Construction will begin on the Metro Regional Connector Project (RCP) in downtown Los Angeles this Saturday. Closures and detours will be start at 4 a.m. on Saturday and last until 5 a.m. on Monday on Flower Street between 5th Street and Wilshire Boulevard.
Flower Street will be closed between 5th Street and 6th Street. I-110 off-ramps at 6th Street will be closed. A detour will be via Grand Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. Drivers will be able to turn right from 6th Street to Flower Street only. The northbound I-110 will be detoured to upper 4th Street, and the southbound 110 Freeway will be detoured to 9th Street.
Flower Street between 6th Street and Wilshire Boulevard and I-110 off-ramps at 6th Street will be closed. A detour will be via Hope Street to Wilshire Boulevard with one 6th Street through lane maintained. Northbound I-110 detoured to upper 4th Street, southbound detoured to 9th Street.
The RCP will add 1.9 miles of underground light rail to connect the Gold Line with the Blue, Expo, Red and Purple lines without stopping at Union Station.
By 2021, there will be three new stations in downtown Los Angeles on 1st Street/Central Avenue; 2nd Street/Broadway; and 2nd Place/Hope Street. These stations will allow passengers to travel from Azusa to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica without transferring lines.
Street closures will affect a portion of Flower Street between 5th Street and Wilshire Boulevard every weekend through October 21. Subsequent weekend closures will start at 8 p.m. Fridays through 5 a.m. Mondays.
In late September and October, Flower Street will be closed between 6th Street and Wilshire Boulevard. A detour will be via Hope Street to Wilshire Boulevard. All 6th Street through traffic will be maintained. The I-110 freeway 6th Street off-ramps will be open.
Pedestrian walkways and businesses will remain open during construction, according to a media release by Metro.