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Subsurface Investigation Work


Metro contractors will be investigating subsurface conditions, also known as geotechnical investigation, along the tunnel alignment of the Purple Line Extension Section 3 at various locations from June through August 2019.

Work will occur on westbound Wilshire Blvd. on Saturdays July 27, August 10, and August 17, 8am to 6pm and on weekdays from July 29 to August 2, 9am to 3:30pm.


Dates: Saturdays, July 27, August 10, and August 17
Time: 8am to 6pm

  • Westbound traffic will be reduced on Wilshire Blvd in the center lanes between Glendon Ave. and Malcolm Ave.
  • Driveway access will be maintained.

Dates: Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2
Time: 9am to 3:30pm

  • Westbound traffic will be reduced on Wilshire Blvd in the curb lane between Glendon Ave. and Malcolm Ave.
  • Right turns from westbound Wilshire Blvd. to northbound Glendon Ave. will be maintained.
  • Driveway access will be maintained.

Please follow posted signs and cones near investigation sites to maintain safety for motorists and pedestrians through the area.

Metro Access

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What to Expect

  • All work has received necessary permits and approvals.
  • Access to driveways, homes & businesses will be maintained at all times unless notified in advance.
  • Access for pedestrians will be maintained outside of construction zones.
  • Access for the Fire Department and emergency responders will be maintained.
  • Temporary lane closures will be required; detours with signage will be implemented.
  • Parking restrictions will be implemented in the immediate area of the work zone.
  • Temporary bus stops with relocation signage will be implemented.
  • For emergencies or issues needing immediate attention only, please call the 24/7 hotline at (213) 922-6934.

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