BEVERLY HILLS—Piling operations in Beverly Hills started on Friday, September 20 resulting in closures on North Cañon Drive as construction work on the Metro Purple Line continues. Wilshire Boulevard, specifically around the perimeter of the Metro station box, will no longer be accessible to vehicular traffic during construction.
Alleys north of Wilshire Boulevard between Beverly Drive and Crescent Drive may be impacted during north side piling, estimated to take place between September 2019 to January 2020. Access for pedestrians and emergency responders will be maintained.
Metro informed in their construction release that during piling, a rig will be used to drill an 100-feet deep hole where a crane will place a steel beam into each hole creating a pile. After that pile is placed, each hole is backfilled with concrete providing support during excavation for the underground subway station. It requires full-time lane closures on Wilshire Boulevard due to a k-rail barrier that will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the anticipated completion of the piling work in May 2020.
Wilshire Boulevard crossing Beverly Drive and Wilshire Boulevard crossing S. Cañon Drive will remain open Monday through Friday, but will require several weekend closures for piling across intersections. Weekend drilling hours are Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., and from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. non-drilling activities will take place. Wilshire Boulevard crossing Beverly Drive is limited to five weekend closures for piling and decking.
Weekday drilling hours will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9 p.m., then from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. non-drilling activities will take place. Two lanes of traffic will remain open in each direction throughout this work. No work will occur on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day.