BEVERLY HILLS—To prepare for the North Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction (SMBlvd) project, the construction contractor will begin performing additional exploratory work to verify and locate existing utilities under the roadway. Rolling lane closures will begin on Monday, October 10 and last for approximately 30 days, where one traffic lane will be closed at a time to allow for the exploratory work to be performed.

Lane closures will be limited to one lane in one direction (eastbound or westbound) at a time. Work will take place during the week, Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and some work will occur on some weekends from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Canyon News reached out to Therese Kosterman, Public Information Manager for the city of Beverly Hills via email about the North Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction project. When asked about any other expected road closures in the region due to the project, Kosterman replied, “Not in the coming weeks.”

The North Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction project is scheduled to break ground in early 2017. The project will completely rebuild the roadway between Doheny Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. The project design includes “green street” drainage, new decorative street lights, drought tolerant landscaping and widening a portion of the roadway on the south side between Canon Drive and Wilshire Boulevard.