This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of September 2019, pending City of Beverly Hills approval. Additional notices detailing these activities will be sent by email through the Purple Line Extension, Section 2 database. Please, sign-up at metro.net/purple.
Installation of Traffic Signal at Clifton Way/Crescent Dr.*
- A 4-way traffic signal will be installed at Clifton Way/Crescent Dr. to mitigate anticipated traffic impacts caused by the N. Cañon Dr. closure (see details in section below). Installation will begin September 3 and will continue through September. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7am to 4pm and weekends from 8am to 6pm, when necessary. Intermittent lane closures, crosswalk closures, sidewalk closures, and parking meter closures will be required near the intersection for this work.
N. Cañon Dr. Closure at Wilshire Blvd.*
- Beginning September 9, a closure of N. Cañon Dr. at Wilshire Blvd. will be implemented through at least September 2021. A 20-foot wall will be installed at the intersection to block vehicular access.
N. Cañon Dr. will be reconfigured into a cul-de-sac, while pedestrian access will be maintained on both sides of the closure. Parking meters on the east side of N. Cañon Dr. will be relocated to the west side of the street. Establishments on N. Cañon Dr. will remain accessible via Clifton Way and from southbound N. Cañon Dr.
- Installation of the 20-foot wall is anticipated to begin September 9 and continue for 2 weeks.
- Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7am to 4pm and weekends from 8am to 6pm, when necessary.
- Replacement parking for deactivated meters on Clifton Way will be available at 257 N. Cañon Dr.
from 8am to 6pm. First 30 minutes are free 7 days a week. Prevailing parking rate will be charged beyond 30 minutes.
Piling on North Side of Wilshire Blvd.*
- Beginning on September 23, the contractor is anticipated to begin piling operations on the north side of Wilshire Blvd. between Beverly Dr. to Crescent Dr. Piling is a process of drilling and installing 288 steel beams or “piles” around the perimeter of the underground station to provide support during excavation.
- Prior to drilling, Wilshire Blvd. will be reconfigured to two lanes in each direction between Beverly Dr. and Crescent Dr. A k-rail barrier will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the completion of this work in April 2020*. Several weekend full closures are required at Wilshire Blvd./Beverly Dr. and
Wilshire Blvd./S. Cañon Dr. and are anticipated to occur in 2020.
- Trees on Wilshire Blvd. within the work area will be removed in September 2019 and replaced after the completion of major construction in 2022*. Street lights and traffic signals will also be temporarily moved or replaced due to location conflicts with piling operations. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7am to 4pm and 8pm to 7am.
Request for Holiday Moratorium Exemption
- The Project has 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 with pile installation on the north side of Wilshire Blvd., as well as installation of geotechnical instrumentation and the dewatering system.
- This request is anticipated to go before City Council at the September 10 City Council meeting held at City Hall at 7pm. The deadline for written comments is September 3 to be included in the agenda packet, while comments received after September 3 will be provided to City Council during the Council meeting on September 10. You may email comments to email@example.com.
Utility Potholing, Relocation, and Replacement at Wilshire Blvd.*
- Utility work on Wilshire Blvd. will be completed in mid-September. Utility potholing, sewer relocation, water relocation, and storm drain relocation are being done simultaneously to expedite the work.
- Work hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm and 8:15pm to 7am and weekends from
8am to 8pm.
- Lane closures on Wilshire Blvd. and adjacent streets will be required for this work with two lanes maintained eastbound and westbound on Wilshire Blvd. during weekdays and one lane maintained in both directions during weeknights. One lane will remain open in each direction during weekend work.
Installation of Geotechnical Instrumentation*
- Instruments are being installed within and around the station area in order to monitor ground movement, settlement, and other geological impacts. The design-build contractor will coordinate closely with private properties for installation at impacted properties.
- The installation will continue through piling and decking operations.
- Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm and weekends from 8am to 7pm, as needed.
- Traffic, sidewalk, crosswalk, and parking meter closures may be required on Wilshire Blvd.,
Beverly Dr., Reeves Dr., N. Cañon Dr., and S. Cañon Dr. as well as alleys within the station area. Flaggers will be available at the alleyways to provide access during work hours.
*Work has received necessary permits and approvals or are pending approval by the City of Beverly Hills. Additional construction notices will be distributed with further details prior to the start of major activities.
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.
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- Access for emergency responders will be maintained
- Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice
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