MyFigueroa construction has been progressing over the summer, and you can check out our updated construction schedule here. We anticipate putting the finishing touches on the Figueroa portion of the project at the beginning of 2018, with the 11th Street portion just a few weeks behind that. Check back here for updates as the contractors continue their work along Figueroa and 11th St!
If you've been in the USC area, you have likely seen the progress installing the five bus platforms on Figueroa between Jefferson and Exposition. These are nearly complete, with a few finishing touches and transit shelters expected to be added in August.
Now work moves northward on Figueroa, into Downtown. Beginning the weekend of July 29, Figueroa will be reduced to three northbound lanes between 11th and 8th Streets. This traffic pattern will remain in place for the next 60-90 days, while crews pour concrete for four more bus platforms on these blocks. On one or two weekends during this period, the northbound lanes will be further reduced to two lanes—but for as limited a time as possible.
You can also be on the lookout for new traffic signal poles going in along Figueroa in the next few weeks! These poles will include new bike signal heads for the protected bike lanes along MyFig, similar to the ones found on Los Angeles Street.
Thanks again for your patience while we work to make Figueroa better, safer, and more enjoyable for everyone using the street. During MyFig construction, Fig out a different way to go! Try biking, transit, or an alternate route. See myfigueroa.com for more info.Please continue to share these updates with your friends and neighbors on Figueroa. And check
The installation of MyFig bus platforms near USC is underway! As contractors work to install the bus pad at Figueroa and Exposition, north-bound Figueroa will be temporarily limited to one lane of traffic in early June.
From approximately 9:00am on Friday June 2 until 6:00am on Monday June 5, north-bound traffic on Figueroa will be reduced to a single lane at Exposition Blvd.
LADOT is doing everything in its power to minimize the impact of this work, and workers will be using a quicker drying concrete to reduce the time of this closure.
Other ongoing MyFigueroa work:
- On the east side of Figueroa contractors continue work on the five bus platforms between Exposition Blvd. and 23rd St, including the completion of four of the five sidewalk ramps this past week.
- Contractors have also been prepping the five locations of the bus platforms this week, and on Friday and Saturday they will be pouring the framing of the platforms. We will soon start to see what Figueroa will look like with MyFig complete!
- Next weekend, contractors install the new bus pad at Exposition mentioned above, and the other four bus pads will follow – but these will not involve additional lane closures.
- In the meantime, contractors have set up the temporary traffic signal poles to allow removal of the old ones. Contractors will begin installing new permanent signal poles over the next few weeks.
MyFigueroa construction is progressing! Bus platform installation on Fig is happening this weekend and through the following week. Construction crews will install five new, specially designed bus platforms on Figueroa, between Exposition Blvd. and 23rd St.
As mentioned before, this work will require some parking restrictions and limits to turning movements along Figueroa, in order to maintain two lanes of moving traffic at all times. While work is expected to only take place during the day, these changes will remain in place overnight and for the next several weeks.
Stay tuned for further updates!
Construction along Figueroa will begin next week, April 3-7, with the removal of two median islands near USC's McCarthy Way (between Jefferson and Exposition). While the center lanes will be closed for safety, nearby parking will be restricted in order to maintain two lanes of moving traffic. Work will only take place during the workday (9:00am – 4:00pm), but some of the changes are expected to remain in place overnight through Friday afternoon.
The following week of April 10, construction crews will begin to install five new bus platforms on Figueroa, between Exposition Blvd. and 23rd St. This work will also require some parking restrictions and limits to turning movements along Figueroa, in order to maintain two lanes of moving traffic at all times. While work is expected to only take place during the day, these changes will remain in place overnight and for the next several weeks.
As this project progresses, you can avoid traffic by trying a different way to go. We can help you 'Fig It Out' — try biking, transit, or an alternate route—see our Getting Around page for all sorts of tips!
If you missed it, we have also posted the full MyFig construction schedule at myfigueroa.com. The schedule is subject to change, but you can expect to be see a completed MyFigueroa by September, 2017!
As we close in on six months from the anticipated completion date for MyFigueroa, we wanted to share the detailed construction schedule for the remainder of the MyFig project. You can now download it here!
Please note that this schedule will continue to fluctuate somewhat as the project moves along, and we will do our best to keep you up to date on any changes.
The anticipated completion date is mid- to late-September, and we can't wait to bike on Fig with you this fall.
MyFig Improvements are Underway on 11th Street
If you live or work in the MyFigueroa area, you've likely noticed that construction is well underway on 11th Street. 11th Street is closed to one lane from Los Angeles Street to Figueroa to allow for construction in the roadway and on the northern sidewalk. Please bear with us while we work to make 11th St better for everyone walking, biking, and driving there!
