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Division 20 Portal Widening and Turnback Facility Project: Abatement and Demolition of Structures, Arts District


Beginning Friday, March 1, 2019, Metro Contractors will begin abatement and demolition activities at the Viertel’s Central Division Facility, located at 500 N. Center St between Commercial St and Ducommun St. Work consists abatement of non-recyclable materials, building demolition and hauling spoil material to dump sites.

Thru traffic on Center St. will be maintained during these activities.


The Division 20 Portal Widening and Turnback Facility Project will bring improvements to the Division 20 Rail Yard that will allow for improved service times at Union Station and throughout the Metro Red/Purple Line system.

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What to Expect

What: Abatement and Demolition of Structures

Where: On Center St. between Commercial St. and Ducommun St.

When: Work begins Friday, March 1st and will continue through Spring 2019.

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday, from 7am to 4pm


  • All work has received necessary permits and approvals
  • Access for pedestrians will be maintained outside of the work zone.
  • Access for emergency responders will be maintained.
  • Access to businesses and driveways will be maintained.