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Division 20 Portal Widening and Turnback Facility Project: Demolition of Structures and Soil Excavation


Beginning Monday, January 14, 2019, Metro Contractors will begin demolition activities of the National Cold Storage Facility, located on Center St between Jackson St and Banning St. Work consists of the construction of a temporary pedestrian canopy, building demolition and hauling spoil material to dump sites. Thru traffic will be maintained during these activities

Following completion of this work, Metro contractors will conduct abatement and demolition activities of the Viertel Central Division Facility located on Center Street between East Commercial St and Ducommun St.

All work is scheduled to be completed by early Summer 2019.


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: Demolition of Structures and Soil Excavation
Where: On Center Street between Commercial Street and Banning Street.
When: Work begins Monday, January 14th and is anticipated to continue until early summer 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. A covered sidewalk will be erected to ensure public safety.
  • Access for emergency responders will be maintained.
  • Access to businesses and driveways will be maintained.