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Construction Updates for Santa Monica Boulevard & Purple Line Subway in Beverly Hills

The City of Beverly Hills is undergoing two major constructions projects which when complete, will lead to an even brighter and more dynamic economy for Beverly Hills. This page will update the status of the projects and serves as a reminder that the areas near the construction will remain open for business and need your support.

Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction Project


The Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction Project is a planned 18 month project, which began January 2017, to reconstruct North Santa Monica Boulevard. The City Council-approved project design includes rebuilding the roadway, widening the street and upgrading the century-old drainage system between Doheny Drive and Wilshire Boulevard.
The Project is slated to begin the second week of January 2017. It will proceed in two 9 month phases. The first phase will cover the west portion of the roadway from Walden Drive to Alpine Drive. The second 9 month phase will begin thereafter and cover the roadway from Alpine Drive to the border with the City of West Hollywood.
The City of Beverly Hills has a dedicated website portal to get updates on the construction and additional project details at

Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction Project Update: May 21, 2018.

Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction Project Update: October 2, 2017

Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction Project Update: September 25, 2017

LA Metro Purple Line Subway Extension Construction – Fall 2017 Update


The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is constructing an extension of the Purple Line subway which will run primarily underneath Wilshire Boulevard through the Westside of Los Angeles. Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension will include a station at Wilshire and La Cienega Blvds. Section 2 of the Purple Line Extension will include a subway station near the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Beverly Drive.

Major construction of the LA Metro Purple Line Subway Extension, Section 1, is underway this fall at Wilshire and La Cienega Blvds. to construct a subway station at that intersection.  The construction requires “decking” of the roadway and temporary street closures.

Decking is a construction process that involves replacing the current street pavement and sidewalk with temporary concrete deck panels. This allows traffic to continue to flow while maintaining access to sidewalks and driveways as construction continues underground.

Completion of piling and decking of the roadway will involve 17 weekend closures at or adjacent to the Wilshire and La Cienega intersection. A detailed chart of the closure dates and scope is included below.

For further information, including a list of detours, please see the attached link from LA Metro:

The City of Beverly Hills also has information about the construction schedule, detours and impacts:

Businesses in the Area Remain Open and Need Your Help!

We also want to emphasize that our businesses, especially restaurants and retail that are open on weekends, remain open during construction and need your business!  Please check out “Restaurant Row” along La Cienega and the other fine shops and establishments in the area!

Additional details are available at Metro’s website at

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