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Westwood/UCLA Station Monthly Look-Ahead for August

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.

Last Updated 

7/29/20

Summary

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the Westwood/UCLA Station during the month of August 2020. 

Additional notices detailing these activities will be sent by email through the Purple Line Extension, Section 3 database. 

Westwood Advanced Utility Relocation (AUR)

Metro contractors are continuing excavation work to relocate underground water, power and telecommunications equipment in Westwood. AUR is expected to be completed by the end of Summer 2020. 

While AUR is being performed, some traffic lanes will be temporarily reduced, or 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: 

  • Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and 9pm to 6am
  • Friday through Sunday, 9pm to 10am 

Traffic Controls:

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd. between Malcolm Ave. and South Sepulveda 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 turn restrictions at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Glendon 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 turn restrictions at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave.
  • Intermittent sidewalk closures on Wilshire Blvd. between Gayley Ave. and Glendon 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, 9am to 3:30pm

Traffic Controls:

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd. between Glendon Ave. and Gayley 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.
  • Intermittent lane reduction on Veteran Ave. between Kinross Ave. and Ashton Ave. 

Soundwall Installation at UCLA Lot 36

Metro contractors will install soundwalls at UCLA Lot 36 to protect pedestrians, as well as construction workers during project operations. The installation will require equipment such as a crane, forklift, and drill rig. The walls will be adjoined to temporary chain link fences and the remaining walls will be installed as utility work progresses on Lot 36.

Work Hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm

Traffic Controls:

  • This work has no impact to Gayley Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.

Metro Access

During construction, some Metro bus line could be affected and some bus stops might be relocated.

For information changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/

What to Expect

  • All work has received necessary permits and approvals.
  • Access to driveways, homes & businesses will be maintained at all times unless notified in advance.
  • Access for pedestrians will be maintained outside of construction zones.
  • Access for the Fire Department and emergency responders will be maintained.
  • Temporary lane closures will be required; detours with signage will be implemented.
  • Parking restrictions will be implemented in the immediate area of the work zone.
  • Temporary bus stops with relocation signage will be implemented.
  • For emergencies or issues needing immediate attention only, please call the 24/7 hotline at (213) 922-6934.

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