11-month closure of 2nd and Broadway begins Feb. 27

A full closure of the 2nd Street and Broadway intersection in downtown Los Angeles will start as early as 7 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, and will last through November 2016. During the closure, major utility relocation work and installation of piles and deck panels to support the future 2nd/Broadway underground station will take place.

Local access to businesses, residences and emergency responders will be maintained during the closure. Here is the news release from Metro

Metro buses operating northbound on Broadway near the construction and closure area will start detouring on Friday, Feb. 19.

  • Line 2 – 302, Line 4: detour via Hill Street between Venice Boulevard and Temple Street.
  • Line 45, 745: detour via Hill Street between 8th Street and 1st Street.
  • Line 30 – 330, Line 40: detour via Main Street between 6th Street and 1st Street.

Late night/owl trips on lines 2 and 4 will wait for transferring customers at a temporary stop on Hill Street and 8th Street. Line 45 late night/owl trips will wait for transferring customers at a temporary stop on 8th Street before making the right turn on Hill Street. 

For more details on Metro bus detours, visit our Service Advisories page.

All northbound LADOT DASH buses will be detoured to Hill Street between Cesar Chavez and 11th Street. 

Traffic Impacts

  • Westbound 2nd Street traffic will be detoured right on Main Street, left on 1st Street, left on Hill Street and right on westbound 2nd Street.
  • Eastbound 2nd Street traffic will be detoured left on Hill Street, right on 1st. Street, right on Spring Street and left on eastbound 2nd Street.
  • Northbound Broadway traffic will be detoured left on 3rd Street, right on Hill Street, right on Temple, and left on northbound Broadway.
  • Southbound Broadway traffic will be detoured right on Temple, left on Hill Street, left on 4th Street, and right on southbound Broadway.

Construction work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Overnight work between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. may be necessary. If you have questions about the construction work, please call the project hotline at 213.922.7277.

Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice. For the latest information about the Regional Connector Transit Project and for construction updates, visit metro.net/regionalconnector.

The Regional Connector is a $1.55-billion underground rail system that completes a 1.9-mile segment between the Metro Blue and Expo Lines and the Metro Gold Line by providing a direct connection with three new stations planned for 1st Street/Central Avenue, 2nd Street/Broadway and 2nd Place/Hope Street in downtown Los Angeles.

The Connector, expected to be completed in 2020, will attract nearly 17,000 new daily riders and provide access to more than 88,000 passengers saving commuters up to 20 minutes off their daily commutes. It will provide a one-seat, one fare ride for commuters traveling north and south from Azusa to Long Beach and for commuters traveling east and west from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica without the need to transfer between rail lines.

The new Metro Rail extension will offer an alternative transportation option to congested roadways, provide significant environmental benefits and spur economic development throughout the County. Through improved connectivity, riders will be better able to use the entire Metro Rail system, municipal bus lines and other regional transportation services.

4 replies

    • Hi Neel,

      Pedestrian access will be maintained around the closure, including both 2nd Street and Broadway.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  1. Thank you for the information about the closure. Does Metro have plans to put in bike routes or sharrows to account for the loss of 2nd St for bicyclists? 2nd St has sharrows. Maybe a bike lane could be installed on 5th St?

  2. hopefully this station breathes some life into this corner. so many cool places within just a couple blocks, but the corner of 2nd/Broadway itself is pretty drab. hopefully some new ped-friendly businesses, bars and restaurants spring up