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Weekly Update 06/15/18

Wilshire/La Cienega Station

Major closures scheduled June 15-17.

Friday, June 15 at 8 pm to Sunday, June 17 at 6 am a new work zone will be installed on Wilshire Boulevard between Le Doux Road and Carson Road to move jet grouting activities (soil reinforcement) from their current location. Once installed, this new work zone will reduce Wilshire to two lanes in each direction. The k-rail where current activities are taking place will be removed.

Eastbound Wilshire:

  • One eastbound lane maintained between Arnaz Drive and San Vicente Blvd.

Westbound Wilshire:

  • Full westbound closure from San Vicente to Le Doux Road
  • One westbound lane will be maintained from Le Doux Road to Hamel Drive
  • Right turns from southbound San Vicente Blvd. will be restricted.

La Cienega Blvd:

  • Reduced to one lane in each direction starting Friday night at 8:00 pm to 7:00 am Saturday
  • Reduced to two lanes in each direction from 7:00 am Saturday to 6:00 am Sunday, with left turn restrictions.

Side Streets:

  • North and South closure of Hamilton Drive, Gale Drive and Tower Drive at Wilshire Blvd. starting at 8:00 pm Friday night to 6:00 am Sunday morning.
  • Local access maintained via Gregory Way and San Vicente Blvd.
  • Left turns onto Wilshire Blvd. will be restricted from Carson Road, Stanley Drive, Le Doux Road and La Cienega Blvd.

See the map below for detours. Please use alternative routes and continue to respect construction barriers and detours for your safety.

Beginning Monday, June 18, southbound Gale Drive will be closed north of Wilshire on weekdays from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.* The closure will allow for excavation activities and utility work.

On weekdays Wilshire may be reduced to one lane from La Cienega to Willaman Drive. This will happen during off-peak hours to perform soil reinforcement activities.

 Metro Map 6-13-18

Wilshire/Rodeo Station

Soil sampling work continues and crews prepare for next phase of utility relocation work.

Work to sample soil and examine the geology of the area will continue on Wilshire Boulevard Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm to 6:00 am.* Work in the area is expected to last through the end of July.* During work hours one lane on eastbound Wilshire Boulevard will be closed from Roxbury Drive to North Camden Drive.

Preparation for the next stage of utility relocation work on Wilshire Boulevard is on hold pending City approval and could start as early as June 18.* This work will take place on weekdays and includes:

  • Traffic signal installation
  • Marking the new striping layout (work hours: 8:00 pm to 6:00 am)
  • Removing existing striping (work hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
  • Marking and re-striping Wilshire between Beverly and Crescent (work hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 am)

Once re-striping is completed, k-rails, fence panels and 8-foot tall sidewalk panels will be installed Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.* These barriers are needed to perform ongoing utility work.

Wilshire Boulevard between Beverly Drive and N. Crescent Drive will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. Left turns from Wilshire may be restricted. Northbound traffic on Reeves will be detoured at Charleville. Detour signage will be posted, and flaggers will be on site in some locations during work hours to assist with detours and pedestrian crossing.

Demolition of 9430 Wilshire Boulevard (the former Ace Gallery) and installation of the noise barrier around the property will begin on Monday, June 25 and continue through August 2018.* A portion of the park at 125 S. Reeves Drive will be closed during demolition activities. This location will be used as a construction staging area.

*Due to the dynamic nature of construction the schedule and activities may vary.

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Upcoming Events

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


Wednesdays in 2018: July 11, Aug 1, Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5


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 and pre-construction for the Wilshire/La Cienega and Wilshire/Rodeo Stations in Beverly Hills. 

Additional information can be found in https://www.metro.net/projects/westside/events/




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

Metro Presentations

Metro Notice

Safety Tips

Metro Bus and Rail Schedules

Business Interruption Fund

Purple Line Extension Project Details



Documents and Presentations


Chamber Government Affairs Committee August 2017


Metro Presentation July 2017 - Section 1 Construction Community Meeting


Metro Presentation June 2017 - Section 2 Pre-Construction Community Meeting


Chamber of Commerce May 2017 Meeting


Community Meeting Presentation February 2017


Community Meeting - January 2017


Metro Presentation November 2016 - Section 1 Construction Community Meeting


Metro Presentation October 2016 - Section 2 Pre-Construction Community Meeting


Metro Presentation August 2016 - Purple Line Extension Community Meeting:


City Presentation August 2016 - Purple Line Extension Community Meeting


Community Meeting Presentation November 2015


Purple Line Advanced Utility Relocation Memorandum of Agreement


Additional Resources


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.

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


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.

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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. 

Metro Purple Line Extension | Project Update from Beverly Hills Television on Vimeo.