This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of April 2020. All work has received necessary permits and approvals or is pending approval.
As part of the State, County, and applicable City orders specific to the COVID-19 response, Metro construction activities are currently included as “Essential” activities. Therefore, construction activities are continuing as permitted by the local jurisdiction.
Additional notices detailing these activities will be sent by email through the Purple Line Extension, Section 2 database.
Constellation Blvd. Water Line Relocation Begins April 6, 2020 (day and night work)
- Relocation of the water line underneath Constellation Blvd. will be required from the west edge of the current closure to approximately Solar Way. Work will be done in stages beginning east of Avenue of the Stars and will move west across the intersection towards Solar Way.
- Work is anticipated to begin April 6, 2020 and continue through June 2020.
- Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm and 7pm to 5am. This work was previously scheduled to occur only during night hours, but due to COVID-19 and the state and local government’s “stay-at-home” orders, the City of Los Angeles has approved extended work hours to expedite production during this time.
- Partial and full lane closures will be required for this work.
- Constellation Blvd. east of Avenue of the Stars will be closed to traffic for an anticipated 4-5 weeks. Work will move into the intersection and west of Avenue of the Stars in May and will occur during night hours only.
- The Constellation Blvd. driveway into Century Park will be closed due to the significant reduction in traffic to the property and to increase production during the COVID-19 restrictions.
- The south side sidewalk will remain open for pedestrian access between Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East.
Assembly and Launch of Tunnel Boring Machines (day and night work)
- The contractor is continuing with assembly of the tunnel boring machines (TBM) and is anticipating launching the first TBM in April 2020. Tunneling will head eastbound toward Beverly Hills and will continue 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
- Closure of Constellation Blvd. between Century Park East and Avenue of the Stars has been in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since September 2018. The closure will remain in place through July 2020 to support the launch of the tunnel boring machines.
- At least one sidewalk will remain open on one side of the street.
Work within Construction Staging Yards (day work and weekend nights)
- Setup of the construction staging yards continues within the sound walls at 1940, 1950, 2010, and
2040 Century Park East. This work includes the construction of the tunnel shaft and utility installation. Work hours are Monday through Saturday, 6am to 4pm.
- 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 changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/
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