METRO, LADOT, and Streets LA have all partnered to make big improvements along 5th and 6th Streets from Flower Street to Central Avenue. The goal of this project is to increase safety & mobility for all street users.

These improvements include:

  • Repaving streets & restriping lanes
  • Adding protected bike lanes on 5th St & 6th St, between Spring St & Central Ave
  • Adding bus-only lanes (weekdays from 7am to 7pm)

Phase 1 of the project will take place in June & July 2020 (yep - right now!) and will include repaving and restriping 5th Street and 6th Street, activating bus-only lane on westbound 5th Street from Central Avenue to, installing a mid-block pedestrian crossing signal (roughly 400 feet east of Flower Street), activating bus-only lane on eastbound 6th Street from Hope Street to Central Avenue.

Phase 2 is projected to occur in April of 2021 and will include extending the bus-only lane on westbound 5th Street from mid-block to Flower Street, and installing a signal queue jumper for buses on 5th Street at Flower Street.

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