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Traffic Heads-Up for First Day of School

Current construction-related traffic control measures near Wilshire and Highland.

School starts for our local LAUSD schools tomorrow (Tuesday, August 15), so neighborhood traffic will once again swell to school-year levels, including – inevitably – at least a bit of first-day congestion and confusion near our local campuses at drop-off and pickup times.

To help make sure everyone knows how local subway construction will affect our streets on this big day, here’s a rundown of Metro’s current activity, including lane reductions and other restrictions:

Wilshire Blvd./Bronson Ave. & Wilshire Blvd./Tremaine Ave. – Instrumentation Work

  • Bronson Ave. will be closed just south of Wilshire Blvd. on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Access to Bronson Ave. will be maintained from 6th St. 7am-6pm, Monday—Tuesday.
  • Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to two lanes between Tremaine Ave. and Rimpau Blvd., 9am-3:30pm, Monday—Friday.

Wilshire Blvd./La Brea Ave. – Excavation and Utility Work
Excavation from behind the closure at Wilshire Blvd./Sycamore Ave. and from the staging yards at Wilshire Blvd./La Brea Ave.

  • Wilshire Blvd./Sycamore Ave. intersection will be restricted intermittently from 9am-3:30pm on Monday.
  • Through traffic will be restricted on Sycamore Ave. at Wilshire Blvd.
  • Left turns will be restricted from Sycamore Ave. to Wilshire Blvd.
  • The west leg crosswalk will be closed. Pedestrians will be redirected to La Brea Ave.

Wilshire Blvd./Cloverdale Ave. – Pot Holing & Jet Grouting Preparation

  • Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Cochran Ave. and Detroit St.
  • Left turns will be restricted form eastbound Wilshire Blvd. to northbound Detroit St. intermittently 9am-3:30 pm., Monday–Friday.

For more information, including further information on construction work next weekend, see and/or call Metro’s 24-hour construction hotline at (213) 922-6934.  Also, to find out how the Metro work will affect local bus service and stops, call (323) GO-METRO or visit


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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