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Purple Line Extension

The long-awaited Metro Purple Line Subway Extension is now under construction.

From the current terminus at Wilshire/Western, the Purple Line Extension will extend westward for about nine miles with seven new stations. It will provide a high-capacity, high-speed, dependable alternative for those traveling to and from LA’s “second downtown,” including destinations such as Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood.

One of Metro’s priority projects, the first section of the Purple Line Extension is funded by local Measure R funds, approved by voters in November 2008, along with federal “New Starts” matching funds and a low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program.

Currently, the project is scheduled to be built in three phases. Metro is already working with the federal government to obtain matching funds for the second section, while also pursuing opportunities to accelerate funding through the America Fast Forward Initiative that could allow the entire project to be completed sooner.

Los Angeles is closer than ever to making this long-anticipated project a reality, connecting West Los Angeles to the region's growing rail network, and improving mobility for everyone who lives, works and plays throughout Los Angeles County.

Please look through our web site for information on the approved project, information we have shared with the public, how to follow the construction work, and how to share your thoughts and questions with us.


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Metro Approves Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Final EIS/EIR)

Metro has approved the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Final EIS/EIR) for the 9-mile extension of the Metro Rail Purple Line subway.  Beginning at the current Wilshire/Western station, it is planned that the project will add seven new stations:

  • Wilshire/La Brea
  • Wilshire/Fairfax
  • Wilshire/La Cienega
  • Wilshire/Rodeo
  • Century City
  • Westwood/UCLA
  • Westwood/Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital

Background

Over the past 30 years,  tremendous population growth, employment growth, worsening congestion, changing land use and traffic patterns, as well as Metro’s growing challenge to meet transit demands, have all led to the need to improve mobility in the West Los Angeles area.

In fall 2007, Metro began an Alternatives Analysis Study (AA) for the Purple Line Extension Transit Corridor. Over a year-and-a-half, the AA considered whether transit improvement was needed in the area and evaluated different types of transit improvements and alignments. The AA concluded in January 2009 when the Metro Board of Directors decided to move forward with the Draft Environmental Impact Study/Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIS/EIR) , which analyzed five subway alternatives.

The Draft EIS/EIR began in Spring 2009 to assess the impacts of alternatives both during construction and once the system is operating, and to look at possible mitigation measures.  Issues addressed as the alternatives were refined included decisions about station locations and ultimate alignments. The Draft EIS/EIR process concluded in October 2010 with Metro’s staff recommendation for a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) to enter into the Final EIS/EIR process.

In Fall 2010, Metro authorized the preparation of the Final Environment Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Final EIS/EIR) to refine the Board-selected LPA, alignment, station and entrance locations, ridership data, costs; mitigation measures and responses to comments on the Draft EIS/EIR document.  The Final EIS/EIR was released in March 2012 for public review.  In April 2012, the Metro Board of Directors certified the Final EIS/EIR and approved the first phase of the project extending it to La Cienega.  In May 2012, the Metro Board approved the second and third phases of the subway extending it to the Westwood/VA Hospital.

Metro and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are partnering to meet the requirements of both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in the environmental assessment of the Purple Line Extension project.

Project Schedule

Release of Final EIS/EIR for public review & Public Open Houses March 2012
Metro Board Approval & Certification of Final EIS/EIR April & May 2012
Secure Record of Decision (ROD) and request federal “New Starts” funding Spring 2012
Secure federal funding, complete engineering, prepare bid documents, award construction contracts, begin pre‐construction activities (surveys, utility relocation, etc.), and complete Final Design. 2012-2015
Began construction 2015

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05/26/2017 Beverly Hills Update: AM/PM Utility Relocation Work at Wilshire/La Cienega
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Advanced utility relocation work will continue during evening hours on the north side of Wilshire Blvd. between La Cienega Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. and during daytime hours along La Cienega Blvd. just north of Wilshire Blvd. from Tuesday, May 30th thru Friday, June 2nd. 

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05/26/2017 Phase 3: Wilshire Bl, Fairfax Av to Crescent Heights Bl
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

Beginning Friday, May 19 at 8pm thru Monday, May 22, at 6am there will be a full closure of the Wilshire/Fairfax intersection for street decking construction.

