Regional Connector Spurs Tree Removal, Replacement

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Downtowners, take heed: Utility relocation for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $1.366 billion Regional Connector continues this week, which means slowed traffic and some street closures.

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Efforts to move a natural gas line along Second Street at both Spring and Main streets will begin on Tuesday, March 25, and last for about five weeks. Metro’s anticipated work hours are 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays. During the week, westbound traffic on Second Street will be detoured onto Main Street; on Saturdays, all traffic on Second Street near Main and Spring will be detoured to those streets. Construction of the Regional Connector, which will add three Downtown Metro rail stations and streamline rail travel throughout the region, is slated for completion in 2020.

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