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March 2021: Monthly Look-Ahead

Westwood/UCLA Station Monthly Look-Ahead for March 2021

Summary
This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the Westwood/UCLA Station during the month of March 2021.
As part of the State, County, and applicable City orders specific to the COVID-19 response, Metro construction activities are currently included as “Essential” activities. Therefore, construction activities are continuing as permitted by the local jurisdiction.
Additional notices detailing these activities will be sent by email through the Purple Line Extension, Section 3 database.

Utility Relocation – Storm Drain and Sanitary Sewer
Metro contractors will begin to relocate and upgrade the sanitary sewer and storm drain systems in Westwood. This work will require some temporary lane reductions, and 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.

Work Hours:
Westwood Blvd: Monday through Sunday from 9pm to 6am
Gayley Ave: 11pm Friday through 6am Monday

Traffic Controls:

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

Subsurface Investigation Work on Wilshire Blvd. and Westwood Blvd.
Metro contractors will continue investigating subsurface conditions, also known as geotechnical investigations, around the future Westwood/UCLA Station. Investigations take 3 to 5 working days depending on each location.
Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 10pm to 6am
Traffic Controls:

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd. between Manning Ave. and Gayley Ave.
  • Intermittent turn restrictions at Malcolm Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.
  • Intermittent lane reductions on Westwood Blvd. between Lindbrook Dr. and Ashton Ave.
  • Intermittent lane reductions on Gayley Ave. between Kinross Ave. and Ashton Ave.
  • Intermittent lane reduction on Veteran Ave. between Kinross Ave. and Ashton Ave.

Construction Wall Installation at UCLA Lot 36
Metro contractors will install additional walls at UCLA Lot 36 to protect students and UCLA affiliates, as well as our construction workers during project operations. The installation will require equipment such us a crane, forklift, and drill rig.
Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm
Traffic Controls:

  • This work has no impact to Gayley Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.
  • Temporary sidewalk closure adjacent to Lot 36 between Gayley Ave and Veteran Ave.

Driveway Installation at UCLA Lot 36 and Veteran Ave.
Metro contractors will install a new driveway from UCLA Lot 36 to Veteran Ave. This driveway will ensure the safe and efficient delivery of machinery and equipment.
Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm
Traffic Controls:

  • Intermittent lane reduction on northbound Veteran Ave.
  • Temporary sidewalk closure Veteran Ave. next to Lot 36.

UCLA Tree Removal
Metro contractors will remove trees along the perimeter of UCLA Lot 36 to prepare for future station construction.
Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm
Traffic Controls:

  • This work has no impact to Gayley Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.
  • Temporary sidewalk closure adjacent to Lot 36 between Gayley Ave and Veteran Ave.

Well Monitoring on Wilshire Blvd.
Metro contractors will continue well monitoring on Wilshire Blvd. Hand equipment will be used at several locations to monitor the groundwater wells. Monitoring at each location will take approximately one hour.
Work hours: Monday through Sunday, 8pm to 6am

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd. between Malcolm Ave. and Veteran Ave.
  • Intermittent lane reductions on Westwood Blvd. between Lindbrook Dr. and Ashton Ave.
  • Intermittent lane reductions on Gayley Ave. between Kinross Ave. and Ashton Ave.

Utility Surveys and Groundwork Improvement on Sepulveda Blvd. near Wilshire Blvd.
Metro’s contractors will survey the sanitary sewer and storm drain under Sepulveda Blvd. near Wilshire Blvd. in preparation for the Purple Line Extension Section 3. This pre-construction survey will be done using a closed-circuit camera. Contractors will also install magnetic traffic loops and conduct groundwork improvement on Sepulveda Blvd.

Essentials: Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 9pm to 6am

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Sepulveda Blvd. between Constitution Ave. and Ohio Ave.
  • Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd. between Bonsall Ave. and Veteran Ave.