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Advance Utility Relocation (AUR) on Ashton Ave. near Westwood Blvd.

Summary

Metro contractors are continuing excavation work to relocate underground water, power and telecommunications equipment in Westwood. AUR is expected to be completed in 2020.  While AUR is being performed, some traffic lanes will be temporarily reduced or access might be temporarily restricted. Please note posted signs near construction zones, which will provide motorists and pedestrians safe, alternate routes for travel through the area.

Saw-cutting, trenching, and tie-in work on Ashton Ave.
Tuesday, August 7 to Friday, August 17, 9pm to 6am weeknights only

  • Driveway access for the 10900 Wilshire parking structure will be intermittently open.
  • The west driveway for 10916 Ashton Ave. will be intermittently open.
  • Traffic control officers will be present to ensure driver and worker safety.
  • Alley access maintained from Ashton Ave. to Westwood Blvd.
  • Westbound traffic on Ashton Ave. from northbound Westwood Blvd. will be restricted.
  • Eastbound traffic from Ashton Ave. to Westwood Blvd. will be restricted.
  • Pedestrian sidewalks remain open.

All businesses remain open during construction.

New traffic control plans will be implemented for each stage of AUR. Construction updates for each stage will be sent out to the public as work progresses.

Bus Info

Nighttime bus routes will be relocated to accommodate the construction activities around Wilshire/Westwood.

Metro Bus Lines 234, 602, and 734 will be rerouted through Kinross Ave. and Veteran Ave. from 9pm to 6am, Monday through Thursday and from 9pm to 6am, Friday through Monday.

Metro Access

Our construction may have relocated your bus stop, or changed your route. For information changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/

What to Expect

  • All work has received necessary permits and approvals.
  • Access to driveways, homes & 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.
  • Temporary lane closures will be required; detours with signage will be implemented.
  • Parking restrictions will be implemented in the immediate area of the work zone.
  • Temporary bus stops with relocation signage will be implemented.
  • For emergencies or issues needing immediate attention only, please call the 24/7 hotline at (213) 922-6934.

Contact Us

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More About Metro

Eat Shop Play

Support businesses located along the project alignment!  Eat, Shop, Play locally during construction.  For all the details, visit metro.net/eatshopplay

Business Interruption Fund

Metro's Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to qualifying small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by construction; learn more by visiting metro.net/bif.  To apply, visit Metro’s program administrator, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR)

Doing Business with Metro 

Metro works with small businesses throughout Los Angeles County! Would you like to be one of our vendors? Visit business.metro.net for more details!

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