Metro is proceeding with work on the Purple Line Extension project in April at many locations along Wilshire Boulevard between Wilshire/Western and Century City.
At the western end of phase two of the project in Century City, ongoing station excavation is occurring after piling and decking on Constellation Boulevard was completed. The excavation will continue 24 hours until crews reach approximately 100 feet in depth, which is anticipated in the first quarter of 2022. The work will require temporary traffic lane closures on Constellation Boulevard east and west of Avenue of the Stars.
Twin tunneling machines are also making progress eastbound from Century City. The machines will tunnel under Beverly Hills for approximately two years until reaching Wilshire/La Cienega. The second of two machines that had been digging west from Wilshire/Western toward Wilshire/La Cienega recently completed tunneling on phase one of the project.
Construction continues on the future subway stations at Wilshire/Rodeo and Wilshire/La Cienega. Work at the Wilshire/La Cienega station has transitioned to the construction of appendage structures adjacent to the station box. The structures house vital systems for the future station. A series of long-term lane reductions will be in place. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between San Vicente and La Cienega boulevards through fall of 2022.
Metro is also advising motorists about a bus pad restoration project near Wilshire/McCarthy Vista from 6 a.m. on April 9, through 6 a.m. on April 12. Eastbound Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to a single lane between McCarthy Vista and San Diego Way.
Concrete and material deliveries will also continue at the future subway station sites near Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire La/Brea. Intermittent lane reductions on Wilshire Boulevard may be necessary and Ogden Drive will be closed intermittently south of Wilshire Boulevard.
Farther east, Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Detroit and June streets through September. Hauling and deliveries to and from both La Brea Avenue staging yards will continue.
Support for underground construction also continues near Wilshire/Western. Intermittent lane closures may be necessary on Wilshire Boulevard between Western Avenue and Manhattan Place.
Metro is holding a webinar on all three sections of the Purple Line Extension project from Wilshire/Western to Westwood on Wednesday, May 5, from noon to 1 p.m., via Zoom. To participate, visit zoom.us and use the webinar ID: 910 4911 3927, or call (888)788 0099.
For questions and concerns, call the 24-hour project hotline at (213)922-6934, email the project team at email@example.com, or visit metro.net.
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