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Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Utility Relocation on Wilshire Blvd.


The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) will continue utility relocation for the Purple Line Extension Project Section 3 on Wilshire Blvd. between Veteran Ave. and Glendon Ave. from Thursday, October 17 to Friday, November 8. Work will be done in phases from 9am to 3:30pm on weekdays and 8am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Advanced utility relocation (AUR) is expected to be completed in 2020. While AUR is being performed, some traffic lanes will be temporarily reduced or access might be restricted. Please note posted signs and cones near construction zones, which will provide motorists and pedestrians safe, alternate routes for travel through the area.

Date: October 17 to November 8

Weekday work hours: Monday through Friday, 9am to 3:30pm

Weekend work hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 5pm

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd. between Veteran Ave. and Glendon Ave.
  • Intermittent lane reductions on Gayley Ave. between Lindbrook Dr. and Wilshire Blvd.
  • Intermittent turn restrictions at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Gayley Ave.
  • Intermittent turn restrictions at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Westwood Blvd.
  • Access to businesses will be maintained.

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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.

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