In partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) is installing the initial phase of the La Brea Av Bus Priority Lanes Project.
Bus priority lanes will be installed along La Brea Avenue between Sunset and Olympic boulevards and will be in operation on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Work will continue with the community to finalize the project design for the segment between Olympic and Coliseum Street.
Installation work began July 5. All work will occur on weekdays only (Monday through Friday) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Construction activities are anticipated to last between four to six weeks.
L.A. Metro’s contractor will restripe curbside lanes, replace existing signage with new bus lane signs and install pavement markings for new bus priority lanes between Sunset and Olympic.
Due to this work, temporary lane closures will occur on La Brea between Sunset and Orange Drive, as necessary. Parking will be temporarily prohibited during work hours — only one side of the street at a time. Temporary signage will have detour information for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
The project is one of the many recommendations from the Bus Speed Engineering Working Group, approved by the L.A. Metro Board of Directors and the LA City Council in July 2019 as a collaborative effort to identify, design, fund and implement transit supportive infrastructure to speed up transit service as part of the NextGen Bus Plan.