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What is the Regional Connector?

The Regional Connector is a critically important rail connection project overwhelmingly approved by voters of the Measure R sales tax ordinance for LA County transportation improvements. It improves mobility through downtown Los Angeles, but its benefits also bring significant mobility improvements for transit commuters throughout LA County. The project will provide a one-seat, one fare ride for commuters from Azusa to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica without the need to transfer between rail lines for major east/west and north/south trips.

The Regional Connector completes a 1.9-mile gap between the Metro Blue Line and the Metro Gold Line by providing a direct connection with three new stations planned for 1st Street/Central Avenue, 2nd Street/Broadway and 2nd Place/Hope Street. Once built, the Regional Connector Project will attract 17,000 new daily riders and provide access to more than 90,000 passengers saving commuters up to 20 minutes off their daily commutes, and will help create a total economic output of over $2.2 billion and create 16,469 direct and indirect jobs during construction. It is also estimated to create an increase in state and local tax revenues of more than $93 million.

Yonah Hong
Construction Relations Officer
Metro - Regional Connector
(213) 364-2370
For more on Regional Connector:
E-mail: RegionalConnector@metro.net
Website: Metro.net/regionalconnector
Twitter: @metroconnector
Facebook: Facebook.com/metroregionalconnector
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Power relocation and AT&T utility relocation work in conjunction with Metro Regional Connector construction will require FULL STREET CLOSURE in the Little Tokyo area this Saturday, Sept. 6.  Affected areas include 1st St. between Alameda and Hewitt Sts.  

An EASTBOUND DIRECTIONAL CLOSURE will also be implemented on 1st St between Central Ave. and Alameda St.  No work is anticipated on Sunday, Sept. 7.

As part of ongoing power relocation and AT&T line relocation work on 1st and Alameda Sts., a full street closure on 1st Street between Alameda and Hewitt Streets and an eastbound directional closure on 1st St. between Central and Alameda will be implemented on Saturday, Sept. 6, for one day only.  Anticipated work hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Construction activities for the AT&T utility relocation work will continue on 1st between Central Ave. and Rose St. 
· Eastbound directional closure will be implemented on 1st St between Central Ave. and Hewitt St.
· Eastbound 1st St will be detoured right on San Pedro St, left on 2nd St, left on Hewitt St and back to 1st St.
· Access to businesses and driveways will be maintained during work hours via Hewitt St to 1st St.