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Weekly Construction Look-Ahead for Section 1 City of LA & City of Beverly Hills

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.

Summary

Wilshire Blvd. and Western Ave. – Tunneling Support

  • Northbound Manhattan Pl. will be closed intermittently just north of Wilshire Blvd., Monday to Friday, 4am to midnight, and Saturday to Sunday, 8am to 11pm. Access to businesses is maintained, and a signed pedestrian detour is installed. This closure is a public safety measure to support ongoing excavation and construction.
  • Intermittent single-lane closures on Wilshire Blvd. between Western Ave. and Manhattan Pl. may be in place to support construction. Work hours are 9am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Work hours will remain extended at the Western Staging Yard. Support for cross passage excavation will continue for 24 hours a day.
  • Southbound S. Oxford Ave. will be intermittently reduced to a single lane, continuing through February 2021. The closure will be in place from 7am to 3:30pm, and 9pm to 6am.

Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea Ave. and Wilshire Blvd. and Sycamore Ave. – Hauling, Deliveries and Tunneling Support

  • Continuing through Saturday, February 27, 2021, Wilshire Blvd. between Detroit St. and June St. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. Orange Dr. north of Wilshire Blvd. will be closed. Click here for more information. 
  • Beginning Friday, February 19 at 9pm, and continuing through Monday, February 22 at 6am, multiple lanes within the Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea intersection will be closed. This closure will support sewer maintenance on the north side of the intersection. South Sycamore Ave. and South Orange Dr. will also be closed at Wilshire Blvd. Left turns from westbound Wilshire Blvd. to southbound La Brea Ave. will be restricted over this time. Click here for more information.
  • Hauling and deliveries to and from both La Brea Yards will continue as tunneling progresses underneath Wilshire Blvd. Work hours are 6am to 4pm and 7pm to 2am, Monday to Saturday.
  • Intermittent lane closures to Wilshire Blvd. and side streets between Highland Ave. and Detroit St. may be in place to support construction. Work hours are 6am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
  • Daily lane closures supporting station construction will continue through February 2021. Wilshire Blvd. may be reduced to a single lane in each direction between Highland Ave. and Detroit St. This traffic control will be implemented on a daily basis, from 6am to 4pm.

Wilshire Blvd. and Plymouth Blvd. – Center Enclosure, Material Deliveries and Underground Construction

  • The work zone on Wilshire Blvd. between Plymouth Blvd. and Windsor Blvd. will be in place for approximately one year. Wilshire will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Windsor Blvd. and Plymouth Blvd. while the K-Rail is in place. Click here for more information.
  • Concrete and material deliveries are anticipated to continue in February 2021.
  • Wilshire Blvd. may be intermittently reduced to a single lane in each direction to support ongoing concrete pours into the enclosure.

Wilshire Blvd. and Rimpau Blvd. – Center Enclosure, Material Deliveries and Underground Construction

  • The work zone on the west side of the Wilshire Blvd. and Rimpau Blvd. intersection is anticipated to be in place through March 2022. Wilshire Blvd. is reduced to two lanes in each direction between June St. and Muirfield Rd.
  • Concrete and material deliveries are anticipated to continue in February 2021.
  • Wilshire Blvd. may be intermittently reduced to a single lane in each direction to support ongoing concrete pours into the enclosure.

Wilshire Blvd. and Side Streets between Western Ave. and San Vicente Blvd. – Instrumentation and Street Maintenance

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd. and side streets between Western Ave. and San Vicente Blvd. may be in place to support instrumentation installation, environmental testing, and street maintenance. Work hours are 9am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to 11pm, Saturday to Sunday.
  • On Friday, February 19 from 9am to 3:30pm, and 5am Saturday, February 20, continuing through 6am Monday, February 22, Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Cloverdale Ave. and Cochran Ave. This traffic control will support core drilling in the subsurface grout block underneath Wilshire Blvd.

Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. – Station Construction, Hauling, Concrete Pouring and Appendage Work 

  • Concrete and material deliveries will continue this week. This work is supported by intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd. between 5am to 3:30pm.
  • Ogden Dr. will be closed intermittently at Wilshire Blvd., Monday to Saturday, 24 hours a day to support construction.
  • Intermittent lane closures may be in place to support deck panel maintenance and investigations in the Wilshire/Fairfax Station area. Anticipated work hours are 9am to 3:30pm, and 7pm to 6am, Monday to Friday.
  • Continuing through August 2021, Wilshire Blvd. between San Diego Way and Spaulding Ave. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. Fairfax Ave. will see no traffic impact; however, a K-Rail work zone will be implemented on the southwest corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. This traffic control will support the construction of a ventilation room and an emergency stairwell for the future Fairfax Station. Click here for more information. 
  • Continuing in February 2021: the alleyway between Johnnies and the 99 Cents Only Store will be intermittently closed for one year. This closure will support the construction of the Wilshire/Fairfax Station. Access to the 99 Cents Only Store will be maintained from Fairfax Ave. and 6th St. Incoming traffic will be able to enter intermittently from Wilshire Blvd.
  • Orange Grove Ave. will continue to be closed south of Wilshire Blvd. through January 2022.

Wilshire Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. – Anomaly Mitigation

  • The K-Rail enclosure in the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. in Mid-Wilshire is anticipated to be in place through March 2021. Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to a single lane between Tower Dr. and San Vicente Blvd., and westbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to a single lane between La Jolla Ave. and San Vicente Blvd. The enclosure will support ongoing tunnel and mitigation work underneath Wilshire Blvd. All left turns within the Wilshire Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. intersection will be restricted while the K-Rail is in place. Directional closures will be implemented on weekends. The eastbound 20 stop at the Landmark Center will be closed for the duration of this closure.

Wilshire Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. – Station Construction, Material Deliveries, Instrumentation and Concrete Pouring

  • Beginning in March 2021, work activities at the Wilshire/La Cienega station will transition to the construction of appendage structures adjacent to the underground station box. These structures house vital systems for the future La Cienega Station, including entrance and exit structures, emergency exits, ventilation rooms, and utility rooms. This work will require various intermittent and semi-permanent lane reductions and full and directional closures to support the construction. Click here for more information.
  • On Saturday, February 20, from 5am to 5pm, eastbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to a single lane between Gale Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. This traffic control will support instrument installation on the southwest corner of San Vicente Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd.
  • Station construction continues in the staging yards at Wilshire Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd./Gale Dr. Work will be conducted 24 hours a day within the staging yards.
  • Ongoing concrete and material deliveries into the Wilshire/La Cienega Station box are anticipated to continue this week. This work will be conducted from Wilshire Blvd. and within the Gale staging yard. Anticipated work hours are 3am to 6pm.
  • Intermittent lane and crosswalk reductions may be in place along Wilshire Blvd and side streets:
    • Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. may be intermittently reduced to one lane from 7am to 4pm, and 8pm to 7am as needed. This lane reduction may also be utilized on Saturdays from 7am to 4pm. Click here for more information.
    • Additional intermittent lane reductions, turn restrictions, and sidewalk closures may be in place to support instrumentation work, road restoration and utility maintenance in the Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd. area.
    • Intermittent crosswalk closures may be implemented across Wilshire Blvd. at Gale Dr.
  • N. Gale Dr. will be intermittently closed at Wilshire Blvd. to support construction activities in the Gale staging yard. Work hours will be Monday through Saturday, 4am to 6pm. 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 and egress from the property.
  • Work hours within the staging yards and on Wilshire Blvd. will continue 24 hours a day.

Metro Access

Our construction may have relocated your bus stop, or changed your route. For information changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/

Noteworthy

  • Construction within project staging yards is 24-hours/day. 
  • 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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