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05/26/2017 Construction Week Look Ahead (City of LA + City of Beverly Hills)
Area: Wilshire/Western, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, Wilshire/La Cienega

Beginning Monday, May 30th thru Friday, June 2nd the design-builder will be conducting:

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05/25/2017 Advanced Utility Relocation Work
Area: Constellation Bl from Avenue of the Stars to Century Park East.

Beginning Tuesday, May 30th, Metro contractors will continue relocating DWP (water) utilities for Section 2 of the Purple Line Extension under extended work hours from 7am to 8pm on weekdays. The work will include excavation and trenching for the installation of a water main and fire hydrant, installation of traffic control devices, and trench plates on Constellation Boulevard from Avenue of the Stars to Century Park East

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05/24/2017 Jet Grouting - Wilshire Blvd./Highland Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Highland

Beginning Friday, June 9, jet grouting activities will continue on Wilshire Blvd. in new locations near the Wilshire Blvd./Highland Ave. intersection. 

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05/19/2017 Century City to Westwood
Area: Century City to Westwood

Metro contractors are performing field work as part of the planning for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension. The current work will include groundwater pump testing including a step drawdown for a period of about 6 to 8 hours and a continuous 24 to 48 hours (overnight) constant rate pump test.

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05/18/2017 Jet Grouting Traffic Control Installation at Wilshire/Crenshaw
Area: Wilshire/Crenshaw

On Friday, May 19 from 8pm thru Saturday, May 20 at 11pm, there will be intermittent lane reductions to support street restriping and K-rail installation on Wilshire Blvd. between Wilshire Blvd./Crenshaw Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd./Western Ave. 

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05/16/2017 Update: La Cienega Pile Installation
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Starting Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21, pile installation will occur in the Wilshire/La Cienega intersection. Work hours are 7am-8pm for the drilling and setting of piles, and 8pm-10pm for concrete and support activities.

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05/05/2017 Jet Grouting – Wilshire Blvd. (Windsor Blvd. to Bronson Ave.)
Area: Wilshire/Windsor, Wilshire/Bronson

Beginning Friday, May 19, jet grouting activities will continue on Wilshire Blvd. in a new location at Wilshire Blvd./Crenshaw Blvd. 

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05/05/2017 Extended Closure of North Gale Drive
Area: Wilshire/Gale

Starting Saturday, May 20 thru mid-2018*, Gale Dr. will be closed just north of Wilshire Blvd. to safely support pile installation, street decking, excavation, and associated construction activities.

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04/25/2017 City of Beverly Hills - Wilshire/La Cienega: May Look Ahead
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of May 2017.

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04/23/2017 Field Work – Century City to Westwood
Area: Century City to Westwood

Metro contractors are performing field work as part of the planning for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension. The current work will include geophysical testing to gather further information about the geological conditions. 

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04/20/2017 Weekday Utility Relocation on Santa Fe Ave. between Willow St. and Palmetto St.
Area: Santa Fe Ave. between Palmetto St. and Willow Street

From Monday, April 24 through Friday, June 23, from 9am to 3:30pm, Metro contractors will be relocating utilities on South Santa Fe Ave. between Willow St. and Palmetto St. (Monday through Friday only).

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04/17/2017 Beverly Hills Update: PM Utility Relocation Work at Wilshire/Gale
Area: Wilshire/Gale

Advanced utility relocation work will continue at night during the week and over the weekend along the north side of Wilshire Blvd. and on Gale Dr. north of Wilshire Blvd. from Monday, April 24th thru Thursday, April 27th.  

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04/12/2017 Pot Holing & Jet Grouting - Wilshire/Tower Dr.
Area: Wilshire/Tower

Starting, Thursday, April 19 – Saturday, June 10, (anticipated end date) Tower Dr. will be closed at Wilshire Blvd. to support jet grouting construction at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Tower Dr. 

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04/05/2017 Fairfax Decking, Phase 1: Wilshire Blvd. from Fairfax Ave. - Spaulding Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

Beginning Friday, April 7 at 8pm thru Monday, April 10 at 6am, there will be a full closure of Wilshire Blvd. from Fairfax Ave. to Spaulding Ave. to support the start of the Fairfax decking operation.

