitter or check Metro’s Service Advisories page. Please plan ahead and expect extended wait times if you need to travel that segment Friday night.

Regular Friday evening service will run between 7th/Metro and Willowbrook.

Motorist alert!: upcoming 10-hour northbound 405 closures this weekend

Here's the news release from Metro:

Full 10-Hour Northbound I-405 Freeway Closures at Santa Monica Boulevard in West L.A. Planned May 17, 18

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to conduct two additional full 10-hour northbound I-405 freeway closures from the Santa Monica Boulevard off-ramp to the Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramp in West Los Angeles on the nights of Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Because these closures are twice as long as the normal five-hour night-time freeway closures, motorists are advised to plan ahead, avoid the area or take alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.

The contractor will continue to repair the approach slab at the connection between the I-405 freeway and the Santa Monica off-ramp. Similar work was completed last weekend on May 10.

• Northbound Santa Monica Boulevard off and on-ramps will remain open.

• Detour: Exit at the Santa Monica Boulevard off-ramp, go straight through traffic light and enter the Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramp.

• Traffic control officers will be deployed.

• CHP will be monitoring the area surrounding the closure.

The following ramps will be closed during the 10-hour closures:

• Northbound Olympic Boulevard on-ramp

• Santa Monica Boulevard from Sawtelle Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard

• I-10 west connector to northbound I-405

• I-10 east connector to northbound I-405

What to expect:

• Construction schedule is subject to change based on daily progress and field conditions.

• Notification of ramp closures will be provided on a daily basis through the PM Closure e-mail notices. Subscribe to daily e-mail alerts at www.metro.net/405.​

• For a listing of daily closures and latest updates visit our website at http://www.metro.net/405 or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/I_405 and Facebook at www.facebook.com/405project

 


Full northbound I-405 closure from Santa Monica Boulevard to Wilshire planned from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. Friday

Here’s the news release from Metro:

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to conduct a full northbound I-405 freeway closure from Santa Monica Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles beginning Thursday night, May 9 2013 from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

The full northbound freeway closure is scheduled to prepare the Santa Monica bridge for the approach slab repair work scheduled for Friday night, May 10.

  • Detour: Exit at the Santa Monica Boulevard off-ramp, right on Santa Monica Boulevard, left on Sepulveda Boulevard, right on Wilshire to the northbound I-405 on-ramp.
  • Traffic control officers will be deployed.
  • CHP will be monitoring the area surrounding the closure.

What to expect:

  • Construction schedule is subject to change based on daily progress and field conditions.
  • Notification of ramp closures will be provided on a daily basis through the PM Closure e-mail notices. Subscribe to daily e-mail alerts at www.metro.net/405.
  • For a listing of daily closures and latest updates visit our website at www.metro.net/405 or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/I_405  and Facebook at www.facebook.com/405project

Bus detours on May 11 due to Revlon Run/Walk for Women

The Revlon Run/Walk for Women will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this Saturday, May 11 from 7 a.m. to noon. Metro will be detouring the following bus lines in the Exposition Park area to accommodate the event.

Metro Lines: 14/37, 38, 81, 102, 200 and Metro Silver Line

Check Service Advisories for more details. Metro Bus detours will be in effect from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. or while barricades are present. Lines 81, 102 and 200 will begin detouring at 9 p.m. on Friday, May 10 due to event set-up. Plan ahead and allow extra time for travel.

To avoid traffic congestion around the Coliseum, participants in the Revlon Run/Walk are encouraged to ride the Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station to get to the event. For more routes and connections, please use the Trip Planner.

Attention Kings fans: no Expo Line service out of downtown L.A. on Saturday night due to repair work; bus shuttles replace trains north of 23rd Street station after 8:20 p.m.

If you have not yet heard, here is the situation tomorrow night. The Kings-Blues playoff game begins at Staples Center at 7 p.m. At that time, Expo Line trains will be running normal weekend service between Culver City and 7th/Metro Center in downtown Los Angeles.

However, at 8:30 p.m. until the close of service Saturday night, the Expo Line will only run between Culver City and the 23rd Street station. At that point, a bus shuttle will run between 23rd Street station and the Blue Line’s Grand Station. Patrons on the Expo Line heading into downtown after 8:30 p.m. should exit at 23rd Street station, take the bus to the Grand station and board a Blue Line train there.

If you take the Expo Line to the game, there will be a bus shuttle service running between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. between Pico Station — one block from Staples Center — to the 23rd Street station. You’ve been warned: If you don’t want to deal with the bus after the game, then you may want to find another way to the game other than the Expo Line.

