As part of a 30-year comprehensive plan to bring a mass transit system to the Los Angeles region, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has embarked on the design and construction of a series of new subway stations along the third segment of the 26-mile Red Line route. The most critical milestone of this endeavor was the relocation of all underground utilities serving more than half a million Hollywood residents.
JGM was responsible for the complete design, coordination and relocation effort for the utilities, which interface with the Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue Station. The project was implemented entirely on Intergraph’s Microstation utilizing INROADS packages to model projected alignment of the overall utility/station framework. Extensive preservation measures were implemented to protect historic buildings and the Hollywood “Wall of Fame” above the Hollywood Boulevard corridor utility relocation zone.