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04/03/2017 Wilshire Blvd./Detroit St. Paving
Area: Wilshire/Detroit

From Thursday, April 6 to Friday, April 7, there will be paving and street restoration at Wilshire/Detroit that will require a full closure on the north side of Detroit St. at Wilshire Blvd. 

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03/29/2017 Fairfax 데킹, 1 단계: Fairfax Ave.부터 Spaulding Ave.까지의 Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

4월 7일 금요일 오후 8시부터 시작하여 4월 10일 월요일 오전 6시까지, Fairfax 데킹 작업 시작을 지원하기 위해 Wilshire Blvd.가 Fairfax Ave.부터 Spaulding Ave.까지 전면 폐쇄됩니다.

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03/29/2017 Entablado de Fairfax, fase 1: Wilshire Blvd. desde Fairfax Ave. hasta Spaulding Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

A partir del viernes 7 de abril a las 8pm y hasta el lunes 10 de abril a las 6am, Wilshire Blvd. estará cerrado desde Fairfax Ave. hasta Spaulding Ave. para dar inicio al trabajo de entablado de Fairfax.

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03/27/2017 Beverly Hills: 1-Hour Parking Validation Program
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Due to construction activities at Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd., Metro has launched a 1-hour parking validation program to provide replacement parking for metered spots on Wilshire Blvd between San Vicente and La Cienega.     

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03/27/2017 City of Beverly Hills - Wilshire/La Cienega: March thru April Look-Ahead
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities anticipated to begin at the end of March thru April, 2017, pending City of Beverly Hills approval.

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03/23/2017 Traffic Switch at Wilshire/La Brea for Center Opening
Area: Wilshire/La Brea

On Friday, March 24 at 9pm through Sunday, March 26 at midnight, the current work zone on the south side of Wilshire Blvd. at La Brea Ave. will be removed and partially replaced with a work zone in the center lanes of Wilshire Blvd. at Wilshire Blvd./Sycamore Ave.

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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
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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03/14/2017 Jet Grouting - Eastbound Wilshire Blvd. Closure at Crenshaw Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Crenshaw

From Friday, March 17, 8pm to Monday, March 20, 6am, there will be a closure on eastbound Wilshire Blvd. at Crenshaw Blvd. to support jet grout construction.

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03/14/2017 Wilshire Blvd. 동쪽 방향이 Crenshaw Blvd.에서 폐쇄됨
Area: Wilshire/Crenshaw

3월 17일 금요일 저녁 8시부터 3월 20일 월요일 오전 6시까지, 제트 그라우트 공사를 지원하기 위하여 Wilshire Blvd.의 동쪽 방향이 Crenshaw Blvd.에서 폐쇄됩니다. 이 작업으로 인한 교통 통제 조치는 다음과 같습니다:

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03/08/2017 Postponed - Weekend Full Closure of Wilshire Bl
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

Due to continued utility work on Wilshire Blvd within the construction zone, decking* for the Wilshire/Fairfax station will be postponed for this weekend. March 10-13, 2017. 

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03/07/2017 Wilshire Blvd./Gale Dr. Sidewalk Closure for Pre-Piling
Area: Wilshire/Gale

From Friday, March 10 to Saturday, March 11, from 7am - 4pm, pot-holing will occur on the south side of the Wilshire Blvd. sidewalk. 

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03/07/2017 Wilshire/La Brea DWP Utility Work
Area: Wilshire/La Brea

On Wednesday, March 8 - Friday, March 10, there will be utility work at Wilshire Blvd./La Brea Ave. 

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03/03/2017 WILSHIRE BL 주말 전면 폐쇄 연기
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

Wilshire Blvd. 상의 예기치 못한 공공설비 작업으로 인하여 Wilshire/Fairfax 역의 데킹* 작업이 이번 주말(2017년 3월 3-6일) 연기됩니다. Wilshire는 Fairfax Ave.에서 폐쇄되지 않을 것이며 이번 주말에는 차량 및 메트로 버스의 우회로가 없습니다.

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03/03/2017 El Cierre Total De Wilshire Bl Del Fin de Semana se Pospuso
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

Debido a trabajos de servicios públicos inesperados en Wilshire Blvd. el entablado* para la estación Wilshire/Fairfax se pospondrá para este fin de semana (del 3 al 6 de marzo de 2017). 

