Friday, August 16, 2013

Wilshire Segment Construction Activity Update

The Wilshire Segment of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project runs from National Bl to Waterford St (just north of Constitution Av).

8/15-10/1: Intermittent Nightly Closures of Pico Bl, Sawtelle to Cotner
Pico Bl will be closed intermittently until Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to facilitate widening of the Pico Bl freeway undercrossing bridge.
o   The work consists of falsework erection and concrete pours.
o   The closure will be on Pico Bl, from Sawtelle Bl to Cotner Av.
o   Sundays through Thursdays, the closure hours are 10pm to 6am.
o   Fridays and Saturdays, the closure hours are 11pm to 7am.
o   The detour is Sepulveda Bl to Olympic Bl to Sawtelle Bl to Pico Bl and vice versa.

8/16-8/19: Wilshire-Sepulveda Intersection Roadway Paving
Lane #2 on southbound Sepulveda Bl will be closed from 500 ft north of Wilshire Bl to Wilshire Bl. Lane #4 on Westbound Wilshire Bl will be closed from 200 ft east of Sepulveda Bl to 200 ft west of Sepulveda Bl.
o   Lane closures will be implemented continuously for one weekend, from 9pm on Friday, August 16, 2013 to 5am on Monday, August 19, 2013.
o   Lane closures will facilitate demolition of existing asphalt, excavation and paving of new roadway.
o   The westbound Wilshire on-ramp to southbound I-405 will NOT be impeded by this work.

8/16-8/19: Westbound Santa Monica- Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Work
There will be sidewalk, curb, and gutter demolition and reconstruction work on westbound Santa Monica Bl at Cotner Av from 9pm on Friday. August 16, 2013 to 5am on Monday, August 19, 2013.
o   Work will require closure of the northbound Santa Monica on-ramp, August 16 to August 19, from 10pm to 6am.
o   During the daytime, lane #3 on westbound Santa Monica will be closed, from 6am to 9pm, from Cotner Av to Beloit Av.
o   During the nighttime, lane #2 and #3 on westbound Santa will be closed, from 9pm to 6am, from Cotner Av to Beloit Av.

Starting Midnight on 8/22 for 90 Days: Closure of Eastbound Wilshire Northbound On-Ramp
The eastbound Wilshire Bl on-ramp to northbound I-405 will be closed 24 hours a day for 90 days starting at 12:00am, Thursday, August 22, 2013.
o   Closure is required to facilitate demolition of pre-existing ramp and to complete construction of the new fly-over ramp bridge.
o   Detour route is southbound Sepulveda Bl, right to westbound Santa Monica Bl, and right onto the Santa Monica northbound I-405 on-ramp.
o   Alternate route is southbound Sepulveda Bl, right onto westbound Pico Bl, right onto northbound Cotner Av, left onto the northbound I-405 Olympic Bl on-ramp.
o   Traffic control officers will be deployed to key intersections to assist with the adjustment of traffic patterns. Changeable message signs will be used to help direct drivers to designated detours.
o   While the original northbound onramp from eastbound Wilshire had a length of 824 ft, the new on-ramp will have a length of 3,129 ft! That’s a 280% increase in capacity! The ramp is also being built to modern seismic standards.

8/26: Pile Driving for Eastbound Wilshire Northbound On-Ramp
There will be pile driving as part of the eastbound Wilshire to northbound I-405 on-ramp construction, starting early morning at 2am on August 26, 2013, until 10pm.
o   The pile driving is necessary for the construction of a footing for a bridge “bent”, or column, located to the west of Sepulveda Bl, south of Wilshire Bl.
o   The southbound Sepulveda Bl shoulder will be closed, from Wilshire Bl to the Salvation Army.