Metro is continuing work on the Purple Line Extension subway project throughout the final weeks of February. Construction is occurring at many sites along Wilshire Boulevard between the Wilshire/Western and Westwood/VA Hospital stations.
At the VA Hospital campus, crews are preparing the site of the future subway station and relocating underground pipes through April. Decking work over the future station box begins in May. Intermittent lane reductions will be necessary on Bonsall Avenue and Dowlen Drive. Hadley Lane will be closed for the duration of the project.
In May, the decking work will require the closure of ramps between the VA Hospital campus and the San Diego (405) Freeway, with more details to be announced.
Father east, pile installation and excavation support will continue on the north side of Wilshire Boulevard between Westwood Boulevard and Gayley Avenue. The piles (steel beams) support the underground walls for the future Westwood/UCLA station. The street was restriped and concrete K-rail barriers are in place on Wilshire Boulevard around work zones. Through March 4, wells will be installed to remove water from the site.
In Century City, utility work is ongoing in February at a future subway station near Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars. Excavation of the future subway station is ongoing through mid-2022. Partial traffic lane closures will be required on Avenue of the Stars.
Work is also ongoing at the Wilshire/Rodeo subway station in Beverly Hills through 2024. Lane closures will be in place on Wilshire Boulevard between El Camino and Crescent drives. Geotechnical instruments are being installed along the tunnel alignment from Century City to La Cienega Boulevard to monitor ground movement, settlement and other geological impacts during construction. Each pole and instrument will be in place for approximately one month before being relocated.
Farther east at the Wilshire/La Cienega station, station appendage construction is ongoing through 2023. Lane reductions may be necessary on Wilshire Boulevard between La Cienega and San Vicente boulevards. Gale Drive will be temporarily closed north of Wilshire Boulevard through April. Work will be conducted as needed to support the maintenance of subsurface instrumentation around the Wilshire/La Cienega Station.
At the Wilshire/Fairfax subway station, construction continues in a staging yard on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard between Ogden Drive and Orange Grove Avenue. The sidewalk along the south side of Wilshire Boulevard between Ogden Drive and Orange Grove Avenue will be closed for approximately one month for work near the station entrance. Most of the appendage construction is anticipated to be complete by April.
Construction also continues on a future subway station at Wilshire/La Brea. Lane closures will be necessary on Wilshire Boulevard near staging areas near La Brea Avenue. Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Detroit Street and Highland Avenue through April 4. Sycamore Avenue will also be closed immediately south of Wilshire Boulevard.
Metro is also planning an upcoming major street restoration project around the Wilshire/La Brea station. From April 22 through July 11, crews will remove decking on Wilshire Boulevard between La Brea and Highland avenues, which will require full weekend closures of Wilshire Boulevard. The work will occur from 9 p.m. on Fridays through 6 a.m. on Mondays, and the street will be restored for weekday commutes. More details about the street restoration process will be released prior to construction.
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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