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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 .


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Construction Notices

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10/29/2020 Weekly Construction Look-Ahead for Section 1 City of LA & City of Beverly Hills
Segment: Wilshire
Area: Purple Line Section 1

This is the look-ahead for construction activities beginning Monday, November 2 through Sunday, November 8 for Purple Line Extension Section 1.

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10/29/2020 Westbound Directional Closure at Wilshire Blvd. and Highland Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Highland

On Saturday, October 31, from 5am to 5pm, westbound Wilshire Blvd. will be closed to all traffic at Highland Ave

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10/27/2020 Wilshire/La Cienega Station Monthly Look-Ahead for November
Segment: Wilshire
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of November. Pending City of Beverly Hills approval.*

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10/26/2020 K-Rail Work Zone at Wilshire Blvd./San Vicente Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/San Vicente

The K-Rail enclosure within the center lanes of the Wilshire Blvd./San Vicente Blvd. intersection is anticipated to remain in place through December 2020. 

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10/09/2020 Lane Reductions Between La Cienega Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

 These lane reductions are anticipated to begin on Tuesday, October 13.

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10/09/2020 Purple Line Extension Community Meetings & Events
Area: Purple Line Extension

Purple Line Extension Transit Projects community meetings and events. 

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10/08/2020 Bus Pad Restoration on Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Jolla Ave.
Area: Wilshire/San Vicente, Wilshire/La Jolla

Beginning Friday, October 16, and continuing through Monday, October 19, eastbound Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Jolla Ave. will be reduced to a single lane. 

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09/22/2020 Concrete Deliveries to the Wilshire/La Cienega Station
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

On Saturday, September 26, from 2am to 4pm, Wilshire Blvd. between La Cienega Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction.

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09/15/2020 Sewer Line Maintenance
Area: La Brea/6th, La Brea/8th

Beginning at 9pm on Friday, September 18 and continuing through 9am on Saturday, September 19, La Brea Ave. between 6th St. and 8th St.

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09/02/2020 Instrumentation Readings at Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Beginning Tuesday, September 8 and continuing through Friday, September 18, intermittent lane reductions will be implemented from 8pm to 7am at the Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd. intersection

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09/02/2020 Work Zone Removal and Implementation on Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/San Vicente

This configuration will support the removal of a work zone on Wilshire Blvd. between Gale Dr. and Tower Dr., and the implementation of a work zone at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd.

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08/27/2020 Sycamore Ave. Waterline Work
Area: Wilshire/Sycamore

Beginning Monday, August 31, and continuing through Friday, September 25, Sycamore Ave. will be closed 100 feet north of Wilshire Blvd. This closure will support work on a waterline underneath Sycamore Ave.

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08/21/2020 Work Zone Removal and Implementation on Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Carson, Wilshire/San Vicente

Wilshire Blvd. between Carson Rd. and La Jolla Ave. is anticipated to be intermittently reduced to one lane in each direction on August 29 or August 30.

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08/17/2020 Appendage Work Zone at Orange Dr. and Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Orange

Beginning Friday, August 28 and continuing through Saturday, February 27, 2021, Wilshire Blvd. between Detroit St. and June St. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. Orange Dr. north of Wilshire Blvd. will be closed. 

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08/17/2020 N. Gale Dr. Daily Closure
Area: Wilshire/Gale

Beginning Monday, August 24, and continuing through Friday, August 28, N Gale Dr. north of Wilshire Blvd. will be closed daily from 4am to 6pm. This closure will support surface investigation work on Gale Dr.

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08/14/2020 Drilling for Cross Passage Construction on Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Burnside, Wilshire/Spaulding

Beginning Monday, August 17, and continuing through Friday, August 28, Wilshire Blvd. between Burnside Ave. and Spaulding Ave. will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. 

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08/12/2020 Wilshire Blvd. Sidewalk Temporary Closed at Fairfax Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

Beginning Friday, August 14 at 9am and continuing through Monday, August 17 at 6am, the sidewalk in front of 6100 Wilshire Blvd. will be closed. 

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07/31/2020 Lane Reductions Between Stanley Dr. and San Vicente Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Stanley, Wilshire/San Vicente

Beginning Monday, August 3 and continuing through Saturday, August 8, eastbound Wilshire Blvd. between Stanley Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. may be reduced to a single lane to support ongoing station construction activities occurring between La Cienega Blvd. and Gale Dr.

