Metro has provided updates on upcoming Purple Line Extension subway construction in March including work around the future Wilshire/La Cienega subway station.
At the intersection of Wilshire and La Cienega boulevards, crews will be restoring street surfaces on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15. The construction will require the use of paving equipment and a full closure of the intersection. Work hours are from 5 a.m. on March 14 through 9 p.m. on March 15.
Construction on underground appendage structures such as entrances and exits, passageways and utility rooms adjacent to the Wilshire/La Cienega subway station will also begin on March 13 and continue through October 2022. A K-rail work zone will be located on the north side of Wilshire Boulevard between San Vicente Boulevard and a point mid-block between Gale and Hamilton drives. The work will include excavation, material delivery, hauling and construction. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between San Vicente and La Cienega boulevards.
Metro is continuing with the installation of geotechnical instruments in March along Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. The equipment atop the temporary poles monitor ground movement, settlement and other geological impacts of construction. Each pole and instrument will be in place for approximately one month before being removed and relocated. The poles will be installed on Brighton Way, Wilshire and Charleville boulevards, and Young, Lasky, Moreno, Spalding, Linden, Swall, Wetherly, Oakhurst, Bedford, Canon, Beverly and Doheny drives.
Farther east, work also continues in and around staging yards near Wilshire/Fairfax, Wilshire/La Brea and Wilshire/Western. Two lanes remain open in each direction on Wilshire Boulevard between San Diego Way and Spaulding Avenue. Intermittent closures of Wilshire Boulevard may also occur on weekends between Highland and La Brea avenues.
Lane reductions on Wilshire Boulevard also remain in place near Rimpau and Plymouth boulevards. Wilshire Boulevard has been reduced to two lanes in each direction between June Street and Muirfield Road, and Windsor and Plymouth boulevards.
The first section of the Purple Line Extension project between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Cienega is scheduled for completion in 2023.
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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