Construction is occurring at many locations along the Purple Line Extension project route, from Wilshire/Western to Century City. For updates on the Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega subway stations, join a webinar on Thursday, May 14, from noon to 1 p.m. by calling (786)535-3211, and using the access code 857-854-941. For information and registration, visit metro.net/pro-jects/notices/events_purpleline.
At the end of Section 2 of the project in Century City, water line relocation underneath Constellation Boulevard will continue through June. Work is currently occurring within a full closure that was implemented along Avenue of the Stars due to the statewide COVID-19 health restrictions and a major reduction in traffic. Constellation Boulevard remains closed between Century Park East and Avenue of the Stars and the work area extends west to Solar Way. Construction is occurring 24-hours at the site. After the water line is relocated, piling will begin for the future Century City Constellation subway station.
Metro has also launched the first of two tunnel-boring machines that will travel eastbound under Beverly Hills and connect with Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension project near Wilshire/La Cienega. The second machine is being assembled and will be launched soon. That segment of tunneling is anticipated to take two years.
In Beverly Hills, expedited piling work is ongoing near the future Wilshire/Rodeo subway station. Wilshire Boulevard remains closed between El Camino and Crescent drives to allow for additional equipment to be used for piling on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard and at the station entrance at Reeves Drive. That piling will continue through mid-May, when decking will begin to create a temporary street surface over the subway station box.
The street can be quickly restored to allow two lanes in each direction when the “Safer at Home” order is rescinded, or upon request by the city of Beverly Hills. During the closure, work hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. for drilling, and 9 to 11 p.m. for non-drilling activities. Canon and Reeves drives will remain closed at Wilshire Boulevard for the duration of the closure.
Work is also ongoing at Wilshire/La Cienega. Gale Drive will be intermittently closed to support construction in the Gale staging yard. Access to Gale Drive will be maintained from San Vicente Boulevard. The closure is a public safety measure due to high volumes of vehicles entering and exiting the property.
A new work zone will be created in mid-May on Gale Drive and will remain for approximately four weeks. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between La Cienega and San Vicente boulevards. Left turns and through traffic will be restricted at Gale and Tower drives.
From May 11 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. Work zones will be created in the center of Wilshire Boulevard and McCarthy Vista.
Farther east near Wilshire/Fairfax, station construction, hauling and concrete pouring are ongoing. 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.
Near Wilshire/La Brea, hauling, deliveries and tunneling support continues in two staging yards. 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.
Work is 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.
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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