City to Host Two Meetings Wednesday on Upcoming Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction
Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – 10:00 PM
The City will host two meetings on the Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction Project Wednesday, Aug. 31., to provide information and answer questions about the upcoming road work.
The first meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, 9400 S. Santa Monica Blvd., 2nd Floor. There will be free 2-hour parking at the Beverly Canon City parking structure.
The second meeting will be 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Municipal Gallery in City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Dr. There will be free 2-hour parking at the Rexford City parking structure adjacent to the Public Library.
Topics to be covered include:
- Construction Sequence
- Traffic Routing
- Electronic Information Boards
- Construction Hours
- Business Access
Construction is scheduled to begin in October to rehabilitate the aging infrastructure, address drainage, enhance traffic flow and create “Green Streets.”
Plans are for the rehabilitation of the 1.8 mile segment of roadway from Wilshire Boulevard to Doheny Drive. Significant work will be upgrading the storm drain system, replacing gutters and curbs, upgrading access to meet the requirements for the Americans with Disability Access (ADA) and installing new LED street lights. The City will also install a bioswale on the north side, add landscaping improvements and widen the south side between Canon Dr. and Wilshire Blvd.
The first two public information meetings were held last week, on Sept. 30.
The meetings are being conducted through the Traffic & Parking Commission as a public outreach so the community can receive detailed information and learn how the project will affect traffic and business.
Traffic Mitigation will fall into three categories:
- Public Information
- Measures to Prevent Traffic Diversion to Residential Streets
- Measures to Maintain Access to the Business Triangle from South Santa Monica Boulevard Through Parking Changes