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

Beginning Saturday, August 8 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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07/15/2020 Street Restoration on Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Gale, Wilshire/San Vicente

On Saturday, July 18, Wilshire Blvd. between Gale Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction from 8am to 7pm. This traffic control will support ongoing street restoration efforts within the City of Beverly Hills.*

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06/19/2020 Lane Reduction on Wilshire Blvd. between Stanley Dr. and Crescent Heights Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Stanley, Wilshire/Crescent Heights

On Saturday, June 20, from 5am to 9pm, Wilshire Blvd. between Stanley Dr. and Crescent Heights Blvd. will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. 

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05/29/2020 Alley Closure between Johnnies and 99-Cents Only Store
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

Anticipated to begin Monday, June 1, the alleyway between Johnnies and the 99-Cents Only Store will be intermittently closed for one year. 

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05/27/2020 Work Zone Installation on Wilshire Blvd./Crescent Heights Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Crescent Heights

Beginning Saturday, May 9, and continuing through Sunday, May 10, Wilshire Blvd. between La Jolla Ave. and Orange Grove Ave. will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. 

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05/22/2020 Tunnel Investigation Work on Wilshire Blvd./San Vicente Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/San Vicente

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, and continuing through Friday, June 5, the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. will experience multiple intermittent lane closures to support ongoing tunnel investigation work underneath Wilshire Blvd. 

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05/22/2020 Material Deliveries and Work Zone on Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Gale, Wilshire/Tower

Beginning the week of May 11, 2020, Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and Hamilton Dr. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. 

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05/12/2020 Well Maintenance at Wilshire Blvd./Detroit St.
Area: Wilshire/Detroit

On Wednesday, May 13 from 7am to 4pm, Detroit St. will be closed south of Wilshire Blvd. to support well maintenance work.

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04/30/2020 Wilshire Blvd./Crescent Heights Blvd. K-Rail Work Zone Enclosures
Area: Wilshire/Crescent Heights

Two K-Rail work zones will be implemented to support ongoing mitigation efforts in the Wilshire Blvd./Crescent Heights Blvd. area starting Monday, May 11, 2020, through Friday, August 14, 2020. Street parking will be restricted.

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04/28/2020 Extension of Orange Grove Ave. Closure at Wilshire Blvd.
Area: 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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04/23/2020 K-Rail Enclosure on Wilshire Blvd. and Gale Dr.
Area: Wilshire/Gale

Beginning mid-May, a K-Rail enclosure will be in place on Wilshire Blvd. between Tower Dr. and Gale Dr. to create a work zone.

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01/21/2020 Concrete Deliveries to the Wilshire/La Cienega Station
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Beginning Tuesday, January 28, the frequency of lane reductions are anticipated to increase to 2 to 3 times a week. 

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09/20/2019 Traffic Control to Support Concrete and Material Deliveries for Wilshire/La Cienega Station
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Concrete and material deliveries for the Wilshire/La Cienega Station are anticipated to begin in early October 2019. 

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03/21/2017 Uber/Lyft: 10-minute Customer Loading Zone for 8383 Wilshire
Area: Wilshire/San Vicente, Wilshire/Gale

To promote public safety, a new 10-minute customer loading zone has been in installed in the City of Beverly Hills on San Vicente Bl. for access to the 8383 Wilshire building.

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03/21/2017 Uber/Lyft: Prohibido el ascenso y descenso en Gale Dr
Segment: Wilshire
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega, Wilshire/Gale

Para promover la seguridad pública, se instaló una zona de ascenso de 10 minutos para clientes en la ciudad de Beverly Hills en San Vicente Bl. para el acceso al edificio 8383 Wilshire.

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03/21/2017 Uber/Lyft: Gale Dr 상 승차/하차 금지
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega, Wilshire/Gale

공공 안전 진흥을 위해, 비벌리힐스 시의 San Vicente Bl. 상에 8383 Wilshire 빌딩에 접근하기 위한 10분 승객 탑승구역이 신설되었습니다. Uber 및 Lyft 기사는 8383 Wilshire 빌딩의 승객들을 정해진 장소에서 승차 및 하차해 주실 것을 권합니다.

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