BEVERLY HILLS—The Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction Project, which began in January 2017, will move into its penultimate phase of construction in early June.
According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, Phase “C,” characterized by city officials as the project’s most aggressive stage, will replace the roadway asphalt along the south side of Santa Monica Boulevard between Wilshire and Rodeo Drive. During the three-week construction period, westbound traffic on Santa Monica will be limited to only two lanes, and eastbound traffic will be re-routed to South Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards. City bus service will also be affected, with two temporary stops being added to routes impacted by the project; one before Charleville Boulevard and another near Camden Drive.
Phase C is the third of four scheduled construction efforts to have taken place along Santa Monica Boulevard this year. The first two phases of the project upgraded the drainage system and utilities, repaired sidewalks, and added new LED streetlights along the boulevard. The fourth and final construction phase, Phase D, will replace the asphalt on the north side of the roadway.
The city of Beverly Hills is encouraging the community to stay informed during the project by holding several outreach events, sending mailers to residents, and reaching out over Facebook and other social media.
The entire reconstruction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.