Graphic art image courtesy Metro website.

Starting Saturday, Sixth Street in downtown Los Angeles between Flower and Hope streets will be closed for five months for roadway removal, utility relocation and beam installation work required for the Regional Connector Transit Project.

The project will also shut down the Sixth Street off-ramp from the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway and reduce the northbound Sixth Street off-ramp from two lanes to one, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Southbound freeway traffic will be detoured to the Fourth Street off-ramp, to Grand Avenue and then back to Sixth Street.

Northbound traffic from the Harbor Freeway off-ramp to eastbound Sixth Street will be limited to just one lane between Figueroa and Flower streets. Northbound freeway motorists are advised to use the Ninth Street off-ramp as an alternative to avoid long delays.

Eastbound Sixth Street through traffic will be detoured to southbound Bixel Street and eastbound Seventh Street to Olive Street and then back to Sixth Street. Local access will be maintained on Sixth Street from Hope Street to the AON Center, Pegasus Garage and the Standard Hotel.

Sidewalks at the intersection of Sixth and Flower will be modified, with at least three crosswalks to remain open and construction flaggers on-site to facilitate access.

Regional Connector Constructors crews will work under contract to Metro.

–City News Service

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