This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities related to the Wilshire/Rodeo Station for the month of January 2020. 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.
Southern California Edison (SCE) Utility Work Temporary Power Outage
- SCE will be relocating a utility duct bank near the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and N. Cañon Dr. to prepare the area for the continuation of piling along the north side of Wilshire Blvd.
- This work will require a temporary power outage to some of the buildings in the area north of Wilshire Blvd. between N. Cañon Dr. and Beverly Dr. If your property will be affected by the temporary outage, SCE will be contacting you directly.
- Work will be performed between January 6 – 10 from 10pm – 6am. Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to one lane in each direction between N. Cañon Dr. and Beverly Dr. during this work.
- If you have questions, please contact SCE representative Jose Mendoza at 310.570.3808.
Wilshire Blvd. Street Reconfiguration Begins January 2, 2020
- Beginning January 2, 2020, the design-builder will return to Wilshire Blvd. and configure the street to support piling operations on the north side of the street from Beverly Dr. to Crescent Dr. Activities include removing the permanent street lights and traffic signals and replacing with temporary lights and signals; installing k-rail; restriping Wilshire Blvd. to two lanes in each direction; and installing sidewalk barriers to protect pedestrians from piling activities.
- The contractor will install pedestrian lighting for the sidewalks, which will remain ADA compliant.
- 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 daytime hours and one lane maintained in both directions during weeknights.
- Note: After installation of k-rail and striping, vehicles will not be permitted to make left turns on westbound Wilshire Blvd. at Reeves Dr. or Beverly Dr. Left turns will also be removed on eastbound Wilshire Blvd. at Crescent Dr. Please be aware of new traffic signage.
- Wilshire Blvd. street reconfiguration will last two weeks. Pile drilling will begin immediately thereafter.
- Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7am – 4pm and 8:15pm – 7am, and weekends from 8am – 6pm.
Piling on North Side of Wilshire Blvd. Resuming January 13, 2020*
- The design-builder installed 28 piles before the holiday moratorium.
- Installation of the remaining 260 piles is anticipated to continue as early as January 13, 2020,* and will continue through July 2020*. Piles will be installed across Beverly Dr. on weekends and will require lane closures at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd./Beverly Dr.
- Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Beverly Dr. and Crescent Dr. The k-rail barrier will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the completion of this work in July 2020*.
- Upon completion of north side piling in March 2020*, the k-rail barrier will be moved to the south side of Wilshire Blvd. to support south side piling through July 2020*.
- Work hours for piling behind k-rail are 7 days a week from 8am – 11pm with non-drilling activities from 9pm – 11pm. Work hours for piling across Beverly Dr are weekends from 7am – 10pm with non-drilling activities from 8pm – 10pm.
Utility Potholing, Relocation, and Replacement at Wilshire Blvd.*
- Most of the remaining work to be done on the sewer, water, and storm drain relocation on
Wilshire Blvd. will be completed within the k-rail closure. Lane closures may be required on Beverly Dr., Reeves Dr., S. Cañon Dr., and Crescent Dr., and the north alleys.
- Work hours are weekdays from 9am – 4pm and 8:15pm – 7am and weekends from 10am – 6pm.
Traffic Signals & Street Restoration at Clifton Way/Crescent Dr.*
- Work remaining at the intersection includes the restoration of sidewalks and ADA ramps and replacing the temporary signal poles with the permanent signal poles. Work is anticipated to be completed in January 2020.
- Work hours are weekdays from 7am – 4pm and weekends from 8am – 6pm when necessary. Intermittent lane closures, crosswalk closures, and sidewalk closures will be required near the intersection for this work.
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. 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 – 4pm and weekends from 8am – 7pm as needed.
- Traffic, sidewalk, crosswalk, and parking meter closures may be required 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.
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- 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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