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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) contracted crews on Jan. 10 will begin an eight-month street restoration project near the Little Tokyo/Arts District light-rail station as the agency advances its Regional Connector transit project, LA Metro officials announced last week.
As part of the 1.9-mile underground light-rail extension project that will connect the Blue, Expo and Gold lines in downtown Los Angeles by 2022, crews built a temporary roadway near the Little Tokyo Station to facilitate excavation and construction of a tunnel under 1st and Alameda streets, LA Metro officials said in a press release.
Now, crews must remove the deck panels that made up the temporary roadway, backfill and pave the road to restore the street. The work will require street closures around the station until Aug. 31, 2020.
The Regional Connector transit project will also include three new stations at 1st Street/Central Avenue, 2nd Street/Broadway and 2nd Place/Hope Street.