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Wilshire/La Cienega Station Monthly Look-Ahead for December

Last Updated

11/21/2019

Summary

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of December 2019. Pending City of Beverly Hills approval.* Additional notices detailing these activities will be sent by email through the Purple Line Extension, Section 1 database. 

Station Construction at Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd./Gale Dr.

  • N. Gale Dr. will be intermittently closed at Wilshire Blvd. to support construction activities in the Gale staging yard. Work hours are Monday through Saturday, 6am to 10pm. Access to N. Gale Dr. will be maintained from San Vicente Blvd. This closure is a public safety measure due to high volumes of vehicle ingress/egress from the property.*
  • Work hours within the La Cienega and Gale staging yards, and on Wilshire Blvd., are anticipated to continue 24 hours a day. 

Concrete and Material Deliveries at Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. *

  • Concrete and material deliveries to the La Cienega Station are expected to continue in December.
  • Traffic control will be in place to support the construction of the ground floor of the Wilshire/La Cienega Station box.
  • Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. will be intermittently reduced to two lanes in each direction from 7am and 4pm.
  • Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. will be intermittently reduced to one lane in each direction from 9pm and 7am.
  • Left turns from Wilshire Blvd. to side streets may be restricted during these lane restrictions.
  • Closures are anticipated to be in place 5 to 7 days per week, as needed. 

Instrumentation Work, Utility Work, and Street Maintenance at Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd.

  • Intermittent lane closures, turn restrictions, and sidewalk closures on La Cienega Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd. may be in place during non-rush hour traffic times (9am to 3:30pm, 8pm to 6am Monday to Friday, and 8am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday).
    • Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and Stanley Dr. will experience lane reductions in the month of December to support the installation of geotechnical instrumentation. Additional details on this work will be available in future construction notices. 

Upcoming City of Los Angeles Work

  • Some upcoming Purple Line Extension work along Wilshire Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and San Vicente Blvd. may require traffic control that could extend into the City of Beverly Hills. This work includes, but is not limited to, instrumentation installation, soil improvements, and magnetic surveying.
  • Information on this work and the resulting traffic control will be available in future construction notices.

Beverly Hills City Council Meeting

  • Metro’s Contractor will be requesting a change of use for the former Benihana parking lot to allow for project employees to park. This request is anticipated to be on the agenda for the December 17, 2019 City Council Meeting.
  • Metro will be requesting an exemption to the MOA Holiday Moratorium to allow construction to occur on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, and President’s Day in February. This request is anticipated to be on the agenda for the December 17, 2019 City Council Meeting.

There will be no construction activities on December 25, 2019 in observance of Christmas Day. 

*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. 

Metro Access

The 720 bus stop at Wilshire Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. has been temporarily relocated to Willaman Dr. For information changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/

Noteworthy

  • 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.
  • 24/7 Hotline: 213.922.6934

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Safety First

  • Please review our construction safety tips
  • Access for emergency responders will be maintained
  • Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice

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