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Removal of Trolley Rails on the 1st Street Bridge

As part of the Federal government’s Coronavirus Guidance for America, transportation infrastructure is considered an “Essential Critical Infrastructure.” Additionally, transit capital projects are not subject to the State of California’s Stay at Home order, therefore Metro construction projects continue to progress.


Metro Contractors have completed the micro milling of the deck surface on the 1st Street Bridge. Workers are now removing the trolley rails from 7am to 3:30 pm weekdays, moving from west to east. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction during this work. Construction will pause while Gold Line (L line) trains pass the construction site. There will be intermittent noise while the work is completed.

Weekend K-Rail and striping work is anticipated for two Saturdays: October 17 and October 24. Weekend work occurs from 8am to 6pm.*

Nighttime work is anticipated for October 15 through 16 and October 22 through 23. Nighttime work is anticipated to occur on weeknights from 9pm to 5am.*

What to Expect

What: Removal of trolley rails on the 1st Street Bridge
Where: First Street Bridge deck surface
When: October 3 to October 24
Hours of Construction: 7am – 3:30pm

*Weekend work is limited.


  • All work is limited to the deck surface of the 1st Street Bridge
  • Heavy equipment will be utilized, which may cause some noise
  • Construction will impact the traffic flow going in each direction on the bridge


The Division 20 Portal Widening and Turnback Facility Project will enhance the Division 20 Rail Yard to allow for improved service times throughout the Metro B Line (Red)/D Line (Purple) system.

Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice.  Work activity is subject to weather Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice. Work activity is subject to weather conditions.