Lane Reduction on First Street in Little Tokyo


As part of the Regional Connector Transit Project, Metro has announced k-rail placement and traffic lane reconfiguration to perform roadway widening on First Street downtown to support upcoming Metro Gold Line track relocation efforts.

Following k-rail installation, First Street between Alameda and Vignes streets will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

A full closure of First Street is anticipated to start Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6 a.m. and continue through Sunday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. K-rail will remain in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week for approximately 10 weeks.

Anticipated construction work hours on weekdays starting Monday, Oct. 26, are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some activities may require overnight work between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. weeknights.

First Street traffic will be detoured at Alameda or Vignes to Temple or Second Street this weekend.

The south sidewalk on First between Hewitt and Vignes will be restricted. Local pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

Crosswalks at the First/Hewitt intersection will be closed as part of this activity. Pedestrian detours will be in place at the First/Alameda and First/Vignes intersections.

Left turns at the First/Hewitt intersection will be permanently restricted as a result of this activity. Traffic will be redirected to Vignes or Alameda.

Access to businesses and driveways will be maintained. Pedestrian access will be maintained outside the construction zone. Emergency access will be maintained.

Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice. For the latest information, visit, or or contact the Project Hotline at (213) 922-7277.



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