Learn about progress on the Purple Line Extension subway project during an in-person meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6-7 p.m. at Beverly Hills City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive. Metro staff will provide updates on the future Wilshire/La Cienega and Wilshire/Rodeo subway stations in Beverly Hills. The meeting is part of a series of monthly updates on the subway project.
Weekend closures of Wilshire Boulevard that were supposed to begin in September for street restoration work around the Wilshire/Fairfax station have been temporarily postponed. Metro will provide future notices when the work has been rescheduled.
Construction continues on the project between Wilshire/Western and Westwood. Seven new stations are under construction along the alignment, including the Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, Wilshire/La Cienega, Wilshire/Rodeo, Century City/Constellation, Westwood/UCLA and Westwood/VA Hospital stations. Section one from Wilshire/Western to Wilshire/La Cienega is expected to open in 2024. Section two, which includes the Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City/Constellation stations, is anticipated to open in 2025, and section three to Westwood is expected to open in 2027.
At the eastern end of the project, crews are working within K-rails work zones in the middle of Wilshire Boulevard. Wilshire Boulevard has been reduced to two lanes in each direction between Muirfield Road and June Street, between Crenshaw Boulevard and Muirfield Road, and between Ridgely Drive and Curson Avenue.
At Wilshire/La Brea, crews are building the station entrance and are repairing curbs and gutters on Wilshire Boulevard. The work is expected to continue through early November, and Wilshire Boulevard has been reduced to two lanes in each direction between Orange Drive and Detroit Street.
At Wilshire/La Cienega, work is occurring in staging yards and at street level behind k-rail barriers. Backfill operations will begin at the Wilshire/La Cienega station in September. From 8 p.m.-6 a.m., Wilshire Boulevard will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between La Cienega and San Vicente boulevards. The work is anticipated to take 10-12 months.
Lanes on Wilshire Boulevard may also be intermittently reduced at other times between San Vicente and La Cienega boulevards. Left turns from Wilshire Boulevard to Tower, Gale and Hamilton drives may be restricted.
Crews have also been completing ground improvement work near the future Wilshire/Rodeo station, and are working underground through at least 2024. Material, equipment and concrete deliveries will continue daily. Lanes on Wilshire Boulevard may be intermittently reduced from three to one lane between El Camino and Crescent drives.
Farther west, crews are building the future Century City/Constellation subway station. Partial traffic lane closures are currently in place on Constellation Boulevard. Avenue of the Stars will be reduced to one lane northbound and southbound at Constellation Boulevard, which remains open between Century Park West and Century Park East. Excavation of the station entrance is also underway and the work may require additional closures.
Near the future Westwood/VA Hospital subway station, crews will drill and install instruments on Bonsall Avenue from Sept. 1-2, and Sept. 6-8, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
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 [email protected], or visit metro.net.