METRO Traffic Impact: Section 3 Purple Line Extension Construction Update for September

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Pre-Construction Activities Continue

Purple Line Section 3 continues pre-construction activities with advanced utility relocation, subsurface investigations, and surveys. Metro contractors are preparing for construction in the Caltrans yard and on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Campus.

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of September 2019. Additional notices detailing these activities will be sent by email through the Purple Line Extension, Section 3 database.

Westwood Advanced Utility Relocation 

Metro contractors are continuing excavation work to relocate underground water, power and telecommunications equipment in Westwood. AUR is expected to be completed in 2020. 

While AUR is being performed, some traffic lanes will be temporarily reduced or access might be restricted. Please note posted signs and cones near construction zones, which will provide motorists and pedestrians safe, alternate routes for travel through the area.

Weeknight work hours: Monday through Friday, 9pm to 6am

Weekend work hours: Friday through Monday, 9pm to 6am

For the month of September:

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd. between Malcolm Ave. and South Sepulveda Blvd.

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Westwood Blvd. between Lindbrook Dr. and Ashton Ave.

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Gayley Ave. between Kinross Ave. and Ashton Ave.

  • Intermittent turn restrictions at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Glendon Ave.

  • Intermittent turn restrictions at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Westwood Blvd.

  • Intermittent turn restrictions at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Gayley Ave.

  • Intermittent turn restrictions at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave.

  • Intermittent sidewalk closures on Wilshire Blvd. between Gayley Ave. and Westwood Blvd.

  • Access to businesses will be maintained.

Advanced Utility Relocation on Ohio Ave. & Federal Ave. 

Metro is coordinating with Southern California Edison to upgrade the electrical system along Ohio Ave. and Federal Ave. to provide the power necessary for construction and tunneling activities. This upgrade will also provide power for the operations of the future Westwood/VA Hospital Station.

  • Intermittent lane reductions on Ohio Ave. and Federal Ave.

  • Temporary parking restrictions in the work area.

  • Detailed construction notices will be posted when exact days and time of work are confirmed.

Subsurface Investigation Work 

Metro contractors will be investigating subsurface conditions, also known as geotechnical investigation, along the tunnel alignment of the Purple Line Extension Section 3 at various locations through Fall 2019.

For the month of September:

  • Lane reductions on Constellation Blvd.

  • Lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd.

  • Lane reductions on South Sepulveda Blvd.

  • Work in the alley south of Eastborne Ave.

  • Work in the Caltrans Yard.

  • Temporary parking restrictions in the work area.

  • Detailed construction notices will be posted when exact days and time of work are confirmed.

Metro Access

During construction, some Metro bus line could be affected and some bus stops might be relocated.

For information changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/

What to Expect

  • All work has received necessary permits and approvals.

  • Access to driveways, homes & businesses will be maintained at all times unless notified in advance.

  • Access for pedestrians will be maintained outside of construction zones.

  • Access for the Fire Department and emergency responders will be maintained.

  • Temporary lane closures will be required; detours with signage will be implemented.

  • Parking restrictions will be implemented in the immediate area of the work zone.

  • Temporary bus stops with relocation signage will be implemented.

  • For emergencies or issues needing immediate attention only, please call the 24/7 hotline at (213) 922-6934.