Board decides to push Regional Connector final environmental study certification to April

The Board of Directors just voted to continue their consideration of the Regional Connector’s Final Environmental Impact/Statement to their April meeting.

Metro staff told the Board that discussions are continuing with downtown Los Angeles residents and business interests concerned about construction techniques and impacts along Flower Street.

One possibilty, said Metro staff, is using tunnel boring machines to go as far south as 5th Street — instead of 4th Street — to reduce the part of Flower where cut-and-cover methods would be used.