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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

Start Date Notice Brief More Info
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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09/28/2020 Geophysical Survey in Alley between Comstock Ave. and S. Beverly Glen Blvd.
Area: Comstock/Beverly Glen

Work will be done from Tuesday, September 29 through Friday, October 2, from 9am to 3:30pm.

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09/25/2020 Westwood/UCLA Station Monthly Look-Ahead for October
Area: Westwood/UCLA

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

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09/25/2020 Westwood/VA Hospital Station Monthly Look-Ahead for October
Area: Westwood/VA Hospital

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

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09/18/2020 Street Restriping on Wilshire Blvd. between Barry Ave. and Bonsall Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Stoner, Wilshire/Federal

Metro’s contractors will restore and restripe Wilshire Blvd. between Barry Ave. and Bonsall Ave. on Friday, September 18  and Saturday, September 19, from 9pm to 6am.

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08/25/2020 Utility Surveys on Sepulveda Blvd. near Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Sepulveda

This pre-construction survey will be done Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 11, from 9am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, using a closed-circuit camera. 

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08/25/2020 Geotechnical Instrumentation Monitor Installation on Sepulveda Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Sepulveda

The installation will be conducted from Monday, August 24 through Friday, September 19, from 9pm to 6am.

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08/20/2020 Utility Cable Pulling on Ohio Ave.
Area: Ohio/Federal

Southern California Edision (SCE) will continue cable pulling on Ohio Ave., from Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28, 10pm to 6am.

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08/12/2020 Geophysical Surveys on Santa Monica Blvd. and Comstock Blvd.
Area: Santa Monica/Club View, Santa Monica, Pandora

This work will require temporary lane reductions on Santa Monica Blvd. between Club View Dr. and Pandora Ave. in separate stages. Access to Comstock Ave. from Santa Monica Blvd. will be intermittently closed from August 17 to 21, 9pm to 6am. 

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07/17/2020 Geotechnical Instrumentation on Northbound I-405 Off-ramp
Area: I-405/Wilshire

Metro contractors will install geotechnical instrumentation monitors on the northbound I-405 off-ramp to westbound Wilshire Blvd. This work will be conducted from July 13 to 23, 9pm to 6am.

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07/08/2020 Geotechnical Instrumentation on Southbound I-405 Off-ramp
Area: I-405/Wilshire

Metro contractors will install geotechnical instrumentation monitors on the southbound I-405 off-ramp to eastbound Wilshire Blvd. This work will be conducted from July 8 to 10, 10pm to 6am.

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06/18/2020 Utility Surveys on Wilshire Blvd. and Federal Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Federal

This pre-construction survey activity will be done from Monday, June 22 to Friday, July 10, from 9pm to 6am. Utility services will be maintained.

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05/18/2020 Utility Surveys on Sepulveda Blvd. near Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Sepulveda/Wilshire

This pre-construction survey is anticipated to take place between May 18 and May 22 from 9am to 3:30pm using a closed-circuit camera. The survey work will take one day to complete.

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05/14/2020 Geophysical Surveys in Century City
Area: Santa Monica/Beverly Glen

Metro contractors will conduct geophysical surveys along the tunnel alignment of the Purple Line Extension Section 3 on Santa Monica Blvd., from Monday, May 18 through Sunday, May 24 from 9pm to 6am.

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05/12/2020 Well-Monitoring in Westwood
Area: Wilshire/Malcolm, Wilshire/Veteran

Metro contractors will continue conducting well-monitoring along the tunnel alignment of the Purple Line Extension Section 3 along Wilshire Blvd., between Malcolm Ave. and Veteran Ave., from Saturday, May 16 through Sunday, May 17 from 8pm to 6am.

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05/11/2020 Well-Monitoring in Century City
Area: Constellation/Century Park West

Metro contractors will continue conducting well-monitoring along the tunnel alignment of the Purple Line Extension Section 3 at Constellation Blvd. and Century Park West, from Saturday, May 16 through Sunday, May 17 from 8pm to 6am.

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05/08/2020 Southern California Edison Cable Pulling on Wilshire Blvd. and Federal Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Federal

This upgrade will also provide power for the operations of the future Westwood/VA Hospital Station. From Monday, May 11 to Monday, May 18, Southern California Edison will pull electrical cable along Wilshire Blvd. and Federal Ave., from 10pm to 5am.

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04/23/2020 Parking Restrictions on Wilshire Blvd., Ohio Ave. & Federal Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Ohio, Wilshire/Federal

Per the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), there will be relaxed parking enforcement for street sweeping, however, parking restrictions in construction zones will still be enforced.

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04/14/2020 Well-Monitoring in Westwood
Area: Wilshire

Metro contractors will begin conducting well-monitoring along the tunnel alignment of the Purple Line Extension Section 3 on Wilshire Blvd. from Saturday, April 18 through Sunday, Sunday 19 from 8pm to 6am.

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04/13/2020 Utility Surveys on Bonsall Ave. Ramps at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center Campus
Area: Wilshire/Bonsall

This pre-construction survey activity will be done on the Bonsall Ave. ramps from Monday, April 13 to Saturday, April 18, from 10pm to 5am.

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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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