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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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11/08/2019 Lane Reductions and Turn Restrictions at Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

A series of lane reductions and turn restrictions will be in place from Thursday, November 14 through Friday, November 15 from 8pm to 7am to support instrumentation installation in the Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd. intersection.

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11/08/2019 Weekly Construction Look-Ahead (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 11 through Friday, November 15 for Purple Line Extension Section 1.

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10/28/2019 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 2019. Pending City of Beverly Hills approval.*

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10/25/2019 Wilshire Blvd. and Rimpau Blvd. Work Zone Traffic Control
Area: Wilshire/Rimpau

Wilshire Blvd. between June St. and Rossmore Ave. will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the K-Rail enclosure in the middle of the road from October 28 through October 31. The K-Rail will need to be expanded to support drilling. 

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10/21/2019 Lane Reduction on Wilshire Blvd. between Freemont Pl. and Bronson Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Freemont, Wilshire/Bronson

Wilshire Blvd. between Freemont Pl. and Bronson Ave. will be reduced to one lane in each direction to support drilling in the area from Friday, October 25 through Monday, October 28.

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10/18/2019 Extended Work Hours at Wilshire/Western Yard: Fall 2019
Area: Wilshire/Western

Beginning mid-June 2019, work hours at the Wilshire/Western Staging Yard are expected to increase as tunneling operations turn west towards Wilshire/La Cienega Station.

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10/15/2019 Lane Reduction on Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. between Hamilton Dr. and San Vicente Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Hamilton, WIlshire/San Vicente

Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to one lane between Hamilton Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. on Saturday, October 19, to support geotechnical instrument installation east of Tower Dr.

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10/14/2019 Orange Grove Closure at Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Orange Grove

Orange Grove Ave. south of Wilshire Blvd. and north of 8th St. will be closed for 8 months starting Friday, October 18. 

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10/10/2019 Lane Reduction on Wilshire Blvd. for Concrete Deliveries to the Wilshire/La Cienega Station
Area: Wilshire/Le Doux, Wilshire/San Vicente

Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Le Doux Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. on Saturday, October 12 from 7am to 4pm to support concrete deliveries to the Wilshire/La Cienega Station box. 

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10/07/2019 Purple Line Extension Community Meetings & Events
Area: Purple Line Extension

Purple Line Extension Transit Projects community meetings and events. 

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10/03/2019 K-rail Removal at Wilshire Blvd. and Crescent Heights Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Crescent Heights

The K-rail work zone at Wilshire Blvd. and Crescent Heights Blvd. will be removed on Sunday, October 6. Wilshire Blvd. will return to three lanes in each direction from 4am to 4pm.

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10/02/2019 Purple Line Extension Section 1 Station Naming
Area: Section 1

Outreach took place from June through September 2019 to solicit input on station names for the Purple Line Extension Section 1 subway stations. We received 475 responses. Below are the Top 5 responses from stakeholders for each station area.

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10/02/2019 Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. Lane Reduction between Gale Dr. and San Vicente Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Gale, Wilshire/San Vicente

Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to two lanes between Gale Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. on Saturday, October 5 from 8am to 7pm, to support geotechnical instrument installation in the Wilshire/San Vicente intersection.

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09/30/2019 Lane Reduction on South La Brea Ave.
Area: La Brea/6th

Southbound La Brea Ave. between 6th St. and 8th St. (just south of the South La Brea Yard) will be reduced to a single lane starting Friday, October 4 at 9pm through Monday, October 7 at 6am to support crane activities. 

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09/23/2019 Increased Work Hours at the La Cienega and Gale Staging Yards
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega, Wilshire/Gale

Effective September 23, 2019, daily construction activities within the La Cienega and Gale Staging Yards are expected to continue within both staging yards 24 hours per day. 

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09/23/2019 Cross Passage Investigation Work at Wilshire Blvd./Stanley Dr.
Area: Wilshire/Stanley

Wilshire Blvd. between Hamilton Dr. and Willaman Dr. will be reduced to fewer than three lanes in each direction to support cross passage investigation work in the Wilshire Blvd./Stanley Dr. area.  

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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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09/16/2019 Lane Reduction on Wilshire Blvd. between Hamilton Dr. and San Vicente Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Hamilton

Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to one lane between Hamilton Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. on Saturday, September 21 from 8am to 7pm to support geotechnical instrument installation in the Wilshire Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. intersection.

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09/12/2019 Lane Reduction on Wilshire Blvd. between Gale Dr. and San Vicente Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Gale, Wilshire/San Vicente

On Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, eastbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to two lanes between Gale Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. 

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09/12/2019 Utility Repair at Intersection of Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Starting on Thursday, September 12 through Friday, September 13, Wilshire Blvd. between Stanley Dr. and Tower Dr. will be intermittently reduced to two lanes in each direction. 

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09/06/2019 Left Turn Restriction at Wilshire Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/San Vicente

The left turn pocket from eastbound Wilshire Blvd. to northbound San Vicente Blvd. will be intermittently restricted on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, to support geotechnical instrument installation in the Wilshire Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. intersection. 

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09/05/2019 Wilshire Blvd. and Rimpau Blvd. Work Zone Installation
Area: Wilshire/Rimpau

Wilshire Blvd. between Muirfield Rd. and June St. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction starting Friday, September 14. A K-Rail work zone will be implemented in the middle of Wilshire Blvd. to support ongoing construction in the tunnels underneath Wilshire Blvd.

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08/21/2019 Wilshire Blvd./Crescent Heights Blvd. Work Zone Installation
Area: Wilshire/Crescent Heights

Wilshire Blvd. between San Diego Way and La Jolla Ave. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction beginning Tuesday, September 3 and continuing through Friday, October 5. 

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08/16/2019 Utility Investigation Work Wilshire Blvd. from Fairfax Ave. to San Vicente Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax, Wilshire/San Vicente

From Monday, August 19, and continuing through Friday, August 30, Wilshire Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and San Vicente Blvd. will be intermittently reduced to fewer than three lanes in each direction to support investigation work and well installations in the Wilshire/Crescent Heights and Wilshire/La Jolla areas. 

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08/14/2019 Utility Investigation Work on Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Hamilton, Wilshire/San Vicente

Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. is anticipated to be reduced to one lane between Hamilton Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. on Saturday, August 17 from 8am to 7pm to support ongoing utility investigation work. 

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08/14/2019 Geotechnical Instrumentation Installation at Wilshire Blvd./Tower Dr.
Area: Wilshire/Tower

Westbound Wilshire Blvd. is anticipated to be reduced to one lane between San Vicente Blvd. and Tower Dr. on Saturday, August 17 from 8am to 7pm for the installation of geotechnical instrumentation.

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08/14/2019 Lane Reductions near Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

A series of lane reductions and turn restrictions will be in place from Monday, August 26 through Friday, August 31 from 8pm to 7am to support instrumentation installation in the Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd. intersection.

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08/08/2019 Concrete and Rebar Deliveries at Wilshire/La Cienega
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Concrete and rebar deliveries to the Wilshire/La Cienega Station Box are anticipated to begin in September

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03/01/2019 Extended Hauling Hours at South La Brea Yard
Area: Wilshire/La Brea

Beginning the week of March 4, 2019, hours for hauling to and from the South La Brea staging yard will be extended. 

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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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