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 related to the Wilshire/Rodeo Station for the month of November 2020.
Request for Holiday Moratorium Exemption*
- The Project submitted an application to the City requesting a waiver of the Holiday Moratorium, which will allow work to continue after the Thanksgiving Holiday through New Year’s Eve. No work would occur on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day. If approved by City Council, the contractor will continue excavation and installation of geotechnical instrumentation and begin installation of the invert slab.
- This request will be brought forward for consideration by City Council on November 10, 2020.
Ongoing Station Excavation*
- Excavation will continue beneath Wilshire Blvd. until reaching 100 feet in depth for construction of the station. Currently, excavation has reached an average depth of 70 feet across the width of the station box. Excavation is anticipated to be completed in the 1st quarter of 2021.
- Work hours underneath the deck are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Hauling hours for removing the spoils are daily from 7am to 4pm and 8pm to 7am.
- Note: Metro will seek city approval to excavate at night 7 days a week from 8pm to 7am.
- Wilshire Blvd. is currently reduced to two lanes in each direction between Beverly Dr. and N Canon Dr. to facilitate this work. Per MOA requirements, the contractor may reduce Wilshire Blvd. to two lanes in each direction during daytime hours and one lane in each direction during nighttime hours.
- S. Reeves Dr. remains closed during excavation, as well as the sidewalk on the west side of Reeves Dr. and the south side of Wilshire Blvd. sidewalk between Beverly Dr. and Reeves Dr.
- Both closures on Wilshire Blvd. and Reeves Dr. are anticipated to remain in place until completion of excavation.*
Installation of Geotechnical Instrumentation*
- Instruments are being installed along the tunnel alignment and around the station box area in order to monitor ground movement, settlement, and other geological impacts. Instruments are being installed within the public right-of-way as well as on private properties. The design-build contractor will coordinate closely with private properties for installation at impacted properties.
- The installation will be ongoing. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm, weekends from 8am to 7pm, and from 8am to 6pm on residential streets.
- Installations may occur along Wilshire Blvd. from Linden Dr. to La Cienega Blvd., Young Dr., Lasky Dr.,
S. Moreno Dr., Charleville Blvd., and Spalding Dr. Intermittent closures of traffic lanes, alleys, sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking meters may be required during work hours.
Sidewalk and Street Restoration at Clifton Way/Crescent Dr.*
- Work remaining at the intersection includes restoration of sidewalks and ADA ramps.
- This work is currently on hold. Updates will be provided in future notices.
There will be no construction activities on November 11, November 26 and November 27 in observance of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays.
*Pending City of Beverly Hills approval.
Metro bus stops may be relocated or lines will be impacted. For information changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/
- 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
- Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice
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