Improvements coming soon to 11th Street include:
- Wider, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks
- A bike lane connecting to protected bike lanes on Figueroa
- New curbs and better drainage
- Improved traffic signals
- Refurbished street lighting
MyFig Construction Starting Soon on Figueroa
Construction will begin on Figueroa itself very soon. LADOT and the contractors are still finalizing traffic control plans, to ensure traffic can continue to flow as smoothly as possible during the construction of the new bus platforms.
The first phase will start this month in front of USC, between Exposition and 23rd Street – the removal of two median islands, followed by the installation of bus platform islands on Figueroa
Please continue to share these details with others in the area and let them know that MyFigueroa will bring a better, safer, and more beautiful Figueroa Street to the neighborhood soon.You can also download and share our construction notice here!
Happy New Year from the MyFigueroa team! We've been hard at work so far in 2017, and construction will be starting on the north side of 11th Street in early February.
This work will include sidewalk widening, new curbs and gutters, improved traffic signals, and the continued installation and refurbishment of street lighting and tree removals. 11th Street will be reduced to a single west-bound lane during this time.
We also expect to begin construction on Figueroa itself by early March, as we are currently reviewing and finalizing the complex traffic control plans that will allow traffic flow to continue as we build the main portion of MyFig.
Stay tuned for more details about the construction schedule coming later in February. For questions or concerns during construction, contact us!
As 2016 wraps up, MyFigueroa construction has been getting underway. Over at LADOT, we are working with other local agencies and developers along Figueroa to coordinate our construction schedule for the new year. We will keep you updated as those details progress.
In the next couple weeks, installation of temporary street lighting will begin on 11th Street, and tree removal along both 11th Street and Figueroa will take place. The tree removal will make way for wider and more accessible sidewalks and for the street reconfiguration on Figueroa itself. Each tree removed is replaced with two new trees, resulting in net increase in trees for our city and future shade for MyFig.
Stay tuned for updates as MyFigueroa construction moves along, and we look forward to seeing this project finally come to fruition next year.
Left to right: CD 9 and CD 14 Councilmembers Curren Price, Jr., and Jose Huizar, along with Tamika Butler, LA County Bicycle Coalition Executive Director, Deborah Murphy, Deborah Murphy Urban Design + Planning, Dan Mitchell, LADOT Assistant General Manager and Vince Bertoni, Director of City Planning commemorate the MyFig start of construction with a groundbreaking at 11th St. and Fig St.
More information about the project can be found at MyFig Press Release 10-24-16.
We are pleased to announce that LADOT has signed a contract with All American Asphalt as the builder for the MyFigueroa streetscape project, and construction on MyFigueroa is right around the corner – breaking ground in October, 2016!
We will provide more specific updates on the construction schedule in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here are some construction details to help you better understand what to expect:
Traffic lane closures and sidewalk closures, when needed, will be limited to the hours between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday through Friday. There may be limited construction on Saturdays later in the construction process, but LADOT considers it unlikely at this time. No work is expected to be scheduled for Sundays.
There may be limited night construction (7:00pm to 6:00am) in the future. This would expedite completion of the project, though it is not expected at this time. In the case that night construction is deemed necessary, there will be an opportunity for community input prior to scheduling.Some areas of this project will likely be affected by the City's Holiday Season Street Closure Restrictions (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day). Each year, the City of Los Angeles prohibits street closures and construction in specific areas to avoid disruption to the holiday shopping season. This year, the moratorium dates are from November 21st, 2016 until midnight on January 1, 2017. Construction along Figueroa St. north of Olympic Blvd. will likely be suspended during this period.
See the Resources section of our website for a media kit of digital flyers and other materials with more information. Help us spread the word that MyFig is coming soon!
Bike Month is here, and it's time to think about what it will be like to bike on MyFigueroa, Downtown LA's first protected bike lane.
That's right! Construction on the long awaited MyFig project will be starting soon in 2016, bringing safety improvements for bicycle and transit users and a better Figueroa for us all. (more info here)
Stay tuned for updates on MyFig construction, and in the meantime, Let's Fig Out different ways to get around Figueroa outside of our cars.
FIg Out a Bike Route: This Thursday May 19 is Bike to Work Day. If you're biking near Fig, stop at LACBC's South LA Pit Stop at MLK Blvd and Vermont (the southeastern edge of the MyFigueroa project).
Fig Out Expo: This Friday, May 20 is Metro's Expo Line Phase 2 grand opening. For the first time in 60 years, Angelenos will be able to ride a train from Downtown LA to the beach in Santa Monica! Hop on the Metro Expo Line Downtown or near USC, where it runs just one block east of the MyFigueroa project. See how MyFigueroa will connect with Metro to give Angelenos more options for getting around.
Happy New Year! We're so excited that Downtown LA's first protected bike lane will be coming to Figueroa soon. Construction is kicking off this spring. Be sure to check back here for updates as that gets started.
Biking on Fig from USC to CicLAvia, we explored downtown on bike and learned about the MyFigueroa project coming soon!