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.
This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of December 2020.
Additional notices detailing these activities will be sent by email through the Purple Line Extension, Section 2 database.
Temporary Full Closure of Constellation Blvd. East of Avenue of the Stars (day and night work)
- The temporary full closure of Constellation Blvd. east of Avenue of the Stars remains in place to facilitate decking. Vehicles are not permitted onto Constellation Blvd. east of Avenue of the Stars.
- The full closure is in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through January 3, 2021.
- Beginning January 4, 2021, the contractor proposes to partially reopen Constellation Blvd. east of Avenue of the Stars on weekdays and implement full closures on weekends through April 4, 2021*.
Proposed Full Closure of Constellation Blvd. West of Avenue of the Stars (day and night work)*
- The contractor proposes to reinstate the temporary full closure of Constellation Blvd. west of Avenue of the Stars to Solar Way beginning on January 4, 2021 through April 4, 2021* to facilitate the completion of decking.
- The full closure would be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Vehicles would not be permitted onto Constellation Blvd. between Solar Way and Avenue of the Stars.
- Local access west of Solar Way will be maintained. Pedestrian access will be maintained.
- The contractor will coordinate directly with adjacent properties experiencing driveway impacts.
Proposed Weekend Full Closures at Constellation Blvd. and Avenue of the Stars Intersection (day and night work)*
- The contractor proposes to implement weekend full closures at Constellation Blvd. and Avenue of the Stars to facilitate piling and decking installation beginning January 4, 2021 through April 4, 2021*.
- Closures would take effect from Friday 8pm to Monday 6am. The intersection will remain open to traffic on weekdays. Detours would be in place to direct vehicles to Olympic Blvd., Century Park West, Santa Monica Blvd., and Century Park East. Pedestrian access would be maintained.
Tunneling (day and night work)
- Preparations continue in advance of launching both tunnel boring machines (TBMs) eastbound. The TBMs will tunnel from Century City through Beverly Hills for approximately 2 years before meeting with Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension near Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd.
- Work hours are Monday through Saturday from 6am to 3am.
Constellation Blvd. Full Closure at Century Park East through February 2021 (day and night work)
- Closure of Constellation Blvd. between Century Park East and the private driveway on the south side of Constellation Blvd. remains in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support the tunnel boring activity.
- The closure will remain in place through February 2021 to support the launch and initial mining of both tunnel boring machines.
- The north sidewalk on Constellation Blvd. remains open for pedestrian access.
Work within Construction Staging Yards (day work and weekend nights)
- Setup of the construction staging yards continue within the sound walls at 1940, 1950, 2010, and
2040 Century Park East. This work includes construction of the tunnel shaft and utility installation.
- Work hours are Monday through Saturday, 6am to 4pm.
*Pending City of Los Angeles approval.
There will be no construction activities on December 25 in observance of Christmas Day.
- All work has received necessary permits and approvals.
- Access to driveways, residences & businesses will be maintained at all times unless notified in advance.
- Access for pedestrians will be maintained outside of construction zones.
- Access for the Fire Department and emergency responders will be maintained.
- Parking restrictions will be implemented in the immediate area of the work zone.
- Metro 24-hour Hotline: 213.922.6934.
- Please review our construction safety tips
- Access for emergency responders will be maintained
- Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice
For information on changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/
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