Mid-June marks the scheduled start for 22 weekends of street closures and detours related to construction of Metro’s Wilshire/La Brea subway station. These closures will allow the installation of concrete decking on Wilshire Blvd. as a temporary (for several years) road surface.
Detailed information and maps of the detour routes are included in a pullout centerfold in the “View/Real Estate” section of this issue of the Larchmont Chronicle.
A comprehensive update about the project was presented at John Burroughs Middle School auditorium on May 19. Speakers at the community meeting were Kasey Shuda of Metro Construction Relations, Mike Aparicio, in charge of projects for construction company Skanska (the lead in the Skanska-Traylor-Shea joint venture building this section of the Purple Line Extension) and Jill Steiner, P.E., Skanska’s design-build coordinator.
In addition to the decking detours, the speakers discussed jet grouting that will take place in the middle of Wilshire in many of the blocks west of Western Ave.
Details of their presentations are included in a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation at: media.metro.net/projects_studies/westside/images/presentation_purpleline_2016-0519.pdf
The next community meeting is scheduled for Thurs., July 21 at the Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m.