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03/03/2017 Beverly Hills Update: Wilshire/La Cienega Piling
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Starting Mid-March, through July 2017, pile work will begin on the south side of Wilshire Blvd.  between La Cienega Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. 

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03/01/2017 Beverly Hills Field Work
Area: Wilshire/El Camino - Wilshire/Crescent Drive

Metro contractors will conduct field work in the City of Beverly Hills on Wednesday, March 1st through Friday, March 10th, 2017. 

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03/01/2017 Wilton Pl.에서 St. Andrews Pl.까지 Wilshire Blvd. 차선이 하나로 감소
Area: Wilshire/Wilton, Wilshire/St. Andrews

3월 2일 목요일부터 3월 3일 금요일까지 매일 오전 9시부터 오후 3:30사이에 Wilshire Blvd. 동쪽 방향이 한 차선으로 감소됩니다. 차선 감소 구간은 Norton Ave.와 Wilton Pl. 사이입니다.

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02/28/2017 Wilshire Blvd. Reduction to One Lane, Wilton Pl. to St. Andrews Pl.
Area: Wilshire/Wilton - Wilshire/St. Andrews

From Thursday, March 2 to Friday, March 3, eastbound Wilshire Blvd. will be reduced to one lane from 9am to 3:30pm each day. This lane reduction will occur between Norton Ave. and Wilton Pl.

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02/24/2017 Beverly Hills Update: Intermittent Street Closures for Pre-Piling Activities at Wilshire/La Cienega
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Starting Wednesday, March 1 to Friday, March 31, pre-piling work will occur on S. Gale Dr. and S. Hamilton Dr. and will require intermittent closures of these streets at Wilshire Blvd. 

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02/23/2017 Utility Work at Wilshire/La Brea
Area: Wilshire/La Brea

Utility work will occur on Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea Ave. on Saturday, February 25-Sunday, February 26. Work will involve trenching to complete a utility connection. Work hours are 7am Saturday - 11pm Sunday. 

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02/23/2017 Jet Grouting - Wilshire/Wilton & Wilshire/St. Andrews
Area: Wilshire/Wilton, Wilshire/St. Andrews

이번 주말 2월 24일 금요일 저녁 7시부터 2월 25일 토요일 자정까지, Wilshire Blvd./Rossmore Ave. 및 Wilshire Blvd./Windsor Blvd의 작업 구역이 제거되고, Wilshire Blvd./Wilton Pl. 및 Wilshire Blvd./St. Andrews Pl.에 새로운 두 개의 작업 구역으로 교체됩니다.

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02/23/2017 Jet Grouting - Wilshire/Wilton & Wilshire/St. Andrews
Area: Wilshire/Wilton, Wilshire/St. Andrews

Este fin de semana, del viernes 24 de febrero a las 7pm al sábado 25 de febrero a medianoche, las zonas de obras ubicadas en Wilshire Blvd./Rossmore Ave. y Wilshire Blvd./Windsor Blvd. se retirarán y se reemplazarán con dos nuevas zonas de obras en Wilshire Blvd./Wilton Pl. y Wilshire Blvd./St. Andrews Pl.

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02/23/2017 Jet Grouting - Wilshire/Wilton & Wilshire/St. Andrews
Area: Wilshire/Wilton, Wilshire/St. Andrews

This weekend, from Friday, February 24 at 7pm – Saturday, February 25 at midnight, the work zones at Wilshire Blvd./Rossmore Ave. and Wilshire Blvd./Windsor Blvd will be removed, and replaced with two new work zones at Wilshire Blvd./Wilton Pl. and Wilshire Blvd./St. Andrews Pl.

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02/13/2017 업데이트: Wilshire Blvd./Manhattan Pl.의 중앙분리대 제거 작업
Area: Wilshire/Manhattan

2월 15일 수요일까지 앞으로 있을 고압분사 공사(향후 터널 공사 지원)를 지원하기 위해 Wilshire Blvd./Manhattan Pl.의 중앙분리대 제거 작업이 실시될 것입니다. 

