As part of the Federal government’s Coronavirus Guidance for America, transportation infrastructure is considered an “Essential Critical Infrastructure." Additionally, transit capital projects are not subject to the State of California’s Stay at Home order, therefore Metro construction projects continue to progress.
This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities related to the Wilshire/Rodeo Station for the month of August 2020.
Installation of Decking on Reeves Dr. & Lane Closures on Reeves Dr. and Wilshire Blvd.*
- Reeves Dr. will remain closed between the alley and Wilshire Blvd. to allow for the completion of the station entrance decking including initial excavation and re-installation of the staging yard sound walls.
- Wilshire Blvd. is reduced to two lanes in each direction between Beverly Dr. and N Canon Dr. to facilitate this work. The south side Wilshire Blvd. sidewalk between S Beverly Dr. and S Reeves Dr. will remain closed during this work as well as the west side Reeves Dr. sidewalk.
- Both closures on Reeves Dr. and Wilshire Blvd. are anticipated to remain in place until early 2021* (pending City approval)
- Work hours are 7 days a week from 7am – 11pm.
Ongoing Station Excavation*
- Excavation will continue underneath Wilshire Blvd. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This activity will be ongoing until reaching 100 feet in depth for construction of the station.
- Excavation is anticipated to be completed by 1st quarter of 2021.
- Hauling hours for removing the spoils are daily from 7am – 4pm and 8pm – 7am.
- Note: Metro will seek city approval to excavate at night 7 days a week from 8pm – 7am.
- Wilshire Blvd. is currently reduced to two lanes in each direction between Beverly Dr. and N. Canon Dr. to facilitate excavation. Per MOA requirements, the contractor may reduce Wilshire Blvd. to two lanes in each direction during daytime hours and one lane in each direction during nighttime hours.
Installation of Geotechnical Instrumentation*
- Instruments are being installed along the tunnel alignment and around the station box area in order to monitor ground movement, settlement, and other geological impacts. Instruments are being installed within the public right-of-way as well as on private properties. The design-build contractor will coordinate closely with private properties for installation at impacted properties.
- Installation will be ongoing.
- Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7am – 4pm and weekends from 8am – 7pm.
- Installations this month are expected to occur along Wilshire Blvd. from Linden Dr. to La Cienega Blvd., Young Dr., Lasky Dr., S. Moreno Dr., Charleville Blvd., and Spalding Dr. Intermittent closures of traffic lanes, alleys, sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking meters may be required during work hours.
Traffic Signals & Street Restoration at Clifton Way/Crescent Dr.*
- Work remaining at the intersection includes restoration of sidewalks, ADA ramps, and the street surface.
- This work is currently on hold. Updates will be provided in future notices.
Metro bus stops may be relocated or lines will be impacted. For information changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/
- 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
- 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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Eat Shop Play
Support businesses located along the project alignment! Eat, Shop, Play locally during construction. For all the details, visit metro.net/eatshopplay
Business Interruption Fund
Metro's Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to qualifying small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by construction; learn more by visiting metro.net/bif. To apply, visit Metro’s program administrator, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR).
Doing Business with Metro
Metro works with small businesses throughout Los Angeles County! Would you like to be one of our vendors? Visit business.metro.net for more details!
· During the temporary closure of Wilshire Bl between Beverly Dr and Crescent Dr, 720/20 Metro buses will be detoured starting Thursday, April 2 at 6am. Metro 720/20 bus detour route:
o Eastbound: Starting from Roxbury Dr., left on Camden Dr., to Santa Monica Blvd., right to Crescent Dr. turn left onto South Santa Monica Blvd. to Burton Way to Robertson Blvd., right to Wilshire Blvd. left at Wilshire Blvd. continuing regular route.
o Westbound: Regular route on Wilshire Blvd. to Robertson Blvd., right on Robertson Blvd. to Burton Way, left on Burton Way to South Santa Monica Blvd. to Crescent Dr, left onto Santa Monica Blvd., left at Bedford Dr. and right on Wilshire Blvd. to continue regular route.