Metro to Conduct Excavation Next to JVP


On Nov. 10 and 11, Metro is scheduled to perform an excavation next to the Japanese Village Plaza Parking structure in Little Tokyo to confirm the depth of the existing foundation.

The work will be performed on the sidewalk next to the parking structure on Central Avenue between First and Second streets. The excavation is expected to be five to six feet deep and approximately four feet by four feet in dimension.

Those who will be in the area are asked to use caution and to be aware of safety barricades.

The Metro Regional Connector project will provide a 1.9-mile fully-underground connection for the Metro Gold, Blue and Exposition Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines. The project is completing the final environmental impact statement/environmental impact report, and initiated preliminary engineering in January 2011.

The final EIS/EIR is expected to be released later this month and transmitted to the Metro Board of Directors for approval in January 2012.

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