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02/13/2017 Actualización: Eliminación de la mediana que se extiende desde Wilshire Blvd. Hasta Manhattan Pl.
Area: Wilshire/Manhattan

Hasta el miércoles 15 de febrero, se realizará una obra para eliminar la mediana que se extiende desde Wilshire Blvd. hasta Manhattan Pl., a fin de apoyar el jet grouting que se llevará a cabo próximamente (para el futuro túnel). 

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02/10/2017 Project-wide Construction Week Look-Ahead 2/13 - 2/17
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Median Removal at Wilshire Blvd./Manhattan Pl.

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02/03/2017 Tree Removal at Wilshire/La Cienega
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

On Thursday, February 2nd, tree removals will occur on the north side of Wilshire Blvd. and the east side of La Cienega Blvd. north of Wilshire Blvd.

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02/03/2017 Wilshire/Windsor to Wilshire/Fairfax Construction Week Look-Ahead 2/6 - 2/10
Area: Wilshire/Windsor, Wilshire/Arden, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax

Median Removal at Wilshire Blvd./Manhattan Pl.

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02/02/2017 Wilshire Blvd./Manhattan Pl.의 중앙분리대 제거 작업 2017년 2월 6일
Area: Wilshire/Manhattan

2월6일 월요일부터 2월 10일 금요일까지 앞으로 있을 고압분사 공사(향후 터널공사 지원)를 지원하기 위해 Wilshire Blvd./Manhattan Pl.의 중앙분리대 제거 작업이 실시될 것입니다. 

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02/02/2017 Median Removal at Wilshire Blvd./Manhattan Pl.
Area: Wilshire/Manhattan

Continuing through Wednesday, February 15, the median on Wilshire Blvd./Manhattan Pl. will be removed to support upcoming jet grouting (in support of the future tunnel).

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02/02/2017 La Cienega Pre-Piling and Pot Holing
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Starting Monday, February 6th thru March 2017, pre-piling and pot holing activities will occur in the Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd. area.

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01/27/2017 Section 1 Beverly Hills Weekly Construction Update 1/30 - 2/3
Area: Wilshire/San Vicente, Wilshire/La Cienega, WIlshire/Gale

Soundwall construction at Wilshire/Gale and Wilshire/La Cienega, Monday - Friday 7am-4pm.

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01/27/2017 Wilshire/Windsor to Wilshire/Fairfax Construction Week Look-Ahead 1/30 - 2/3
Area: Wilshire/Windsor, Wilshire/Arden, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax

Jet Grouting at Wilshire Blvd./Windsor Blvd., Geotechnical Instrumentation Work at Wilshire Blvd./Arden Blvd.

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01/26/2017 Utility Work and Lane Reductions at Wilshire/La Brea
Area: Wilshire/La Brea

This Saturday, January 28, utility work will continue on La Brea Ave from 7am-9pm. Work will involve trenching to complete a utility connection.  

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01/25/2017 Las actividades de jet grouting se desplazan al este en Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Norton/Wilton, Gramarcy/St. Andrews

A partir del viernes 17 de febrero, las actividades de jet grouting seguirán en Wilshire Blvd., en las nuevas ubicaciones, de Wilshire Blvd. a Wilton Pl. y de Wilshire Blvd. a St. Andrews Pl. 

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01/25/2017 그라우트 분사 작업이 Wilshire Blvd. 동쪽으로 이동합니다.
Area: Norton/Wilton, Gramarcy/St. Andrews

2월 17일 금요일부터 그라우트 분사 공사가 Wilshire Blvd.의 또 다른 구역인 Wilshire Blvd./Wilton Pl. 및 Wilshire Blvd./St. Andrews Pl.

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01/25/2017 Jet Grouting Moves East on Wilshire Blvd. (Extended Notice: 8 - 12 weeks)
Area: Norton/Wilton, Gramarcy/St. Andrews

Beginning Friday, February 17, jet grouting activities will continue on Wilshire Blvd. in new locations at Wilshire Blvd./Wilton Pl. and Wilshire Blvd./St. Andrews Pl.

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01/25/2017 Field Work: Westwood to Century City
Area: Westwood to Century City

Metro contractors are performing field work as part of the planning for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension. The work will include groundwater well development and monitoring to gather further information about the geological conditions. 

