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An artist’s rendition of the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Image courtesy of Metro Transits
An artist’s rendition of the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Image courtesy of Metro Transits

Hole digging, cable splicing and general disruption is in store for the Civic Center all week, as subway construction intensifies in “DTLA” for the Regional Connector Transit Project.

Metro contractors are relocating utilities to make way for construction of a pair of underground light rail lines, officials at the project said. The lines will go up Flower Street, from Seventh to Second streets, and then east on Second under Bunker Hill and the Civic Center, to Little Tokyo.

Major work is planned Monday through Friday near First Street at Central Avenue, where power lines are being rerouted, cables are being spliced and construction material is being unloaded. That effort will mean all-day and evening lane closures on nearby Alameda Street.

In the area of Second Street and Broadway, near the Grand Central Market, 10 days of construction will mean eastbound Second will be closed at Broadway. Spring Street will get some lane closures at Second, officials said in a construction notice.

Over on Flower Street, water bypass pipes will be installed, meaning lanes will be closed on Fifth Street at Flower, near the Richard Riordan Main Library. Traffic lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks will be closed along Flower.

Major electric conduit excavations will be underway all week at Fourth and Flower, outside the Bonaventure Hotel, project officials said.

This work is being done to move water, phone, electric and fiber lines out of the path of the twin subway lines, which will bring Expo and Blue line trains across DTLA to connect with the Gold Line’s two arms, to Pasadena and East Los Angeles.

— City News Service

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