Metro Updated Construction Information In and Around Culver City

Work crews will continue with the sanitary sewer relocation activities on Venice Boulevard between Ellis Avenue and Culver Boulevard from now through April 30, 2013.

Metro is continuing its sanitary sewer relocation work in and around Culver City from now through April 30, 2013. They’ll be working between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sun. through Thurs and 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. on occasional Fridays as needed. There will be extended daytime work hours from Dec. 2 through Dec 16 when Sunday hours will be noon to 5 a.m.

During this time period, work crews will continue with the sanitary sewer relocation activities, which include the excavation of approximately 200 linear feet along westbound Venice Boulevard, to install new pipes and manholes.

Work crews will also relocate several Communication and Power utilities. These on-street and underground utility work activities will take place along Venice Boulevard at various points between Ellis Avenue and Culver Boulevard. The utility work will include saw cutting and removal of asphalt, trench excavation, installation of the utilities, backfilling and asphalt restoration. Heavy machinery will be used including excavators/ backhoes, front-end loaders, and trucks.

Metro says the noise generated will be comparable to that of a garbage truck and will not be continuous.

 Motorists should be aware of the following traffic impacts:

  • Venice Boulevard between Ellis Avenue and Canfield Avenue will be reduced to one traffic lane in each direction intermittently during daytime and nighttime work hours. 
  • Various lanes at the intersections of Venice Boulevard with Robertson Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard may be partially and intermittently closed.
  • Left and right turns will be prohibited intermittently during the work period.
  • Parking restrictions on Venice Boulevard may be required throughout the work activity. Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced at all times and signage with specific restrictions will be in place in all construction areas. 
  • Bicycle lanes will be temporarily closed or re-routed periodically throughout the work period.
  • Bus Stops may need to be temporarily relocated and specific signage will advise of temporary bus stop locations.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times on at least one side of Venice Boulevard.
  • Electronic message boards and directional signage will be used to safely direct drivers and pedestrians around the construction zones.
  • Local access to all businesses will be maintained.


  • Steel plates will be used to maintain traffic during daytime hours.
  • Parking and “No Stopping Anytime” restrictions will be strictly enforced at all times. 
  • Please do not enter the construction work zone and obey all posted construction signs.
  • Additional notices will be issued, as additional traffic impacts will be required.

(Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to: weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.)

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