On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Metro is holding a webinar from noon to 1 p.m. and a public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to provide information on Purple Line Extension Construction in Beverly Hills.
To join the webinar, call (650)479-3207 and use the access code 806 830 645 and the password Purple. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers at Beverly Hills City Hall, 445 N. Rexford Drive. A project overview and updates on the Wilshire/Rodeo and Wilshire/La Cienega subway stations will be provided, as well as information on Metro’s Business Interruption Fund.
The Purple Line Extension project extends from Century City to Wilshire/Western in Koreatown. At the western end in Century City, excavation and advance utility relocation is ongoing in a construction staging yard on Century Park East.
Near the future Wilshire/Rodeo subway station in Beverly Hills, Canon Drive has been closed to traffic just north of Wilshire Boulevard through at least September 2021. Motorists will not be able to access Canon from Wilshire Boulevard. However, pedestrian access will be maintained on both sides of Canon Drive.
Piling work has also begun on the north side of Wilshire Boulevard between Beverly and Crescent drives. Piling involves drilling and installing steel beams around the perimeter of the future underground station to provide support during excavation. Wilshire Boulevard has been reconfigured to two lanes in each direction between Beverly and Crescent drives through April 2020.
Farther east, Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to fewer than three lanes in each direction between Hamilton and Willaman drives to support cross passage investigation work near Wilshire Boulevard and Stanley Drive on Friday, Oct, 4, and Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20. Cross passages are passageways that connect the subway tunnels for maintenance and emergencies.
Increased work hours have also been announced at the La Cienega and Gale staging yards, where construction is occurring 24-hours above and below ground. Excavation, hauling, instrumentation and concrete work is ongoing, and Gale Drive will be intermittently closed at Wilshire Boulevard to support excavation. Access to Gale Drive will be maintained from San Vicente Boulevard.
Concrete and material deliveries to the Wilshire/La Cienega station area are anticipated to begin in early October. Intermittent lane reductions, turn restrictions and sidewalk closures may be in place.
Through Sunday, Oct. 6, Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between San Diego Way and La Jolla Avenue for utility and tunnel investigation. Near Wilshire/Fairfax, excavation, hauling and station construction continue, and intermttent lane closures may be in place to support deck panel maintenance and investigation work.
Near Wilshire/La Brea, hauling, deliveries and tunneling support is also ongoing. Intermittent lane closures may occur along Wilshire Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Detroit Street. Underground support is also occurring at a work zone in the center of Wilshire Boulevard between Sycamore Avenue and Orange Drive. Wilshire Boulevard will be intermittently reduced to one lane between Sycamore and Mansfield avenues. Sycamore Avenue may be closed at Wilshire Boulevard to support truck staging at the center opening.
A new work zone will be in place on Wilshire Boulevard on the west side of the intersection with Rimpau Boulevard. Barriers will be placed between traffic lanes and the work zone, which is anticipated to be in place for 10-12 months. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Muirfield Road and June Street. The work zone is needed for material deliveries and cross passage construction.
Excavation, concrete and street maintenance work is also occurring near Wilshire/Western, where twin tunneling machines were dismantled, removed from the ground and transported to the Wilshire/La Brea staging yard. Extended 24-hour work hours in the staging yards is expected to continue in October for the installation of tunnel segments. Single lane closures will occur intermittently between Western Avenue and Manhattan Place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For questions and concerns, call the 24-hour project hotline at (213)922-6934, email the project team at email@example.com, or visit metro.net.
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