Work on the Purple Line Extension subway project continues in May at many locations along Wilshire Boulevard between Wilshire/Western and Century City.
Metro has provided an overview of work occurring along the route throughout the month.
In Century City, ongoing station excavation is occurring underneath Constellation Boulevard. Work is occurring 24 hours and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022. Temporary traffic lane closures will be required on Constellation Boulevard east and west of Avenue of the Stars.
Twin tunnel boring machines are continuing progress eastbound under Beverly Hills. The machines will tunnel for approximately two years until they reach Wilshire/La Cienega.
In Beverly Hills, construction continues on the future subway stations at Wilshire/Rodeo and Wilshire/La Cienega. Work at the Wilshire/La Cienega station has transitioned to the construction of appendage structures adjacent to the station box. The structures house vital systems for the future station. A series of long-term lane reductions will be in place. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between San Vicente and La Cienega boulevards through fall of 2022.
Concrete and material deliveries to the La Cienega Station are expected to continue in May. Work will be conducted in the Wilshire/Gale staging yard and will require intermittent traffic control on Wilshire Boulevard. Construction support is occurring 24 hours in the La Cienega and Gale staging yards.
Through mid-May, Gale Drive will be fully closed north of Wilshire Boulevard to support the installation of a utility duct bank. Southbound Gale Drive will remain closed to through traffic daily, from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Work also continues in May at the future subway stations near Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Brea. Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Boulevard may be necessary. Ogden Drive will be closed intermittently south of Wilshire Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue remains closed through 2022.
Farther east, Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Detroit and June streets through September. Hauling and deliveries to and from both La Brea Avenue staging yards will continue.
From 9 p.m. on Friday, May 7, through 6 a.m. on Monday, May 10, eastbound Wilshire Boulevard will be closed to all traffic at La Brea Avenue. The closure will support utility maintenance at Wilshire/La Brea. Access will be restricted to driveways on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Orange Drive during the closure.
Support for underground construction also continues near Wilshire/Western. Intermittent lane closures may be necessary 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit metro.net.
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