Geotechnical Fieldwork: Beverly Hills High School
Notice to Beverly Hills High School Students, Faculty/Staff and Parents
Metro contractors have been conducting a series of geotechnical fieldwork tests as a part of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Final EIS/EIR) for the Westside Subway Extension. This work builds upon the data gathered during the Draft EIS/EIR for the project and provides further soil and seismic information along the route of the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA). Following the tests, the data will be analyzed and used to make further informed decisions about subway construction.
The tests will include various types of drilling to collect soil samples, tests to measure how noise and vibration travel through the soil, tests to gather information about underground seismic features, and scans for oil wells and other underground utilities. You may have seen work crews conducting similar tests on Beverly Hills city streets. Different types of equipment will be utilized depending on the kind of tests to be performed. In many cases the work will occur during the day but some work will need to be conducted overnight or on weekends.
Metro has worked with the Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) to select suitable dates and times for work on the campus. BHUSD has authorized Metro contractors to conduct work at designated locations at Beverly Hills High School on the following three weekends:
- February 19 & 20
- February 26 & 27
- March 5 & 6
Note: Should any work need to be cancelled and rescheduled, Metro will inform you of new work date(s)/time(s).
The work will occur during specified hours identified by the BHUSD so as not to interfere with activities planned on the school property. All school property and facilities will be returned to their original condition at the conclusion of each testing activity. We will do our best to conduct these tests with minimal impact to the surrounding community but some impact is unavoidable so that that we gather the best data possible. As stated in Supervisor Yaroslavsky's motion, data gathered from the tests will be used to make recommendations about the best, safest and most effective ways to design and build the subway.
For more information about the Westside Subway Extension, please leave a message at 213.922.6934 or go to "Contact Us" online at metro.net/westside.
Please distribute this notice to others who may be interested. Thank you for your cooperation.