Information available Saturday on Eastside Access Project — look for the booth at the East L.A. Civic Center

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Here’s the news release from Metro:

Metro to offer information on Eastside Access Project Saturday, September 7, at ELA Civic Center

Information about a project that will make it easier to access Metro Gold Line rail stations in East Los Angeles will be available at a Metro booth at the East Los Angeles Civic Center Library, 4837 Third Street, East Los Angeles from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 7. Metro staff also will be on hand.

The $30 million Eastside Access Project is a Measure R project that will create easy access for pedestrians and bicyclists to eight Metro Gold Line Eastside stations in the City of Los Angeles and the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.

The work at the stations –Indiana, Maravilla, ELA Civic Center and Atlantic-, will include rebuilding sidewalks, new trees, pedestrian lighting, curb extensions, landscaping, trash receptacles, wayfinding signage, street furniture and bikeway.

The project is divided in several phases –City of Los Angeles included Pico/Aliso, Mariachi Plaza, Soto and Indiana stations Construction is underway and project completion is expected by 2016.

In Los Angeles County the stations are Indiana, Maravilla, ELA Civic Center and Atlantic. The project will be begins construction by summer 2014 with completion expected by 2017.

Metro is conducting final design and funding and coordinating with Los Angeles County Public Works who will be build the project and maintain it.

Work on the Little Tokyo/Arts District station will be coordinated with the Regional Connector light rail project. Completion is expected by 2021.

This event is sponsored by Metro and Supervisor and Metro Board member Gloria Molina. For more information about the project visit the project’s home page