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February 2017

Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction Activities


The project began on Tuesday, January 17 (original start date delayed from January 11, 2017, due to inclement weather). Construction started on the western segment, from Wilshire Boulevard to Rodeo Drive. 

1) Construction Activities within the work zone

The first phase of construction (Phase A) occupies the Northern side of the Boulevard (Westbound) between Wilshire Blvd. and Rodeo Dr.  Phase A work is approximately 50 calendar days and involves the following activities: 

  • Removal of existing curb and gutter, curb ramps, sidewalks, driveways, cross-gutters,  irrigation, catch basins, asphaltic concrete pavement, street light poles and foundations and signal foundations
  • Installation of new underground utilities, associated storm drain laterals and main lines, electrical infrastructure (conduits, pull boxes etc.) as well as fiber optic and traffic signal conduits and pull boxes
  • Construction of a new Vegetated bio-swale with associated landscape improvements

This work requires the contractor to occupy an 18-foot wide working area adjacent the northern curb.  To accommodate this work zone, NSMB has been restriped to delineate the work zone and create two westbound and two eastbound lanes by eliminating the left turn median between Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive.

TIME: 8am – 6pm (Monday - Friday)
WHEN: 01/31/17 (and will last approximately 7 weeks)
WHERE: Between Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive

2)  Advance Utility Work

Intermittent lane closures for installation of storm drains and fiber optic conduits. Pavement cutting will occur in the day and pipe / conduit installation will occur at night.

TIME: 8pm - 6am (Monday - Friday)
WHEN: 02/06 - 02/24 (subject to weather delays)
WHERE: Between Rexford Drive and Alpine Drive
WHAT: Storm Drain Lines and Communication Conduits

Purple Line Extension Construction Activities


1) Sound wall installation at Wilshire/Gale and Wilshire/La Cienega staging yards

This work will occur inside the staging yards located at the corners of Wilshire/La Cienega and Wilshire/Gale. Once this work is completed, sound walls will be built to enclose both staging yards to mitigate construction related noise. Prior to constructing the noise mitigation sound walls, it is necessary to clear existing utilities and remove any underground obstructions.

Work is anticipated to be completed on February 25, 2017, and work hours will be Monday thru Friday from 7am - 4pm.

2) La Cienega Pre-Piling and Pot Holing

Starting Monday, February 6th thru March 2017, pre-piling and pot holing activities will occur in the Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd. area. Construction activities include saw cutting, pot holing, geotechnical instrumentation work, and closure maintenance.  Work will mainly occur behind the k-rail on the south side of Wilshire Blvd.  Work will extend outside of the work zone under intermittent closures of side streets, sidewalks on Wilshire Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.

Work hours are Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm.

Sidewalk work may occur at night, from 8pm-7am or on weekends from 8am-6pm or 6pm-8am.  

Abandoned bus stops as a result of traffic control set-up will be moved to the bus stops at Wilshire Blvd./ La Jolla Ave. and Wilshire Blvd./ Stanley Ave.

Link to Metro Construction Notice:  https://www.metro.net/projects/notices/notice_purpleline_020217B/

3) AM/PM Utility Relocation Work at Wilshire/La Cienega

Advanced relocation work will continue during the week and over the weekend starting Tuesday, February 21st thru Monday, February 27, 2017, along the north side of Wilshire Blvd. and on La Cienega Blvd. north of Wilshire Blvd.

Work will occur along the north side of Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. to just west of La Cienega Blvd., and on La Cienega Blvd. just north of Wilshire Blvd. This work will consist of accessing the vaults for cable pulling activities.

See lane reductions and sidewalk impacts below:

Wilshire Blvd.: One lane will remain open westbound between San Vicente Blvd. and Le Doux Rd.

La Cienega Blvd.:  Reduced to 2 lanes north of Wilshire to Clifton Way, with a partial sidewalk closure adjacent to the La Cienega staging yard.

Work hours and dates: 

  • Tuesday, 2/21 - 10:30pm to Wednesday 2/22 at 7am
  • Wednesday, 2/22 - 10pm to Thursday 2/23 at 7am
  • Thursday, 2/23 - 8pm to Friday, 2/24 at 7am
  • Friday, 2/24 - Midnight to Saturday, 2/25 at 8am
  • Saturday, 2/25 - 8am to 6pm and Midnight to Sunday, 2/26 at 8am
  • Saturday, 2/25 - 8am to 6pm and Midnight to Sunday, 2/26 at 8am
  • Sunday, 2/26 - 8am to 6pm and Midnight to Monday, 2/27 at 7am

Link to Metro Construction Notice:  https://www.metro.net/projects/notices/notice_purpleline_020617A/


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