Summit of the Americas: LA Streets to Avoid

The ninth Summit of the Americas is bringing even worse traffic to Los Angeles. This is the second time the U.S. has hosted the summit since 1994. The event runs through June 10.

There’s a right way and a wrong way to host a gathering of global leaders. Many residents are furious with the lack of advanced notice about the closures, some of which took place during an election. Downtown, there was very little signage about the event. Many people learned through word-of-mouth. 

“The Summit of the Americas has caused massive transit disruptions, removed multiple bike share stations, blocked scooter use, and closed streets throughout DTLA for an entire week with little notice DURING A MAJOR ELECTION,” tweeted Alissa Walker of Curbed, who hosts the LA Podcast.

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall will be closed Jun 7-10. 

Below are lists of road closures and bus detours to be aware of, courtesy of LA Metro:

STREET CLOSURES

These closures are in effect from 10 p.m. Monday, June 6, through 12 p.m. Saturday, June  11:

•The connector ramps from the east and westbound 10 Freeway to the 110 Freeway North.

•The 110 Freeway northbound exits into Downtown LA, to include Pico Blvd., 9th St, 6th St, 4th, and 3rd St.

•The 110 Freeway southbound exits for 6th St and Wilshire Blvd.

•Figueroa Blvd, north and southbound traffic, between Washington Blvd and 3rd St.

•Pico Blvd, east and westbound traffic, between Union Ave and Grand Ave.

•7th St, east and westbound traffic, between Bixel St. and Flower St.

•Wilshire Blvd., east and westbound traffic, between Bixel St. and Flower St.

There are several other streets in downtown Los Angeles that will be intermittently closed to traffic because of the Summit.

FREEWAY EXITS THAT WILL REMAIN OPEN NEXT WEEK

•From the Westbound 10 Freeway use these exits: 16A Santa Fe, 15B Alameda St, 15A Central Ave, 14B San Pedro Street or 14A Convention Center.

•From the Eastbound  10 Freeway, use the following exits: Convention Center/Grand Ave/Olive St, 14A Maple, 14B San Pedro Street, 15A Central Ave, 15B Alameda St or 16A Santa Fe.

•From the Northbound 110 Freeway, use these exits: 20B 37th St. and Exposition Blvd, 20C Adams Blvd, or use the downtown exits from the 10 (see above) or 101 Freeways.

BUS  DETOURS — SUNDAY, JUNE 5, THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE 11

In the detour descriptions, L means left turn and R means right turn.

Line 28

Eastbound: Regular route to Olympic Boulevard and Beacon Avenue then continue via Olympic Blvd. to L- Union Ave., R- Wilshire Blvd., L- Valencia St., R- 6th St., L- Hill St. and then resume regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Spring Street and 5th Street and then R- 5th St.-6th St., L- Valencia St. R- Wilshire Blvd., L- Union Ave., R- Olympic Blvd. and regular route.

Line 30

Eastbound: Regular route to Pico Boulevard and Alvarado Street and then R- Alvarado St., L- Hoover St. L- Washington Blvd., L- Olive St., R- Pico Blvd. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Pico Boulevard and Hope Street  and then continue via Pico Blvd. to L- Flower St R- Washington Blvd., R- Hoover St., L- Pico Blvd. and regular route.

Line 33

Eastbound: Regular route to Venice Boulevard and Hoover Street and then R- Hoover St., L- Washington Blvd., L- Olive St., R- Venice Blvd. and then resume regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Venice Boulevard and Hope Street and then continue via Venice Blvd. to L- Flower St., R- Washington Blvd., R- Hoover St., L- Venice Blvd. and then resume regular route.

Line 51

Eastbound: Regular route to 7th Street and Burlington Avenue and then continue via 7th St. to L- Union Ave. R- Wilshire Blvd., L- Valencia St., R- 6th St., R- Hill St., L- 7th St. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to 7th Street and Olive Street and then R- Olive St., L- 5th St.-6th St., L- Valencia St., R- Wilshire Blvd., L- Union Ave., R-7th St. and then resume regular route.

Line 66

Eastbound: Regular route to 8th Street and Beacon Avenue and then continue via 8th St. to L- Union St., R- Wilshire Blvd., L- Valencia St., R- 6th St., R- Hill St., L- 9th St. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to 8th Street and Olive Street and then R- Olive St., L- 5th St.-6th St., L- Valencia St., R- Wilshire Blvd., L-  Union Ave., R- 8th St. and regular route.

Line 81

Northbound: Regular route to Figueroa Street and Washington Boulevard then R- Washington Blvd., L- Hill St. to 9th St. and then resume regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Hill Street and 8th Streeet continue via Hill St., R- Washington Blvd., L- Figueroa St. and then resume regular route.

Line 460

Westbound: Regular route to Figueroa Street and Washington Boulevard then R- Washington Blvd. Eastbound: L- Olive St., R- 6th St. and then resume regular route.

Line 910/950 (J Line)

Northbound only: Regular route to Figueroa Street and Washington Boulevard then R- Washington Blvd. Eastbound: L- Olive St. to 6th St. and then resume regular route.

