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Wilshire/La Cienega 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.

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This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of July 2020, pending City of Beverly Hills approval.* 

Strut Removal at La Cienega Blvd.

  • A K-Rail work zone has been implemented on Wilshire Blvd. at Gale Dr. This work zone is anticipated to be in place through September 2020.
  • Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Hamilton Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. Left turns from Wilshire Blvd. to Gale Dr. will be restricted.
  • Additional intermittent lane reductions may be in place.
    • Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. may be reduced to one lane between Stanley Dr. and Gale Dr. Westbound Wilshire Blvd. may be reduced to two lanes between Gale Dr. and Hamilton Dr.
    • Left turns and through movements at Hamilton Dr. may be restricted.
    • Work hours will be 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.  

Concrete and Material Deliveries at Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. *

  • Concrete and material deliveries to the La Cienega Station are expected to continue in August 2020. The frequency of these work activities is anticipated to continue daily.
  • Work activities will be conducted from the Gale staging yard and intermittent traffic control on Wilshire Blvd. Additional details on traffic control and work hours will be available in future construction notices. 

Upcoming City of Los Angeles Work

  • There will be some upcoming Purple Line Extension work along Wilshire Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and San Vicente Blvd. and within the intersection of Wilshire Blvd and San Vicente Blvd. Some of this work may require traffic control extending into the City of Beverly Hills. This work includes, but is not limited to, tunnel investigation, soil improvements, and magnetic surveying.
  • Information on this work and the resulting traffic control will be available in future construction notices.

Station Construction at Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd./Gale Dr.

  • N. Gale Dr. will be intermittently closed at Wilshire Blvd. to support construction activities in the Gale Staging Yard. Work hours are 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/egress from the property.*
  • Work hours within the La Cienega and Gale Staging Yards, and on Wilshire Blvd., are anticipated to continue 24 hours a day.

Instrumentation Work, Utility Work, and Street Maintenance at Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd.

  • Intermittent lane closures, turn restrictions, and sidewalk closures on La Cienega Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd. may be in place during non-rush hour traffic times (9am to 3:30pm, 8pm to 6am Monday to Friday, and 8am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday). 

*Pending approval from the City of Beverly Hills. Additional construction notices will be distributed with further details prior to the start of major activities. 

Metro Access

The 720 bus stop at Wilshire Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. has been temporarily relocated to Willaman Dr. For information changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit:


  • 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.
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