The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has announced plans to reimplement closures of Constellation Boulevard beginning Jan. 8. The closures are needed to complete the piling and decking during low-traffic conditions due to state and county stay-at-home restrictions. Transportation projects such as the Metro Purple Line Extension are considered an “essential critical infrastructure,” and are not subject to those health orders.
The projected date for reopening traffic on Constellation Boulevard is April 5.
Closures include a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week full closure of Constellation Boulevard west of Avenue of the Stars, full weekend closures of the intersection at Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, a partial lane closure east of Avenue of the Stars on weekdays, and full closures east of Avenue of the Stars on weekends.
During the closures, no vehicle access will be permitted on Constellation Boulevard west of Avenue of the Stars up to Solar Way. Local access west of Solar Way will be maintained. Driveways into Westfield Mall and Constellation Place will remain accessible.
The Constellation Boulevard driveway into 1999 Avenue of the Stars (SunAmerica) will be closed. Access will be maintained on Avenue of the Stars only.
Weekday access on Constellation Boulevard east of Avenue of the Stars to the Century Park driveway will be permitted. However, there will be no access on weekends from 8 p.m. Fridays through 6 a.m. Mondays. Avenue of the Stars will remain accessible for northbound/southbound traffic on weekdays only.
The intersection at Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars will be closed each weekend. Vehicle detours will be in place to direct traffic around the closure via Olympic Boulevard, Century Park West, Santa Monica Boulevard and Century Park East. Pedestrian access will be maintained on Constellation Boulevard from Solar Way to Century Park East.
For additional information, visit https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/