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Request for Temporary Full Closure of Wilshire Blvd. During COVID-19 Restrictions


Metro and the City of Beverly Hills have been exploring alternatives to help expedite the construction of the Wilshire/Rodeo Station. A full closure of Wilshire Blvd. between Crescent Dr. and Beverly Dr. was identified as a potential option to help work progress during the statewide pandemic health restrictions.

The full closure would allow the contractor to utilize additional equipment, which would help expedite the completion of piling on the south side of Wilshire Blvd. as well as decking.

Metro anticipates that this closure could be in place from 1-3 months; however, upon request of the City, the contractor will restore the street to the current configuration.

Implementation of the Wilshire Blvd. temporary full closure could result in a potential time savings of 6 months, when these activities would have otherwise continued through March 2021 under normal conditions.

Proposed Work: 

  • Temporary full closure of Wilshire Blvd. between Crescent Dr. and Beverly Dr. for piling on the south side of the street and as well as decking.
    • Piling work hours would remain the same (8am – 9pm) for drilling activities, (9pm – 11pm) for non-drilling activities.
    • S. Cañon Dr. and Reeves Dr. will remain closed at Wilshire Blvd. for pile installations for the duration of the full Wilshire Blvd. closure.
    • During decking, work will occur during night hours per the MOA.
  • Closures of the Wilshire Blvd./Beverly Dr. intersection for piling across Beverly Dr.
  • Additionally, Metro has requested an exemption from the current peak hour hauling restrictions of  7am – 9am and   4pm – 7pm.


These items will be going to City Council on March 31, 2020 for their consideration and approval. If you have any questions or comments related to this item, you can e-mail the City at or call 310-703-1385.

For additional information about the upcoming Beverly Hills Council meeting please go to

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.

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