A new pedestrian tunnel opened on Monday between the Red Line subway and the Orange Line busway in North Hollywood.

The $22 million project by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Metro, improves connections for commuters and eases congestion on Lankershim Boulevard by taking them below the street rather than crossing it.

Metro has installed ticket vending machines, TAP fare gates, closed-circuit security cameras, Transit Passenger Information System monitors and other amenities in the tunnel. It fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Metro Chief Executive Phillip A. Washington said the new tunnel is evidence of how the agency is committed to improving safety and mobility.

“With all the improvements planned in North Hollywood in the coming years, this tunnel will help keep people moving as efficiently as possible,” Washington said in a prepared statement.