Heads of State, diplomats from all over the western hemisphere expected; Angelenos should prepare for some local travel impacts
LOS ANGELES— The city of Los Angeles is privileged to host the ninth Summit of the Americas June 6-10, a gathering expected to include world leaders from across North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. The ninth summit is only the second time the United States has hosted since 1994, when the inaugural summit was held in Miami.
“We are delighted to host the Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles and to welcome leaders from across the Western Hemisphere here to focus on our common goal of securing a sustainable, resilient, and equitable future for all of our peoples.” , said the mayor. Eric Garcetti. “The summit will not only bring real benefits to our communities and the local economy, but will also result in temporary changes to traffic patterns in parts of the city – and we want to make sure Angelenos are aware and prepared to these impacts. on our streets, highways and highways.
Traffic will likely be impacted in the Downtown Los Angeles area and around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from Monday, June 6 at 10 p.m. through Saturday, June 11 at noon. Here are the expected operational impacts during the summit.
Passengers traveling to or from Los Angeles International Airport should expect impacts to rolling traffic. Departing passengers are encouraged to allow extra time to reach the airport, especially on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Follow @FlyLAXStats on Twitter for the latest updates on travel times to and through the central area of the airport terminal. Updates will also be posted as needed on the airport’s main Twitter feed, @FlyLAXAirport.
In order to avoid traffic congestion and delays in downtown Los Angeles during the Summit of the Americas, areas between the 10 and 101 freeways and west of the 110 should be avoided whenever possible.
Separately, on Thursday, June 9, on the Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) — from Coastline Drive to the Santa Monica Tunnel (McClure Tunnel) — one southbound traffic lane will be dedicated to emergency vehicles from noon to 10 p.m. .
From Monday, June 6 at 10 p.m. to Saturday, June 11 at noon, commuters should avoid the following downtown access points:
- Connecting Ramps from Highway 10 East and West to Highway 110 North
- Northbound 110 Freeway exits into downtown LA to include Pico Boulevard, 9e Street, 6e Street, 4e Street, and 3rd Street
- Highway 110 south exits for 6e Wilshire Street and Boulevard
- Figueroa Street, north and south traffic, between Washington Boulevard and 3rd Street
- Pico Boulevard, eastbound and westbound traffic, between Union Avenue and Grand Avenue
- sevene Street traffic, eastbound and westbound, between rue Bixel and rue Flower
- Wilshire Boulevard, eastbound and westbound traffic, between Bixel Street and Flower Street
Several other roads in downtown Los Angeles will be intermittently closed to traffic due to the summit.
To access the city centre, motorists must take the following motorway exits:
- Westbound on Hwy 10, Exit 16A Santa Fe, 15B Alameda Street, 15A Central Ave, 14B San Pedro Street, 14A Convention Center.
- Eastbound on Hwy 10, exit Convention Center/Grand Avenue/Olive Street, 14A Maple Avenue, 14B San Pedro Street, 15A Central Avenue, 15B Alameda Street, 16A Santa Fe Avenue.
- Heading north on Hwy 110, exit 20B 37th Street and Exposition Boulevard, 20C Adams Boulevard, or transition onto Hwy 10 or 101 eastbound or westbound.
Businesses on these designated streets will remain open and foot traffic, private bicycles, etc. will also be allowed.
Caltrans District 7, which oversees freeways in Los Angeles, expects lane and ramp closures in downtown, especially those leading and away from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Updates will be provided during the week @CaltransDist7 and @CaltransHQ.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation does not anticipate any suspended or canceled routes during summit week. However, detours are likely for DASH routes A, B, E and F as well as Commuter Express lines 409, 419, 422, 423, 431, 437, 438, 439, 448, 534 and the Union Station/Bunker Hill shuttle . and some stops will be temporarily closed. More details will be available throughout the summit via LADOT’s Rider Alerts page at ladottransit.com/whatsnew and via Twitter at @ladotofficial and @ladottransit.
Similarly, buses and trains in the Los Angeles Metro can experience detours. Riders can follow LA Metro’s service alerts feed on Twitter @metrolaalerts for updates.
Additional changes may be communicated by the relevant agencies and will also be available at unifiedla.lacity.org and via Twitter @unifiedla.