As part of the Federal government’s Coronavirus Guidance for America, transportation infrastructure is considered an “Essential Critical Infrastructure.” Additionally, transit capital projects are not subject to the State of California’s Stay at Home order, therefore Metro construction projects continue to progress.
Beginning in March 2021, work activities at the Wilshire/La Cienega Station will transition to the construction of appendage structures adjacent to the underground station box. These structures house vital systems for the future Wilshire/La Cienega Station, including entrance and exit structures, emergency exits, ventilation rooms, and utility rooms. This work will require various intermittent and semi-permanent lane reductions and full and directional closures to support the construction.
- Beginning March 2021 and continuing through Q3 2022
- Please note: This work will be implemented in phases. Information on traffic control and durations will be available in future construction notices.
- Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.
North Side of Wilshire Blvd. – Phase 1A, 1B, and 1C*
- Phase 1A will be implemented in early March and will be in place for approximately 19 months. This phase of work will include the following traffic restrictions:
- Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction.
- Left turns from eastbound and westbound Wilshire Blvd. onto Gale Dr. will be restricted.
- Left turns from South Tower Dr. onto Wilshire Blvd. will be restricted.
- The north sidewalk between San Vicente Blvd. and Gale Dr. will be closed. A pedestrian detour will be implemented on the south sidewalk of Wilshire Blvd.
- Phase 1B is anticipated to be implemented in January 2022 and will be in place for approximately 4 months. This phase of work will include the following traffic restrictions:
- All traffic restrictions from Phase 1A.
- N Gale Dr. will be fully closed north of Wilshire Blvd. Access to 8383 Wilshire Blvd. and the residential properties will be maintained from San Vicente Blvd.
- Phase 1C is anticipated to be implemented in April 2022 and will be in place for approximately 7 months. This phase of work will include the following traffic restrictions:
- All traffic restrictions from Phase 1A.
- Southbound Gale Dr. from north of Wilshire Blvd. to Wilshire Blvd. will be closed to through traffic. Northbound traffic on Gale Dr. will be maintained.
South Side of Wilshire Blvd. – Phase 2A and 2B*
- Phase 2 (A&B) is anticipated to be implemented in November 2022 and will be in place for approximately 9 months. This phase of work will include the following traffic restrictions:
- Wilshire Blvd. between Le Doux Rd. and Tower Dr. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction.
- Left turns from Wilshire Blvd. onto Hamilton Dr. and Gale Dr. will be restricted.
- Through traffic on southbound Gale Dr. through the Wilshire/Gale intersection may be intermittently restricted.
*Pending approval from City of Beverly Hills.
- Access for Emergency Vehicles & First Responders will be maintained.
- Access to the north and south crosswalks at Gale Dr. may be restricted depending on which phase of work is implemented.
- Access to crosswalks at Gale Dr. may be restricted depending on which phase of work is implemented.
- Details, including pedestrian detours, will be available in future construction notices.
Map and Schedule
The 720 bus stop at Wilshire Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. has been temporarily relocated to Willaman Dr. Our construction may have relocated your bus stop, or changed your route. For information changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/
- Construction within project staging yards is 24-hours/day.
- All work has received necessary permits and approvals.
- Access for pedestrians will be maintained outside of the construction zone.
- Access for emergency responders will be maintained.
- Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice.
- 24/7 Hotline: 213.922.6934
- Please review our construction safety tips
- Access for emergency responders will be maintained
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Business Interruption Fund
Metro's Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to qualifying small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by construction; learn more by visiting metro.net/bif. To apply, visit Metro’s program administrator, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR).
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