BUS DETOUR FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8

Line 910/950 (J Line)

Northbound: Regular route to Figueroa Street and Washington Boulevard then R- Washington Blvd.,  L- Olive St. to 6th St. and then resume regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Grand Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard and then continue via Grand Ave to R- 11th St., L- Flower St. and resume regular route.

BUS DETOURS FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 10

In the detour descriptions, L means left turn and R means right turn.

Line 14/37

Southbound: Regular route to Beverly Boulevard and Lucas Avenue, then continue via Beverly Blvd. to L- Beaudry Ave., R- Temple St., R- Hill St., R- 5th St., L- Grand Ave. and then resume regular route.

Northbound: Regular route to Olive Street and 4th Street then R- 4th St., L- Hill St., L- Temple St. L- Beaudry Ave., R- Beverly Blvd. and then resume regular route.

Line 28

Eastbound: Regular route to Olympic Boulevard and Beacon Avenue continue via Olympic Blvd. to L- Union Ave., R- Wilshire Blvd., L- Valencia St., R- 6th St., L- Hill St. and then resume regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Spring Street and 5th Street then R- 5th St.-6th St., L- Valencia St. R- Wilshire Blvd., L- Union Ave., R- Olympic Blvd. and then resume regular route.

Line 30

Eastbound: Regular route to Pico Boulevard and Alvarado Street then R- Alvarado St., L- Hoover St. L- Washington Blvd., L- Olive St., R- Pico Blvd. and then resume regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Pico Boulevard and Hope Street and then continue via Pico Blvd. to L- Flower St R- Washington Blvd., R- Hoover St., L- Pico Blvd. and then resume regular route.

Line 33

Eastbound: Regular route to Venice Boulevard and Hoover Street then R- Hoover St., L- Washington Blvd., L- Olive St., R- Venice Blvd. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Venice Boulevard and Hope Street continue via Venice Blvd. to L- Flower St., R- Washington Blvd., R- Hoover St., L- Venice Blvd. and regular route.

Line 51

Southbound: Regular route to 7th Street and Burlington Avenue continue via 7th St. to L- Union Ave. R- Wilshire Blvd., L- Valencia St., R- 6th St., R- Hill St., L- 7th St. and regular route.

Northbound: Regular route to 7th Street and Olive Street and then R- Olive St., L- 5th St.-6th St., L- Valencia St., R- Wilshire Blvd., L- Westlake Ave. and regular route.

Line 53

Southbound: Depart Terminal via exit driveway to L- Beuadry Ave., R- Hill St., R- 5th St., L- Grand Ave. and regular route.

Line 55

Southbound: Regular route to Grand Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, then continue via Grand Ave. to L- Temple St., R- Hill St., R- 5th St., L- Grand Ave. and regular route.

Line 60

Northbound: Regular route to 5th Street and Hill Street then R- Hill St., L- Temple St. R- Dewap Rd to Figueroa St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Grand Avenue and Sunset Boulevard continue via Grand Ave. to L- Temple St., R- Hill St., R- 5th St., L- Grand Ave. and regular route.

Line 62

Southbound: Depart Terminal via exit driveway to L- Beuadry Ave., R- Hill St., R- 5th St.,  L- Grand Ave. and regular route.

Line 66

Eastbound: Regular route to 8th Street and Beacon Avenue continue via 8th St. to L- Union St., R- Wilshire Blvd., L- Valencia St., R- 6th St., R- Hill St., L- 9th St. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to 8th Street and Olive Street then R- Olive St., L- 5th St.-6th St., L- Valencia St., R- Wilshire Blvd., L-  Union Ave., R- 8th St. and regular route

Line: 70, 76 & 78

Westbound: Regular route to Spring Street and 1st Street continue via Spring St. to R- 5th St., L- Grand Ave. and regular route.

Eastbound: Regular route to Olive Street and 4th Street then R- 4th St., L- Hill St., R- 1st St. and regular route.

Line 81

Northbound: Regular route to Figueroa Street and Washington Blvd. then R- Washington Blvd., L- Hill St. to 9th St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Hill Street and 8th Street continue via Hill St., R- Washington Blvd., L- Figueroa St. and regular route.

Line 90

Northbound: Depart Terminal via exit driveway to L- Beuadry Ave., L- Hill St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Hill Street and Temple Street then R- Temple St to Beaudry Ave and regular route.

Line 460

Westbound: Regular route to Figueroa Street and Washington Boulevard  then R- Washington Blvd., L- Olive St., R- 6th St. and regular route.

Line 487/489

Westbound: Regular route to 1st Street and Broadway continue via 1st St. to L- Hill St.,  R- 5th St. to Grand Ave. and regular route.

Line 910/950 (J Line)

Northbound/ Regular route to Figueroa Street and Washington Boulevard then R- Washington Blvd.,  L- Olive St., R- 4th St., L- Hill St., R- 1st St.  and regular route.

Southbound/ Regular route to Spring Street and 1st St. continue via Spring St. to  R- 5th St., L- Grand Ave. and regular route.


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