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Beverly Hills Public Works Customer Service: 310.285.2467
Beverly Hills Public Works Email: PurpleLine@beverlyhills.org
Weekly Update 8/16/19
Holiday moratorium exemption request received from Metro.
On July 31, the City received a formal request from Metro for an exemption to this year’s holiday moratorium, which would allow work to continue after the Thanksgiving holiday through New Year’s Eve. No work would occur on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day. The project anticipates going to City Council for a decision in September.
Utility work and potholing continues on Wilshire.
Potholing, relocating sewer and water lines, and replacing storm drain laterals on Wilshire are in progress between El Camino and Crescent. Work will be done in stages over the next three months 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.
Geotechnical instrumentation installed 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.
N. Cañon closure begins September 9.
As early as September 9, N. Cañon will no longer be accessible from Wilshire. A 20-foot soundwall will be 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 will be reconfigured into a cul-de-sac while pedestrian access will be maintained on both sides of the closure. Sidewalk closures and parking impacts may be required during installation of the closure. Work hours will be weekdays from 7 am to 4 pm and weekends from 8 am to 6 pm.
Piling installation to begin in September.
Piling operations are anticipated to begin as early as September 23, 2019. During this work, a 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 May 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.
Wilshire/La Cienega Station
Closures anticipated near Wilshire.
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 in September.
Next month, 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 10 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: Sept 4, Oct 2, 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.
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.