Metro construction on the Purple Line Extension project continues in February; however, no work will occur in Beverly Hills on Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Crews are continuing excavation at the future Wilshire/Rodeo subway station and plan to reach the goal of 100 feet in depth by the end of March. Soil is being hauled away from the Reeves staging yard and lane closures are anticipated on Wilshire Boulevard between El Camino and Crescent drives. From 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., two lanes will be open in each direction and from midnight to 10 a.m., only one lane will be open. Ongoing ground monitoring is also occurring in the tunnel alignment and around the Wilshire/Rodeo station. Work hours are weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for work on Wilshire Boulevard, and weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the neighborhoods surrounding Wilshire Boulevard.
At the future Wilshire/La Cienega, station construction, material deliveries, instrumentation and concrete pouring remain ongoing. Work will be conducted from Wilshire Boulevard and within the Gale staging yard from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Concrete and material deliveries are also anticipated to continue.
Intermittent lane reductions, turn restrictions and sidewalk closures may be in place around Wilshire Boulevard and Gale Drive, which will be closed periodically at Wilshire Boulevard. Instrumentation work, road restoration and utility maintenance is also occurring near Wilshire/La Cienega.
The K-rail work zone in the intersection of Wilshire and San Vicente boulevards is anticipated to be in place through March. Eastbound Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to a single lane between Tower Drive and San Vicente Boulevard, and westbound Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to a single lane between La Jolla Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard. Directional closures may be implemented on weekends.
Near Wilshire/Fairfax, station construction, hauling and concrete pouring continue 24 hours in the Ogden staging yard. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between San Diego Way and Spaulding Avenue through next August. Intermittent lane closures may be in place to support deck panel maintenance and investigation.
Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Boulevard and side streets between Western Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard may also be in place to support instrumentation installation, environmental testing and street maintenance.
Near Wilshire/La Brea, hauling, deliveries and tunneling support are ongoing. Through Saturday, Feb. 27, Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Detroit and June streets and Orange Drive will remain closed north of Wilshire Boulevard. Intermittent weekend closures are expected between Highland Avenue and Detroit Street.
A work zone on the west side of the intersection of Wilshire and Rimpau boulevards is anticipated to be in place through March 2022. Wilshire Boulevard has been reduced to two lanes in each direction between June Street and Muirfield Road.
Another K-rail enclosure at Wilshire and Plymouth boulevards will be in place for approximately one year. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Windsor and Plymouth boulevards.
At Wilshire Boulevard and Manhattan Place, tunneling support is ongoing. Northbound Manhattan Place will be intermittently closed just north of Wilshire Boulevard. Intermittent single lane closures on Wilshire Boulevard may also be necessary 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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