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Weekly Update 10/11/19

Wilshire/Rodeo Station

Traffic modifications expected this weekend.

Starting as early as this weekend, Wilshire will be reduced to two lanes in each direction from Crescent to Beverly in preparation for the start of piling operations. Crews will be restriping Wilshire so that K-rail barriers can be placed on the north side of Wilshire next week. Left turns will be restricted from westbound Wilshire to southbound S. Cañon.

Piling installation to begin this month.

Piling operations are anticipated to begin as early as mid-October. During this work, a drill rig will be used to drill holes 100 feet below the surface all around the future Rodeo station box. A crane will lower steel beams into each hole, then the hole will be backfilled with concrete to provide support during excavation for the station. This activity will require full-time lane closures on Wilshire and some weekend closures at the Beverly and S. Cañon intersections. K-rail barriers will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the completion of this work, which is expected to be July of next year. Two lanes of traffic will remain open in each direction on Wilshire during this work. For more details, please see Metro’s latest construction notice.

N. Cañon closed at Wilshire.

N. Cañon is no longer accessible from Wilshire. A 20-foot soundwall has been installed at the intersection of N. Cañon and Wilshire in an effort to mitigate traffic and noise for a minimum of two years during major construction. N. Cañon has been reconfigured into a cul-de-sac. Work hours to install lighting, sidewalk ramps, and pedestrian improvements will be weekdays from 7 am to 4 pm and weekends from 8 am to 6 pm when needed.

Installation of traffic signal at Clifton and Crescent intersection underway.

A four-way traffic signal is being installed at Clifton and Crescent to mitigate anticipated traffic impacts caused by the N. Cañon closure. Installation is expected to be completed this month. Work hours will be weekdays from 7 am to 4 pm and weekends from 8 am to 6 pm when needed. This work will require some impacts to traffic lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking meters at the intersection. Flaggers will be available to help people walking in the area.

Utility work and potholing continues on Wilshire.

Potholing, relocating water lines, sewer lines, and replacing storm drain laterals on Wilshire are in progress between El Camino and Crescent. Work is being performed in stages and will require some turn restrictions and closures of traffic lanes, crosswalks, and sidewalks. Work hours are weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm and 8:15 pm to 7 am. On weekends, work hours are from 8 am to 8 pm, with noisy activities restricted to 10 am to 6 pm. This work is anticipated to be completed this month.

Geotechnical instrumentation in progress near Wilshire/Rodeo.

Devices to monitor the effects of excavation and tunneling will be installed at multiple locations around the future Wilshire/Rodeo station. This work will be performed intermittently on weekdays from 7 am to 4 pm over the next few months and may require closures of traffic lanes and sidewalks.

Wilshire/La Cienega Station

Closures anticipated near Wilshire.

The following closures* are scheduled to take place during the upcoming week:

  • North Gale will be closed from 6 am to 10 pm on weekdays and Saturdays.
  • Eastbound Wilshire will be reduced to one lane from Carson to Le Doux from 9 pm on Friday to 10 pm on Saturday, and 6 am to 10 pm on Sunday.
  • Wilshire will be reduced to one lane in both directions from La Cienega to Tower from 7 am to 4 pm on Saturday.

Please use alternative routes and continue to respect construction barriers and detours for your safety.

Concrete and material delivery underway.

Excavation is now complete and construction has begun on the La Cienega station, including concrete placement and material deliveries such as rebar. To support this work, Wilshire will be intermittently reduced to two lanes in each direction from 7 am to 4 pm, and one lane in each direction from 9 pm to 7 am. Parking and turn restrictions will also be required.

*Due to the dynamic nature of construction, all dates and times are subject to change.


Current project construction map »

Related Projects

Metro seeking input for First/Last Mile Plan.

Want to get involved in Metro’s planning for accessing future Purple Line Extension subway stations? Take their online survey and make your voice heard on how to make getting to and from the new stations easier and more pleasant. The planning is expected to wrap up this fall.

The Purple Line Extension will provide a transportation alternative to the congested Westside, including two stops in Beverly Hills: Wilshire/ La Cienega and Wilshire/ Rodeo.

Purple Line Project Map 2019

Sections 1 and 2: La Cienega Station and Rodeo Station Monthly Update Meeting


Wednesdays in 2019: Nov 6, Dec 4


6:30pm - 8pm


City Hall, Municipal Gallery (455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210)


This is a series of monthly meetings for Beverly Hills stakeholders interested in Metro construction for the Wilshire/La Cienega and Wilshire/Rodeo Stations in Beverly Hills.  

The video from the Oct 2 meeting can be found here:

Community Meeting for Change of Use, Former Benihana Parking Lot


Tuesday, Oct 15


6:30 pm – 8 pm


La Cienega Park & Community Center (8400 Gregory Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211)


Metro and its contractor, STS, will discuss a possible change of use at the former Benihana parking lot north of the current La Cienega staging yard. The change of use will allow the contractor to park personal vehicles in the lot 24 hours a day. The gate will remain closed for non-operational hours and access will be limited to Purple Line Extension personnel. No heavy construction vehicles will be permitted to park in the lot. Sound blankets will be placed on the eastern side of the lot to reduce noise and no construction materials will be staged in the lot. This change of use is expected to go to City Council for a decision in November.

Detailed City Council agendas and meeting videos can be found at

Additional information can be found at

Transportation and Parking: For public transportation, use the Trip Planner at or call 323.GO.METRO. Two-hour free parking is available at the Civic Center Garage located at 450 N. Rexford Dr.


Metro Presentations: For the latest Metro Presentations, please click this link below and select "Section 1&2: City of Beverly Hills Presentations"

Documents and Presentations

  • MOA Compliance Report
    The Independent Compliance Monitor is required to be on-site for all construction activities to monitor permit conditions and MOA requirements, such as noise compliance, hauling and parking.  Weekly reports are submitted for Section 1 and 2.

  • Contact Log
    The attached logs track contact interactions such as phone conversations, emails and letters for Section 1 (Wilshire/La Cienega) and Section 2 (Wilshire/Rodeo). Metro and the City keep separate contact logs.
  • Claims Process
    As part of the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Beverly Hills and Metro, Metro is required to maintain an administrative claims process. Residents and businesses may file a claim for damage caused by the contractor during construction of the Purple Line Extension by contacting Metro to complete a field report at or via telephone at (213) 922-6934.

    You will need to provide the following information: current address, telephone number, date and time of the incident, and a detailed narrative of the incident and any damages incurred. The field report must be completed by a team member of the Metro Purple Line Extension at the email or phone number provided above.

    Please contact Perla Berry with the City of Beverly Hills Project Team at (310) 288-2840 for assistance with submitting a claim to Metro.

    Metro will provide the City with monthly updates on the claims that were filed by residents and businesses.

    Sample Field Report for Reference


Metro Business Interruption Fund (BIF) information and additional resources for your business: 


The project is scheduled to be built in three sections.  The first section of the Purple Line Extension will extend the subway from the Wilshire/ Western station in Los Angeles to Wilshire/La Cienega in Beverly Hills.  Section 2 extends from the Wilshire/ La Cienega station to the Wilshire/ Rodeo station and then on to the Century City / Constellation station. 


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