Metro apologizes for any inconvenience but this is repair work that must be done and it was scheduled before the final NHL playoff seedings were determined, which in turn impacted the playoff schedule.

DTLA May Day marches expected to cause bus delays

May Day marches and rallies are expected to take place in downtown L.A.’s central business district tomorrow and certain streets will start closing between 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. as marchers gather. LADOT will be closing and opening streets as events take place and traffic may not return to normal until after 7 p.m.

For a map of planned marches and LADOT’s traffic management plan, click here.

Bus detours will be changing throughout the day and delays are expected for the lines that pass through the central business district. These include lines: 2/302, 4,10, 14, 16/316, 18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 37, 40, 45, 48, 51, 52, 53, 55 (355), 60, 62, 66, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, 90, 91, 92, 94, 96, 442, 460, 487, 489, 704, 720, 728, 730, 733, 745, 760, 770, 794 and Metro Silver Line. Check Metro’s Service Advisories to see detour details.

If you’re traveling around or through DTLA tomorrow, Metro Rail is your best bet. Use Trip Planner to find a route or connection that works for you.

Bus detours for CicLAvia this Sunday, April 21

CicLAvia will be taking place this Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The route to the sea spans more than 15 miles from downtown L.A. to Venice, and here are the Metro Bus lines that will be detoured to accommodate the event.

Lines: 2, 4, 10/48, 14/37, 16, 18, 20, 28, 33, 51/52, 53, 55, 60, 62, 70, 71, 76, 78/79, 81, 83, 84/68, 90/91, 92, 94, 96, 105, 200, 460, 487, 534, 603, 720, 733, 760 and Metro Silver Line

Check the Service Advisories for more details on detour routes. Bus detours will be in effect on Sunday from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. or until the barricades are removed.

Subway tunnel washing makes a difference: check out these pics of grime-free tunnel walls

The clean portion of the wall is on the right; the waiting-to-be-cleaned section on the left.

Crews continue to make progress in the long term tunnel power washing project in the Red and Purple Line tunnels. The above photos show what the walls look like after being cleaned — they're now dust and grime free!

Work began at Union Station and is moving at a pace of roughly 200 feet a night. The cleaning is being done on Sunday through Thursday nights after 9 p.m.; the washing is the reason that Red Line trains are running 20 minutes after p.m. and Purple Line trains are only running between Wilshire/Vermont and Wilshire/Western.

All liquids from the cleaning process are being recaptured and properly disposed of by Metro.

Customers are reminded to find all planned service advisories at metro.net.

A better look at those sparkling clean tunnel walls.

 


Late night full closure of northbound 405 between 10 and Olympic on April 12 to 14

Here's the news release from Metro:

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will implement a full directional northbound freeway closure for approximately one-mile from the I-10 connector to the Olympic Boulevard on-ramp for the nights of Friday, April 12, Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, 2013.

The full northbound freeway closure is scheduled to prepare roadway and stage k-rail for additional lane and median construction.



Scheduled closure times:


Friday: Lane reductions at 11 p.m., full northbound closure at 1 a.m., open at 6 a.m.


Saturday: Lane reductions at 11 p.m., full northbound closure at 1 a.m., open at 7 a.m.


Sunday: Lane reductions at 11 p.m., close at 12 a.m., open at 5 a.m. Monday

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The northbound Olympic Boulevard on-ramp will be closed during the freeway closure.

Northbound Detour: From Olympic Boulevard, go north on Cotner Avenue to the northbound Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramp.
 From northbound I-405, exit to the westbound I-10, exit Bundy Drive North, go east on Santa Monica Bl to the northbound I-405 on-ramp.

Construction is dynamic and schedules are subject to change without notice. Work activity is subject to weather conditions.



For additional project information and ongoing construction updates, visit www.metro.net/I-405 or call the project hotline at 213-922-3665. The latest updates are also available on Twitter at www.twitter.com/I_405.



Bus detour notice for March 30 – 31

Due to street closures for filming, Metro will be detouring the following bus lines this weekend.

Line(s):        20, 30, 14/37, 51, 60, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 96, 487, 760, 770 & Metro Silver Line

In effect:      Saturday, March 30, 2013 & Sunday, March 31, 2013
                      6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Each Day

More details on detour routes after the jump. Passenger stops will be made at all intersections where it is safe to do so on detour routes.

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