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Century City/Constellation Station Monthly Look-Ahead for December

Last Updated

11/25/2019

Summary

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of December 2019. All work has received necessary permits and approvals or is pending approval. Additional notices detailing these activities will be sent by email through the Purple Line Extension, Section 2 database. 

Traffic Signal Installation at Century Park East Near Watt Plaza

  • The contractor will install a new traffic signal on Century Park East to help facilitate vehicle access to and from Watt Plaza during the Constellation Blvd. full closure and future construction.
  • Installation will begin Monday, December 9 and will continue through December.
  • Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8pm to 6am.
  • Intermittent traffic lane and sidewalk closures will be required. During construction work hours, Century Park East may be reduced to one lane in each direction. Intermittent closures of the Watt Plaza parking structure driveway and the ADA pedestrian ramp on Century Park East may also be required during this work. The northern shared driveway closest to Santa Monica Blvd. will remain accessible.

Constellation Blvd. Water Line Relocation Begins Mid-December

  • 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 to minimize impacts to the area and maintain traffic accessibility. Relocation will begin east of Avenue of the Stars and is anticipated to move west through the intersection in early 2020.
  • Work is anticipated to begin in mid-December and continue through March 2020.
  • Partial and full lane closures will be required for this work. One lane will be maintained westbound from the Century Park driveway to Avenue of the Stars. Craft valet on Constellation Blvd. will remain accessible from Avenue of the Stars.
  • Work hours are Monday through Friday as early as 8pm to 6am. 

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 and will continue through December 2019. The contractor is proposing to extend the closure for 7 months through July 2020 to support the launch of the tunnel boring machines.
  • Craft valet and the driveway on Constellation Blvd. for Century Park are accessible from Avenue of the Stars. The sidewalk on the south side of Constellation Blvd. remains closed until further notice. The north side sidewalk of Constellation Blvd. will remain open during construction.

Tunnel Boring Machine Assembly and Launch

  • Excavation within the tunnel boring machine launch box has been completed. The design-builder will continue with the installation of utilities and infrastructure to prepare the assembly and launch of the tunnel boring machines (TBM).
  • Assembly of the first TBM is anticipated to begin in late December 2019. Both TBMs will be launched in early 2020 and will tunnel eastbound to Beverly Hills for approximately 2 years and meet with Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension at Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd.
  • Work hours are Monday through Saturday, 6am to 5pm and 7pm to 5am.

Setup of Construction Staging Yards 

  • Setup of the construction staging yards continues within the sound walls at 1940, 1950, 2010, and 2040 Century Park East. This work includes excavation within the tunnel access shaft, utility installation, and horizontal drilling to check for underground obstructions.
  • Work hours are Monday through Saturday, 6am to 5pm and 7pm to 5am.

Advance Utility Relocation 

  • Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will continue to perform cable pulling activities on the east side Avenue of the Stars through mid-December. Work will resume in January after the holidays.
  • Work takes place Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm and 11pm to 4am, and Saturdays when necessary from 9am to 4pm. Utility work is generally not scheduled on Sundays.

UPCOMING WORK: Pile Drilling on Constellation Blvd. Begins Mid-January 2020

  • Piling on Constellation Blvd. between the current full closure and of the remaining perimeter of the station box is anticipated to begin in mid-January 2020 and continue through March 2020*. Work will be done in stages beginning east of Avenue of the Stars, moving west into the intersection for weekend piling, and then west of Avenue of the Stars to Solar Way. Lane closures will be required. One lane will be maintained in each direction in the work area. Work hours are 7 days a week, 7am to 4pm and 8pm to 6am. Additional construction notices will be provided prior to the start of this work.

There will be no construction activities on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

Noteworthy

  • 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.

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