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Weekly Update 10/4/19
Trees will be removed overnight this week.
Prior to the start of piling later this month, 28 trees will be removed near the future Wilshire/Rodeo Station starting this week. Work hours will be from 8:15 pm to 7 am on weekdays and closures of traffic lanes, crosswalks, and sidewalks will be required. Tree removals are expected to be completed by mid-October. Replacement trees will be planted during the street restoration phase of construction.
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
The following closures* are scheduled to take place during the upcoming week:
Please use alternative routes and continue to respect construction barriers and detours for your safety.
Concrete and material delivery begins this month.
In October, excavation is expected to be completed and construction will begin on the La Cienega station including concrete placement and material deliveries such as rebar. To support this work, Wilshire will be 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.
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.
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: https://vimeo.com/364349560
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 http://www.beverlyhills.org/departments/informationtechnology/beverlyhillstelevision/citycouncilmeetings/
Additional information can be found at https://www.metro.net/projects/notices/events_purpleline/
Transportation and Parking: For public transportation, use the Trip Planner at metro.net 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
Metro Business Interruption Fund (BIF) information and additional resources for your business: https://www.metro.net/projects/business-interruption-fund/
PROJECT DETAILS - Purple Line
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.