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Office of Mayor Karen Bass Provides Morning Traffic Update with State and Local Officials

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LOS ANGELES –  The Office of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass provided a morning traffic update related to the repair of the 10 freeway with up-to-date information about detours and street closures as part of efforts to ensure Angelenos are informed during this difficult time. Watch the livestream here. The Mayor’s Office announced the following additional actions to alleviate traffic impacts on commuters and communities as they continue to navigate the impacts of the 10 freeway shutdown and forecasted rain:

  • The Mayor has directed the Department of Transportation to make the CommuterExpress buses free to help Angelenos safely and quickly get to Downtown via public transportation. LADOT DASH buses remain free as well.

  • Beginning today, the City is addressing a major bottleneck on the Alameda corridor by creating an additional turn lane in each direction to improve traffic flow. 

  • Additional white-glove traffic officers continue to be stationed throughout the closure area. 

Later today, Mayor Bass will chair the Metro Executive Management Committee meeting where she will introduce a motion to promote ridership, ensure regional coordination and expand service. Yesterday, Mayor Bass surveyed morning rush hour traffic with LAFD Chief Crowley after she took Metro to work as she continues to encourage Angelenos to consider public transportation alternatives.

The next 6:00 AM PT traffic update will be held tomorrow morning and will be livestreamed here. Angelenos should visit for continuous up-to-date information. 

Yesterday, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and California Governor Gavin Newsom thanked federal partners for their continued support to expedite the repair of the I-10 freeway, including by allocating $3 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief funding to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as the work continues to get the freeway back up and running again. Mayor Bass also spoke with Vice President Kamala Harris about work to urgently repair the 10. The Mayor thanked the Vice President for her support in this effort. 


Alleviating Traffic and Preparing for Rain

The Mayor announced yesterday that she has directed the Los Angeles City Department of Transportation to make CommuterExpress buses free of charge to encourage Angelenos to use public transportation on their commutes. She has also directed the Department to assist Metro in making trains along the routes of the freeway closures go faster for Angelenos taking the train. 

In preparation for the anticipated rain, Mayor Bass has directed the Department of Transportation to increase the amount of white-glove traffic officers in the congested area to assist commuters to get through intersections faster. LAHSA’s augmented winter shelter program has also been activated by direction of the Mayor for the unhoused population to move inside and shelter from the rain. Angelenos can find more information at

Reducing Future Risk

The Mayor has directed Los Angeles Fire Chief Kristin Crowley to immediately begin surveying similar areas under overpasses and identifying spots that may be of concern in order to take a proactive posture of prevention. That effort began earlier this week and results will be announced when available. 

Expediting the Repair

The good news regarding expected build times will not change the urgency that the Mayor will continue to bring in continuous efforts to help mitigate the traffic impacts to communities and commuters. 

Supporting Impacted Businesses 

Many businesses in and around downtown have been affected by the closure. Mayor Bass and her Deputy Mayor of Business and Economic Development released a compiled list of state, federal and local resources available for impacted businesses. Resources will also be available on The Mayor’s Office of Community Engagement has canvassed the businesses of the area and is actively engaged in order to provide support. In the coming weeks the Mayor will convene impacted business leaders to directly provide resources and support.