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Piling Installation for Wilshire/Rodeo to Begin September 2019 through May 2020


Piling operations are anticipated to begin as early as September 23, 2019 and continue through May 2020*. This work will consist of closing three lanes of traffic on Wilshire Blvd. to install 288 piles along Wilshire Blvd. around the perimeter of the station box, which spans between just west of the Wilshire Blvd./ Beverly Dr. intersection to west of Crescent Dr. During piling, a rig is used to drill 100-ft deep holes, then a crane places a steel beam(pile)into each hole.

After the pile is placed, each hole is backfilled with concrete providing support during excavation for the underground subway station. This activity requires full-time lane closures on Wilshire Blvd. To accomplish this, a k-rail barrier will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the completion of this work in May 2020*. Two lanes of traffic will remain open in each direction throughout this work.

The design-build contractor will begin piling on the north side of Wilshire Blvd. from September 2019 through January 2020* and then shifting the k-rail barriers to the south side of Wilshire Blvd. in January 2020, where piling is anticipated to continue through May 2020*. Weekend closures will be required for piling across the intersections at Wilshire Blvd./Beverly Dr. and Wilshire Blvd./S. Cañon Dr. 


  • Full-time k-rail closure of three traffic lanes on Wilshire Blvd. from just west of Beverly Dr. to west of Crescent Dr.
  • Alleys north of Wilshire Blvd. between Beverly Dr. and Crescent Dr. may be impacted during north side piling, estimated to take place between September 2019 to January 2020*
  • Wilshire Blvd./Beverly Dr. and Wilshire Blvd./S. Cañon Dr. intersections will remain open Monday – Friday, but will require several weekend closures for piling across intersections.
  • Note: N. Cañon Dr. wall closure will be implemented prior to the start of piling.


  • Beginning as early as September 23, 2019, through approximately May 2020 (pending Beverly Hills City Council approval of work during holiday moratorium from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day)
  • Closure in place 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • Weekday Work Hours: 8am – 9pm (drilling) and 9pm – 11pm (non-drilling activities)
  • Weekend Intersection Closures: Friday, 8pm through Monday, 7am
  • Weekend Work Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 7am – 8pm (drilling) and 8pm – 10pm (non-drilling activities)
    • Wilshire Blvd./Beverly Dr. intersection is limited to 5-weekend closures for piling and decking
  • North side pile installation will take place from approximately September 2019 to January 2020*
  • South side pile installation will take place from approximately January 2020 to May 2020*
  • Note: No work will occur on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day


  • Turns will be restricted between Wilshire Blvd./Beverly Dr. and west of Crescent Dr./Wilshire Blvd.
  • Weekend closures will be required at Wilshire Blvd./Beverly Dr. and Wilshire Blvd./S. Cañon Dr.
  • Sidewalks may be narrowed in work area but will remain ADA compliant
  • Crosswalk closures will be required at Wilshire Blvd./Beverly Dr. and Wilshire Blvd./S Canon Dr.

*Pending City of Beverly Hills approval. Construction is dynamic and is subject to change. 


  • 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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