Bus priority lanes completed on Alvarado Street between Sunset and 7th

Metro has partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to install the final phase of bus priority lanes on Alvarado Street between the 101 freeway and Sunset Boulevard.

The initial phase of the project, from 7th Street to the 101, was completed in June 2021. Installation of the final section took place earlier this month with LADOT restriping the curbside lanes, replacing existing signage and installing pavement markings for new bus priority lanes. Caltrans was also a key partner in the project. 

Buses will use the southbound lanes during morning peak hours (7 to 10 a.m.) and the northbound lanes during afternoon peak hours (3 to 7 p.m.).

These bus lanes are one of the many recommendations resulting from the Bus Speed Engineering Working Group, a collaborative effort between Metro and LADOT to to speed up transit service as part of the NextGen Bus Plan.

To help educate community members and the public regarding the safe use of bus priority lanes, a handout on “Improving Mobility & Safety Along Alvarado Street” is available in English and Spanish. As a reminder, it is illegal to park or stop in the bus priority lanes. Violators can be issued a citation and possibly towed.

For more information on the Alvarado Street Bus Priority Lanes Project, please visit the project website at metro.net/alvaradost, call the project hotline at 213.922.4869 or email alvaradost@metro.net.

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