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City Council to Hear Holiday Moratorium Exemption Request for Sunday, April 25

Metro has requested City Council consideration to permit work on Sunday, April 25, 2021 (Academy Awards), to minimize project schedule impacts and maximize construction productivity to prepare for the arrival of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). Staff will present this item at the City Council meeting on April 20, 2021. Metro proposes to implement traffic control along Wilshire to access deck panels for material deliveries between midnight and 10:45 am, and to complete station construction support work within the Reeves Yard and S. Reeves Dr. closure between 1 am and 4 pm.  No surface work activities would be allowed on Wilshire between 4 pm and midnight.

The above hours are compliant with the Metro MOA and the Settlement Agreement executed in December 2020.

If you have comments or concerns, please contact the project team at purpleline@beverlyhills.org.

 

Weekly Update 4/16/21

Wilshire/Rodeo Station

Station excavation in progress beneath Wilshire.

The contractor continues excavating the future Rodeo Station from the Reeves Yard on Wilshire from 7 am to 4 pm. This work is expected to last through April 2021. Excavation from deck openings and hauling material from the job site may occur from 1 am to 10:45 am daily, with traffic control setup beginning at midnight. Excavation may occur underground 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

South Reeves remains closed at Wilshire.

Over the last few years, the contractor has relocated utilities, installed dewatering wells, installed piles and steel beams, and replaced the street surface on Wilshire between Crescent and El Camino with concrete deck panels. Excavation, grading, preparation for the station invert slab, and placement of concrete will continue below ground over the next few months. The street will remain closed at Wilshire, though access will be provided to the parking garage at 9420 Wilshire. Work hours within the Reeves staging yard are from 8 am to 8 pm daily.

Delivery of material and station construction to begin.

The contractor is getting ready for the next phase of work, material delivery and concrete placement. This work will be performed through the deck panels and will occur mostly at night. Work hours are from 12 am to 10:45 am, when Wilshire can be reduced to one lane in each direction, and from 10:45 am to 4 pm when Wilshire can be reduced to two lanes in each direction.

Geotechnical instrumentation being installed in Beverly Hills.

Installation of geotechnical instruments within the station box and along the tunnel alignment to monitor ground movement, settlement, and other geological conditions has been completed. Maintenance of these instruments and equipment will be ongoing throughout construction. This work will include intermittent closures of traffic lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking meters. Work hours will be weekdays from 7 am to 4 pm on Wilshire and 8 am to 4 pm on residential streets off Wilshire.

Installation of instruments on 10-foot poles will take place over the next two weeks along the tunnel alignment on Spalding, S. Lasky, and Charleville. Short term closures will be implemented for this work. Work hours on these streets will be weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm.

ADA ramps and alley improvements underway on Clifton Way.

A City contractor has made improvements to the alley, sidewalks, and curb ramps near the Clifton and Crescent intersection. The completed work included removing and replacing concrete, reconstructing the ADA curb ramps at each corner of the intersection, and replacing the alley approaches on Clifton between Crescent and N Canon. Some work like crosswalk striping will be completed over the next couple of weeks. Work hours will be from 8 am to 6 pm on weekdays. Traffic flow will be impacted and delays will occur. Pedestrian detours will also be in place during this work.

 

Wilshire/La Cienega Station

Construction of appendage structures underway.

Construction of the future Wilshire/La Cienega Station has transitioned to appendage structures, which include vital systems such as emergency exits, ventilation rooms, and utility rooms. This work will require closures of traffic lanes, as well as temporary full closures of some streets. This work will be implemented in phases through the second quarter of 2023.

The initial phase of this work is expected to last for approximately 20 months. During this phase, Wilshire will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between San Vicente and La Cienega. Left turns will be restricted from Wilshire onto Gale, as well as from Tower onto Wilshire. Additionally, North Gale will be closed at Wilshire from 9 pm Fridays through 6 am Mondays.

Additional information can be found in Metro's latest construction notice for the appendage work.

Additional closures anticipated near Wilshire.

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

  • North Gale will be closed from 3 am to 6 pm on weekdays and Saturday.
  • The sidewalk on the western side of North Gale will be closed from 6 am to 5 pm on weekdays.
  • The sidewalk on the northern side of Wilshire will be closed between Hamilton and Gale from 6 am to 5 pm on weekdays.
  • Westbound Wilshire will be intermittently reduced to one lane between La Cienega and San Vicente from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays and 7 am to 6 pm on Saturday.
  • Parking will be restricted on Wilshire between La Cienega and San Vicente from 7 am to 4 pm on weekdays and weekends.

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

Metro 20 and 720 bus stop relocated for 18 months on Wilshire.

As of November 1, Metro has temporarily relocated the eastbound 20 and 720 bus stop in front of 8484 Wilshire Blvd. to Wilshire and Willaman and has added a westbound 720 stop at Wilshire and Willaman. This relocation is expected to last for 18 months.

 

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

Current project construction map »

  


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

The City of Beverly Hills cares about your health and safety. We are working closely with the LA County Department of Public Health to monitor the novel coronavirus. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Beverly Hills has closed City facilities to the public until further notice.  While City offices are closed, the monthly public meetings will be held via live webinar from noon to 1 pm. This meeting will also serve to provide updates normally provided in the monthly evening meeting typically held in-person at Beverly Hills City Hall.

 

When: Wednesdays in 2021: May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3

Time: 12 pm - 1 pm

Where: You may join the webinar from your computer or mobile device by clicking here. To join by phone, call (213) 279-1001 and enter meeting ID 283 641 45 when prompted. Phone participants will not be able to participate in questions and answers during the webinar. Please email purplelineext@metro.net or call (213) 922-6934 with any questions. You should receive a response within 24 hours.

Description: 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.

 

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.


Links

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 purplelineext@metro.net 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

BUSINESS RESOURCES

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. 

 

 
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