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Expedited piling and decking work continues on the Purple Line Extension project in Beverly Hills. For information, join a webinar today, Thursday, May 21, from noon to 1 p.m. Updates will be provided on the Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City/Constellation subway stations. To join the webinar, visit metro.net/projects/notices/events_purpleline.
At the end of Section 2 of the project in Century City, geophysical surveys are being conducted through May 24, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., along Santa Monica Boulevard between Beverly Glen Boulevard and Fox Hills Drive. One left turn lane will be maintained from Century Park West to westbound Santa Monica Boulevard, and access to driveways will be maintained.
In Beverly Hills, the expedited piling and decking work is ongoing between El Camino and Crescent drives, where a temporary street surface is being created on Wilshire Boulevard to allow the excavation of the future subway station underground. The Beverly Hills City Council approved the full closure to expedite work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wilshire Boulevard can be quickly restored to allow two lanes in each direction when the “Safer at Home” order is rescinded, or upon request by the city of Beverly Hills.
At Wilshire/La Cienega, station construction, material deliveries and instrumentation is ongoing. Concrete and material deliveries to the underground La Cienega subway station box are anticipated to continue, with 24-hour work occurring within the staging yards near the intersection.
A new work zone on Gale Drive and will remain in place for approximately four weeks. There is also a work zone in the center of Wilshire Boulevard west of San Vicente Boulevard that will remain in place indefinitely while work occurs underground. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Hamilton Drive and San Vicente Boulevard. Left turns and through traffic will be restricted at Gale and Tower drives.
Utility and tunnel investigation work will also continue near Wilshire/Crescent Heights and Wilshire/La Jolla. The work generally occurs during off-peak hours 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weekdays, and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., weekends. One or two lanes may be closed intermittently along Wilshire Boulevard between San Diego Way and San Vicente Boulevard.
New work zones in the center of Wilshire Boulevard and McCarthy Vista will remain in place through Aug. 1. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between San Diego Way and La Jolla Avenue, and McCarthy Vista will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Wilshire Boulevard and Warner Drive. Street parking will be restricted in the area.
Station construction, hauling and concrete pouring are ongoing near Wilshire/Fairfax. Ogden Drive will be closed intermittently at Wilshire Boulevard, Monday through Saturday. Orange Grove Avenue continues to be closed south of Wilshire Boulevard through June.
Hauling, deliveries and tunneling support continues near Wilshire/La Brea and Wilshire/Sycamore. Intermittent lane closures along Wilshire Boulevard and side streets between Highland Avenue and Detroit Street may be necessary to support construction.
A work zone in the center of Wilshire Boulevard just west of Rimpau Boulevard will remain in place through September. Wilshire Boulevard has been reduced to two lanes in each direction between June Street and Muirfield Road.
Tunneling support and street maintenance work is also occurring 24-hours at a staging yard just west of the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue. Northbound Manhattan Place will be closed intermittently just north of Wilshire Boulevard. Intermittent single-lane closures may also occur on Wilshire Boulevard between Western Avenue and Manhattan Place. Southbound Oxford Avenue will be intermittently reduced to a single lane through the end of May.
For questions and concerns, call the 24-hour project hotline at (213)922-6934, email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit metro.net.
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