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Change of Use, Former Benihana Parking Lot

Metro and its contractor, STS, are seeking a change of use at the former Benihana parking lot north of the current La Cienega staging yard. The change of use would allow the contractor to park personal vehicles in the lot 24 hours a day. Access will be limited to Purple Line Extension personnel and no heavy construction vehicles will be permitted to park in the lot. Sound blankets will be placed on the eastern side of the lot to reduce noise and no construction materials will be staged in the lot.

This change of use is expected to go to City Council for a decision on December 17, 2019. Please send comments to, which will be provided to councilmembers in advance of the meeting.

Weekly Update 12/6/19

Wilshire/Rodeo Station

Piling installation on Wilshire paused for the holidays.

Piling operations have been paused through New Year’s Day on Wilshire between Crescent and Beverly. K-rail barriers have been removed and Wilshire has been restored to three lanes in each direction. Piling will begin again in early January and K-rail barriers will be put back in place 24 hours a day through the completion of this work, which is expected to be July of next year. Two lanes of traffic will remain open in each direction on Wilshire during piling installation. For more details, please see Metro’s latest construction notice.

Installation of traffic signal at Clifton and Crescent intersection underway.

A four-way traffic signal has been installed at Clifton and Crescent to mitigate anticipated traffic impacts caused by the N. Cañon cul-de-sac. The traffic signal has been energized using temporary poles. In early January, the contractor will reconstruct the sidewalks and ADA ramps and install permanent poles at the intersection. This work will require some impacts to traffic lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking meters at the intersection.

Cañon converted to a cul-de-sac at Wilshire.

N. Cañon is no longer accessible from Wilshire. A 20-foot soundwall has been installed at the intersection of N. Cañon and Wilshire in an effort to mitigate traffic and noise for a minimum of two years during major construction. N. Cañon has been reconfigured into a cul-de-sac.

North Canon Detour Map

Wilshire/La Cienega Station

Closures anticipated near Wilshire.

The following closures* are scheduled to take place during the upcoming week:

  • North Gale will be closed from 6 am to 6 pm on weekdays and Saturday.
  • Wilshire will be reduced to two lanes in both directions from La Cienega to San Vicente from 3 am to 4 pm on Tuesday.

Please use alternative routes and continue to respect construction barriers and detours for your safety.

Concrete and material delivery underway.

For concrete placement and material deliveries such as rebar, Wilshire will be intermittently reduced to two lanes in each direction from 3 am to 4 pm, and one lane in each direction from 9 pm to 7 am. Parking and turn restrictions will also be required.

Contractor to request to work on early 2020 holidays.

Metro and its contractor, STS, are expected to request a waiver to work on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20) and Presidents’ Day (February 17). The request is anticipated to be presented to Beverly Hills City Council for a decision on December 17. Comments submitted to will be included in the packet of material provided to councilmembers.

*Due to the dynamic nature of construction, all dates and times are subject to change.

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Related Projects

Metro seeking input for First/Last Mile Plan.

Want to get involved in Metro’s planning for accessing future Purple Line Extension subway stations? Take their online survey and make your voice heard on how to make getting to and from the new stations easier and more pleasant. The planning is expected to wrap up this fall.

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.

Purple Line Project Map 2019

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

When: Wednesdays in 2020: January 8, February 5, March 4, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Where: Beverly Hills City Hall, Municipal Gallery (455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210)

Description: This is a series of monthly meetings for Beverly Hills stakeholders interested in Metro construction for the Wilshire/La Cienega and Wilshire/Rodeo Stations in Beverly Hills.


Detailed City Council agendas and meeting videos can be found at

Additional information can be found at

Transportation and Parking: For public transportation, use the Trip Planner at or call 323.GO.METRO. Two-hour free parking is available at the Civic Center Garage located at 450 N. Rexford Dr.


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

Documents and Presentations

  • MOA Compliance Report
    The Independent Compliance Monitor is required to be on-site for all construction activities to monitor permit conditions and MOA requirements, such as noise compliance, hauling and parking.  Weekly reports are submitted for Section 1 and 2.

  • Contact Log
    The attached logs track contact interactions such as phone conversations, emails and letters for Section 1 (Wilshire/La Cienega) and Section 2 (Wilshire/Rodeo). Metro and the City keep separate contact logs.
  • Claims Process
    As part of the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Beverly Hills and Metro, Metro is required to maintain an administrative claims process. Residents and businesses may file a claim for damage caused by the contractor during construction of the Purple Line Extension by contacting Metro to complete a field report at or via telephone at (213) 922-6934.

    You will need to provide the following information: current address, telephone number, date and time of the incident, and a detailed narrative of the incident and any damages incurred. The field report must be completed by a team member of the Metro Purple Line Extension at the email or phone number provided above.

    Please contact Perla Berry with the City of Beverly Hills Project Team at (310) 288-2840 for assistance with submitting a claim to Metro.

    Metro will provide the City with monthly updates on the claims that were filed by residents and businesses.

    Sample Field Report for Reference


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


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. 


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