Purple Line Extension Section 2 decking operations accelerated at Wilshire/Rodeo

Beverly Hills City Council and Metro Board Chair Butts tour the station decking construction progress at Wilshire/Rodeo. Photo: Juan Ocampo/Metro.

This past weekend, Metro Board Chair Butts accompanied Beverly Hills Mayor Friedman and other Beverly Hills officials on a visit to the future Wilshire/Rodeo Station. Metro and the City of Beverly Hills worked together to execute a full closure of Wilshire Blvd at the Rodeo station box in order to expedite piling and decking activities during the Safer At Home Emergency Order.

Decking is anticipated to be completed in early June. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer at Home order, decking was anticipated to be performed during weekend closures from August 2020 through January 2021. For local businesses in this area, the operation has dramatically reduced the impact of weekend construction that they would have normally endured until early next year.

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  1. Did this become a change order for the contractor? Did the contractor want extra money because this is a change of plans?

    • Highly unlikely. If anything Metro likely requested or should request a credit from the contractor. A continuous work window especially with weekly day operations is much cheaper than staggered weekend closures (examples lower union rates without overtime/double time and no setup and take down of traffic control every weekend, as few examples)

      • But, with some contracts, any change order = more $. Even if it makes it cheaper for the contractor. And it may impact other milestones, so the contractor may complain about that.