Installation of new bus lanes in DTLA begins tomorrow –

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In partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Metro is pleased to announce the upcoming installation of bus priority lanes on southbound Grand Avenue, between Hope Place and Pico Boulevard, and northbound Olive Street between 2nd Street and Pico.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will conduct striping removals and re-stripe the rightmost travel lanes, replace existing signage with new bus lane signage, and install pavement markings for new bus priority lanes.

Due to this work, the far right travel lane will be closed as needed and any disruption to traffic is expected to be minimal, as each spot closure is expected to last about an hour. Virtually all curbside street parking and loading zones will remain available.

Installation work will occur on Olive on Saturday, November 6 from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work on Grand Av will occur on Saturday, November 13th from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. If remaining work is needed, it will occur on Saturday, November 20, from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This project is one of the many recommendations resulting from the Bus Speed Engineering Working Group, authorized by the Metro Board of Directors and the LA City Council in July 2019. It is a collaborative effort between Metro and LADOT to identify, design, fund and implement transit supportive infrastructure to speed up transit service as part of the NextGen Bus Plan.

For more information on the Grand Av and Olive St Bus Priority Lanes Project, please visit the project website at, call our project hotline at 213.922.4869, or e-mail us at