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Purple Line Extension - Section 1

Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension Transit Project will add three new stations and 3.92 miles of new rail to Metro’s Rail system. The three new stations will be located at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, and Wilshire/La Cienega. The project will extend the current Purple Line from Koreatown through Miracle Mile and is expected to begin operations in 2023.

Wilshire/La Brea Station

Wilshire/La Brea rendering

The Wilshire/La Brea station will serve as an eastern gateway to the Miracle Mile area and provide easy north-south connections to La Brea Av. The station entrance is planned for the Metro-owned property on the northwest corner of Wilshire Bl and La Brea Av.

Wilshire/Fairfax Station

Wilshire/Fairfax Station rendering

A station entrance is planned for the southeast corner of Wilshire Bl and Orange Grove Av. Metro is in discussions with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) about adding another entrance that LACMA would fund. Having two entrances will reduce the number of pedestrians crossing at street level, while still facilitating bus connections.

Wilshire/La Cienega Station

rendering of Wilshire/La Cienega station

The entrance to the Wilshire/La Cienega station is planned for the northeast corner of Wilshire Bl and La Cienega Bl. Given its location on a highly utilized north/south  thoroughfare, the station will create seamless links to travel destinations along and near La Cienega Bl, such as Restaurant Row, Beverly Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Purple Line Extension, Section 1 Construction Notices

View up to date construction notices .

Purple Line Extension, Section 1 Community Meetings

Metro holds regular meetings to update stakeholders on the project, view the community meeting presentations .


Construction Notices

Start Date Notice Brief More Info
04/12/2021 Gale Dr. Closure – Utility Duct Bank Installation
Area: Wilshire/Gale

Beginning April 12, and continuing through Friday, May 7, Gale Dr. north of Wilshire Blvd. will be fully closed to support the installation of a utility duct bank. This traffic control will be implemented daily, from 6am to 5pm. The north leg crosswalk will be closed to pedestrians while this closure is in place.

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04/10/2021 Westbound Directional Closure at Wilshire Blvd./Highland Ave.
Area: Wilshire Blvd./Highland Ave.

On Saturday, April 10, from 7am to 7pm, westbound Wilshire Blvd. will be closed to all traffic at Highland Ave. This closure will be in place to support construction at the Wilshire/La Brea Station.

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04/09/2021 Westbound Directional Closure at Wilshire Blvd./Highland Ave.
Area: Wilshire Blvd: La Brea to Highland

On Saturday, April 10, from 7am to 7pm, westbound Wilshire Blvd. will be closed to all traffic at Highland Ave. This closure will be in place to support construction at the Wilshire/La Brea Station.

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04/09/2021 Bus Pad Restoration on Wilshire Blvd. Near McCarthy Vista
Area: City of Los Angeles: Wilshire Blvd. between McCarthy Vista and San Diego Way

Beginning Friday, April 9, and continuing through Monday, April 12, eastbound Wilshire Blvd. between McCarthy Vista and San Diego Way will be reduced to a single lane. This traffic control will be in place from Friday at 6am through Monday at 6am to allow bus pad restoration on Wilshire Blvd.

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04/05/2021 Purple Line Extension Community Meetings & Events
Area: Purple Line Extension

Purple Line Extension Transit Projects community meetings and events. 

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04/03/2021 Wilshire/La Brea Station Area Activities
Area: City of Los Angeles: Eastbound Wilshire Closure – La Brea Ave. to Orange Dr.

On Saturday, April 3, from 7am to 7pm, eastbound Wilshire Blvd. will be closed to all traffic at La Brea Ave. This closure will support concrete and material deliveries to the La Brea Station.

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04/01/2021 Wilshire/La Cienega Station Construction Activities
Area: City of Beverly Hills: Wilshire/La Cienega Station

A summary of anticipated construction activities taking place near the Wilshire/La Cienega Station box work area during April 2021

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03/22/2021 Wilshire Blvd. and Plymouth Blvd. K-Rail Work Zone Installation
Area: City of Los Angeles: Wilshire/Plymouth

Wilshire Blvd. between Crenshaw Blvd. and Muirfield Rd. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction starting December 5, 2020.

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03/22/2021 Orange Grove Ave. Closure at Wilshire Blvd.
Area: City of Los Angeles: Wilshire/Orange Grove

The current anticipated date for Orange Grove Ave. restoration is January 2022. Access for residents will be maintained.

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03/20/2021 Wilshire/La Brea Station Construction Area
Area: City of Los Angeles: Wilshire/La Brea Station Construction Area

Until Monday, September 27, 2021, Wilshire Blvd. between Detroit St. and June St. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. Sycamore Ave. north of Wilshire Blvd. will be closed. This traffic control will be implemented in support of appendage structure work immediately adjacent to the Wilshire/La Brea Station Box.

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03/19/2021 Wilshire/Fairfax Station Construction
Area: City of Los Angeles: Wilshire at Fairfax

Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. station construction, hauling and concrete pouring will take place.

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03/03/2021 La Cienega Station Appendage Construction
Area: City of Beverly Hills: Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and west of Gale Dr.

Beginning March 13, 2021, and continuing through October 2022, a work zone with K-Rail will be implemented on the north side of Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and west of Gale Dr. This work zone will support the construction of station appendages for the future La Cienega Station. Work activities will include excavation, support of excavation, material delivery, hauling, and construction. Noise mitigations will be implemented.

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03/01/2021 Instrumentation and Street Maintenance
Area: City of Los Angeles: Along Construction Alignment

Instrumentation and street maintenances will take place on Wilshire Blvd. and side streets between Western Ave. and San Vicente Blvd.

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03/01/2021 Wilshire Blvd. and Rimpau Blvd. Work Zone
Area: City of Los Angeles: Wilshire at Rimpau

The work zone on the west side of the Wilshire Blvd. and Rimpau Blvd. intersection is anticipated to be in place through March 2022. Wilshire Blvd. is reduced to two lanes in each direction between June St. and Muirfield Rd

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02/16/2021 Station Appendage Construction on Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Beginning in March 2021, work activities at the Wilshire/La Cienega Station will transition to the construction of appendage structures adjacent to the underground station box.

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01/21/2021 Extended Work Hours at Ogden Yard
Area: Wilshire/San Vicente

Beginning Monday, January 25, Ogden Yard workhours will increase to 24 hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week, for an anticipated two months. 

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07/24/2020 Southwest Fairfax Ave. and Wilshire Blvd. Appendage Work Zone
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

Beginning Saturday, August 8, 2020 and continuing for one year, Wilshire Blvd. between San Diego Way and Spaulding Ave. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction

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