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Demolition of North Canon Properties and North Canon Dr. Closure

What's Happening?

The design-build contractor for Section 2 of the Purple Line Extension Project continues pre-construction work activities in Beverly Hills to prepare the North Canon Dr. construction staging yard located at 9383-9393 and 9395-9399 Wilshire Blvd. This work includes the demolition of the existing buildings and installation of the noise barrier around the perimeter of the property.

Temporary closure of the sidewalk throughout the duration of demolition is anticipated to be in effect February 18 through March 2019.* Access will be restricted in the alley behind the buildings between N. Canon Dr. and N. Crescent Dr. Temporary lane closures will also be necessary to complete the work, however, two lanes in each direction will always be maintained on Wilshire Blvd.

What to Expect: Demolition of N. Canon Properties

  • Temporary closure of the sidewalk and lanes along Wilshire Blvd. and N. Canon Dr.
  • Two lanes in each direction on Wilshire Blvd. will be maintained at all times.
  • Anticipated to begin February 18, 2019 through March 2019*
  • Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm

What to Expect: N. Canon Dr. Closure

N. Canon Dr. will be closed at Wilshire Blvd. to form a cul-de-sac on the north side of Wilshire Blvd. The closure will include replacing stop signs with a signalized intersection at N. Crescent Dr. and Clifton Way to better accommodate traffic. Metered parking will be maintained on both sides of N. Canon Dr.

The closure will provide a consistent traffic pattern that will help mitigate the effects of construction activities on traffic. A sound wall on N. Canon Dr. will also be installed to provide sound and dust mitigation during construction.

Closure Date 

Anticipated April 2019. The closure will be in place for at least two years.

How to Access N. Canon Dr.

  • Westbound traffic on Wilshire Blvd. can turn right onto N. Crescent Dr., then left on Clifton Way.
  • Eastbound traffic on Wilshire Blvd. can use northbound Dayton Way, Rodeo Dr. or N. Beverly Dr., then right on Dayton Way.
  • Through traffic on Wilshire Blvd. will be maintained. 

Advanced detour signage will be in place to notify drivers of alternate routes.

Additional Information

An extensive feasibility study was conducted in advance of the closure, which identified striping and signal timing changes to improve traffic operations in the area.

Bus Information

Metro bus stops may be relocated or lines will be impacted. For information about changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit:


Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice. Additional closures may be necessary. Detour routes are subject to change at the discretion of the Los Angeles City Department of Transportation.

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