Learn about work on the Purple Line Extension subway project during a webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at noon, via Zoom. To participate, visit zoom.us/j/96626476708#success.
Metro has announced that utility relocation work on the Purple Line Extension subway project has been extended through Sept. 7 near Wilshire Boulevard and Galey Avenue. Crews will relocate and upgrade the sewer lines and a storm drain on Wilshire Boulevard in preparation for the subway project. The work will primarily affect the Southern intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Midvale Avenue. Work hours are 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Work is also occurring at the future Westwood/VA Hospital subway station on the West Los Angeles VA Hospital campus. A parking shuttle service is available for hospital staff and guests during construction. The shuttle is free and will operate while construction is underway in multiple parking structures and lots at the site. Passengers can board the shuttle at designated stops. The service runs 24 hours – every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends.
Pile installation began on Monday in UCLA’s Lot 36 for the future Westwood/UCLA station. Piling in Lot 36 will take approximately three weeks, after which crews will begin piling on Wilshire Boulevard between Westwood Boulevard and Veteran Avenue. The work will be done in stages.
On other segments of the line, subway station excavation is ongoing through the first quarter of 2022 for the Century City/Constellation station. Work is occurring 24 hours, Monday through Friday. Traffic lane closures may be in place on Constellation Boulevard around the station construction staging area.
Farther east at Wilshire/Rodeo, crews are building the subway station. Geotechnical instruments are being installed to monitor ground movement. Instrument installation continues along the public right-of-way as well as on private properties. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p. m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday. Wilshire Boulevard may be reduced to one lane while crews install the instruments. Flaggers will be posted for traffic control.
At the Wilshire/La Cienega station, underground station construction continues for rooms and passageways housing subway systems. Concrete and material deliveries may prompt street closures and lane reductions in the area. Gale drive will be intermittently closed north of Wilshire Boulevard.
Lanes may also be closed farther east near Wilshire/Fairfax, where station construction remains ongoing. The work is primarily being completed in a staging yard near Wilshire Boulevard and Ogden Drive. Lane closures may be necessary near Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue.
Work is also occurring near Wilshire/La Brea. Intermittent lane closures may be required on Wilshire Boulevard from Detroit Street to Wilshire/Western.
For questions and concerns about the Purple Line Extension project, call the 24-hour project hotline at (213)922-6934, email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit metro.net.
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