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Work on the Purple Line Extension subway project continues 24 hours at construction staging yards along Wilshire Boulevard from Western Avenue to Century City.
Metro is providing updates about lane closures and other work that is occurring in November.
In Century City, tunneling continues to progress, with both boring machines having tunneled past Century Park East. The machines will tunnel eastbound from Century City through Beverly Hills for approximately two years before meeting with the first section of the subway project near Wilshire/La Cienega.
Temporary full closures of Constellation Boulevard at Avenue of the Stars are planned through Nov. 22 to facilitate piling and decking. Local access will be maintained on Avenue of the Stars north and south of Constellation Boulevard, which will be closed between Solar Way and Avenue of the Stars. Local access west of Solar Way will be maintained.
Intermittent lane closures will also be implemented in neighborhoods near the Beverly Hills border on Santa Monica Boulevard between Avenue of the Stars and Moreno Drive. Work will occur through mid-November from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Crews are continuing with excavation at the future Wilshire/Rodeo station in Beverly Hills. Excavation will continue 24 hours beneath Wilshire Boulevard until crews reach a depth of 100 feet, which is anticipated during the first quarter of 2021.
To support the construction, Wilshire Boulevard has been reduced to two lanes in each direction between Beverly and Canon drives, and may be reduced to one lane in each direction at night. Ground monitoring instruments are also being installed along the tunnel alignment and around the Wilshire/Rodeo station in Beverly. Instrumentation is occurring along Wilshire Boulevard from Linden Drive to La Cienega Boulevard, as well as on Charleville Boulevard and on Young, Lasky, Moreno and Spalding drives.
Farther east near Wilshire/La Cienega, construction is occurring 24 hours in staging yards. Station construction, material deliveries, instrumentation and concrete pouring and material deliveries continue. The work will be conducted from Wilshire Boulevard and within the Gale staging yard. Anticipated work hours are 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastbound Wilshire Boulevard may be intermittently reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., as needed. The lane reduction may also be implemented on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A K-rail enclosure in the center lanes of the intersection of Wilshire and San Vicente boulevards is anticipated to remain in place through December. The enclosure supports ongoing tunnel and mitigation work underneath Wilshire Boulevard. Bump outs may be utilized this week, reducing Wilshire Boulevard to one lane in each direction from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Left turns lanes at the intersection will be closed. A second phase of traffic control may be implemented in the intersection in December.
Crescent Heights Boulevard and McCarthy Vista will be intermittently reduced to a single lane in each direction 500 feet north and south of Wilshire Boulevard through Friday, Nov. 13. Wilshire Boulevard may also be reduced to a single lane in each direction from La Jolla Avenue to San Diego Way. The traffic control supports the removal of monitoring wells underneath the street. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
At Wilshire/Fairfax, station construction, hauling and concrete pouring are ongoing. Intermittent lane closures may be in place to support deck panel maintenance and investigation. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between San Diego Way and Spaulding Avenue through next August. Ogden Drive will be closed intermittently Monday through Saturday at Wilshire Boulevard, and Orange Grove Avenue remains closed south of Wilshire Boulevard until January.
Construction also continues 24 hours at the staging yards at Wilshire/La Brea, where hauling, deliveries and tunneling support is ongoing. Intermittent lane closures on Wilshire Boulevard and side streets between Highland Avenue and Detroit Street may be in place to support construction. From 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Orange Drive will remain closed north of Wilshire Boulevard through the end of February.
A work zone on the west side of the intersection of Wilshire and Rimpau boulevards is anticipated to be in place through March. Wilshire Boulevard has been reduced to two lanes in each direction between June Street and Muirfield Road. Concrete and material deliveries are anticipated to continue at the site in November.
At the current terminus of the Purple at Wilshire/Western, construction continues underground and in a staging yard near Wilshire Boulevard and Manhattan Place. Northbound Manhattan Place will be intermittently closed just north of Wilshire Boulevard from 4 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday. Access to businesses will be maintained and a signed pedestrian detour has been installed.
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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