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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

Start Date Notice Brief More Info
01/21/2020 Lane Reduction on Wilshire Blvd. between Gale Dr. and Stanley Dr.
Area: Wilshire/Stanley

On Saturday, January 25, from 8am to 7pm, westbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to a single lane between Gale Dr. and Stanley Dr. 

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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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01/17/2020 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, January 20 through Friday, January 24 for Purple Line Extension Section 1.

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01/17/2020 Lane Reductions on Wilshire Blvd. and McCarthy Vista/Crescent Heights Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Crescent Heights

Beginning Monday, January 20, and continuing through Friday, February 7, various traffic controls are anticipated to be in place to support the installation of subsurface gas monitoring wells at Wilshire Blvd. and McCarthy Vista/Crescent Heights Blvd. 

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01/14/2020 Street Maintenance West of Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

On Wednesday, January 15, from 9am to 4pm, eastbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to two lanes between Carson Rd. and Le Doux Dr. This traffic control will be in place to support street maintenance on Wilshire Blvd

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01/13/2020 Purple Line Extension Community Meetings & Events
Area: Purple Line Extension

Purple Line Extension Transit Projects community meetings and events. 

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01/06/2020 Lane Reduction on Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. between Le Doux Dr. and Willaman Dr.
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

On Saturday, January 11, from 8am to 7pm, eastbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to a single lane between Le Doux Dr. and Willaman Dr. This traffic control will be in place to support street maintenance on Wilshire Blvd.

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01/02/2020 Tunnel Investigation Work at Wilshire Blvd. and Crescent Heights Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Crescent Heights

From Monday, January 6, and continuing through Saturday, January 18, Wilshire Blvd. at Crescent Heights Blvd. will be intermittently reduced to fewer than three lanes in each direction to support tunnel investigation work. 

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12/20/2019 Wilshire/La Cienega Station Monthly Look-Ahead for January
Segment: Wilshire
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of January 2020. Pending City of Beverly Hills approval.*

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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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10/14/2019 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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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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09/20/2019 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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09/12/2019 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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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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