Some good news from Metro staff working on the Regional Connector project in downtown. Here's the announcement:
What: The Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project will extend Light Rail Transit (LRT) tracks 1.9 miles underground through Downtown Los Angeles, connecting the Metro Gold, Blue, and Expo lines. The project also includes the construction of three new stations located at 1st/Central, 2nd/Broadway, and 2nd/Hope. Utility relocation activities are expected to begin in August 2012, with construction of the Regional Connector beginning in late 2013. Anticipated project completion is 2019.
When: Beginning August 2012 and continuing through August 2013.
Metro has secured a permit from the City of Los Angeles to complete utility relocation work from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
This work is being completed in advance of the Regional Connector construction. Activities such as tunnel boring and station construction will not begin until Metro has selected a Design/Build contractor, which is expected in 2013.
Where: Activities will be focused around Regional Connector station locations:
1st Street at Central Avenue
2nd Street at Broadway
2nd Street at Hope Street
What to Expect: Utility relocation activities will include the removal, realignment, and installation of new power, water, sewer, telephone, cable, and fiber optic lines. Specifically, there will be excavation and trenching in the area.
Work may take place in the street, or along sidewalks. Please take note of short-term detours, which will be posted adjacent to work areas. You may also expect short-term parking and travel lane restrictions.
Sign up to recieve notices for specific activities by following this link: http://eepurl.com/lqt29
Please call 213.922.7277 to request further information
For the latest construction information, visit www.metro.net/regionalconnector
Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
Wow that was fast the ink on the ROD was barely dry and already some work is beginning. Good luck with the project. The next time i visit i might not even recognize the metro rail with the new lines and new cars.