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Purple Line Extension - Section 3

The last section of the Purple Line Extension Transit Project, Section 3, will add 2.56 miles of new rail to Metro’s Rail system and connect downtown Los Angeles to the Westside. The two new stations will be added at Wilshire/Westwood and on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs property. Section 3 received the approval to move forward by Metro's board in 2016. The project began construction in 2019 and is anticipated to open for operations in 2027.

Westwood/UCLA Station

Wilshire/La Brea rendering

The Westwood/UCLA station box will be located under Wilshire Bl between Veteran Av and Westwood Bl. A construction staging area is located at the UCLA parking lot north of Wilshire Bl between Gayley Av and Veteran Av. The main station entrance will be located to the west of Gayley Av, which will be equipped with stairs, escalators, elevators and bicycle parking. Other entrance(s) are also under consideration and development. Centrally located in Westwood, the Westwood/UCLA station will provide patrons with access to the Westwood Medical Center, Hammer Museum, UCLA campus and the surrounding Westwood Village.

Westwood/VA Hospital

Westwood/VA Hospital Station rendering

The Westwood/VA Hospital station box, including two crossovers, will be located to the west of the I‐405 Freeway and south of Wilshire Bl. A pedestrian bridge to the south of Wilshire Bl and vertical circulation equipment to the north will enhance patron access to the station entrance from existing bus stops at the elevated Wilshire Bl overpass. The main station entrance will be equipped with stairs, escalators, elevators and bicycle parking. The Westwood/VA Hospital station in West LA will provide a reliable transportation option to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center and the surrounding U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs campus, with connections to the westside and its surrounding areas of interest.

Purple Line Extension, Section 3 Community Meetings

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

Purple Line Extension, Section 3 Pre-Construction Notices

View up to date construction notices .


Construction Notices

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04/03/2020 Purple Line Extension Community Meetings & Events
Area: Purple Line Extension

Purple Line Extension Transit Projects community meetings and events. 

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03/26/2020 Westwood/VA Hospital Station Monthly Look-Ahead for April
Area: Westwood/VA Hospital

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the Westwood/VA Hospital Station for the month of April 2020. 

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03/26/2020 Westwood/UCLA Station Monthly Look-Ahead for April
Area: Westwood/UCLA

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the Westwood/UCLA Station during the month of April 2020. 

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03/26/2020 Advanced Utility Relocation (AUR) on Midvale Ave.
Area: Midvale

Metro contractors are continuing excavation work to relocate underground water, power and telecommunications equipment in Westwood. Full street closure on Midvale Ave. from Monday, March 30 through Sunday, April 19.

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03/10/2020 Utility Relocation on Wilshire Blvd. near Federal Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Federal

Work will continue on Tuesday, March 10 and will be done in stages for the next several weeks, from 9pm to 6am.

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02/26/2020 Utility Relocation on Wilshire Blvd. and Federal Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Federal

Work will continue on weekends starting Saturday, February 22 and will be done in stages for the next few weeks, 9pm to 6am on Wilshire Blvd. and 8am to 9am on Federal Ave.

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02/10/2020 Utility Relocation on Federal Ave., Ohio Ave., and Purdue Ave.
Area: Federal/Ohio/Purdue

Work will begin on Tuesday, February 11 and will be done in stages for the next several weeks, from 9am to 3:30pm.

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