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01/24/2017 Update: Pile Installation Wilshire/Fairfax
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

On Saturday, January 28th, pile installation will continue on the south side of Wilshire Blvd. at Fairfax Ave. This work calls for piles on Wilshire Blvd. and will require a directional closure on Wilshire to safely complete the work. 

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01/23/2017 La Cienega Median Removal Work 1/30 - 2/3
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

In preparation for the upcoming k-rail installation and piling work in February for the future Wilshire/La Cienega station, there will be median and tree removals on Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.

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01/23/2017 Westwood to Century City
Area: Westwood to Century City

Metro contractors are performing field work as part of the planning for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension. The work will include groundwater well development and monitoring to gather further information about the geological conditions.

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01/20/2017 Section 1 Beverly Hills Weekly Construction Update 1/23 - 1/27
Area: Wilshire/San Vicente, Wilshire/La Cienega, WIlshire/Gale

Geotechnical instrumentation installation from Monday, January 23rd to Friday, January 27th.

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01/20/2017 Project Wide Construction Week Look-Ahead 1/23 - 1/27
Area: Wilshire/Windsor, Wilshire/Arden, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax

Jet Grouting at Wilshire Blvd./Windsor Blvd., Geotechnical Instrumentation Work at Wilshire Blvd./Arden Blvd.

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01/19/2017 Century City to Westwood
Area: Century City to Westwood

Metro contractors are performing field work as part of the planning for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension. The current work will include geophysical testing to gather further information about the geological conditions.

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01/18/2017 Weekend Utility Work at Wilshire/La Brea
Area: Wilshire/La Brea

From Saturday, January 21 to Sunday, January 22 utility work will occur on Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea Ave. Work will involve trenching to complete a utility connection. Work hours are from 7am to 11pm.

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01/18/2017 Update: Pile Installation Wilshire/Fairfax Intersection
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

From Saturday, January 21st to Monday, January 23rd, pile installation will continue on the south side of Wilshire Blvd. at Fairfax Ave. Work within the Wilshire Blvd./Fairfax Ave. intersection will require Fairfax Ave. lane reductions on weekends.

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01/13/2017 Project Wide Construction Week Look-Ahead 1/16 - 1/20
Area: Wilshire/Windsor, Wilshire/Arden, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, WIlshire/Gale, Wilshire/La Cienega

Jet Grouting at Wilshire Blvd./Windsor Blvd., Geotechnical Instrumentation Work at Wilshire Blvd./Arden Blvd.

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01/13/2017 K−Rail and Traffic Control Installation at Wilshire/La Cienega
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

In preparation for future pile installation of the La Cienega Station, the contractor will be installing k−rail (concrete barriers) and fencing on the south side of Wilshire Blvd between La Cienega Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. This installation is anticipated to take place over the weekend of February 4th 2017.

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01/13/2017 Geotechnical Instrumentation Installation
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega, Wilshire/San Vicente

Starting on Tuesday, January 17th to Friday, January 20th, instrumentation installation will occur on Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. from 7am to 4pm.

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01/12/2017 Update: Pile Installation Wilshire/Fairfax Intersection
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

On Saturday, January 14th, weekend pile installation will continue on the south side of Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. 

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01/07/2017 Wilshire/La Brea Weekend Utility Work, January 7-8
Area: Wilshire/La Brea

On Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8, utility work on Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea Ave. will occur from 7am to 11pm. 

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01/07/2017 Update: Pile Installation Wilshire/Fairfax Intersection
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

Starting Saturday, January 7th – Monday, January 9th, pile installation will continue on the south side of Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave.

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01/06/2017 Project Wide Construction Week Look-Ahead 1/9 - 1/13
Area: Wilshire/Windsor, Wilshire/Arden, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, WIlshire/Gale, Wilshire/La Cienega

Beginning Monday, January 9th thru Friday, January 13th, the design-builder will be conducting:

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12/29/2016 Project Wide Construction Week Look-Ahead 1/3 - 1/6
Area: Wilshire/Windsor, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, WIlshire/Gale, Wilshire/La Cienega

Beginning Tuesday, January 3rd thru Friday, January 6th, the design-builder will be conducting:

  • Jet grouting at Wilshire Blvd./Windsor Blvd
  • Excavation and station work at Wilshire Blvd./La Brea Ave.
  • Piling and Pile preparation at Wilshire Blvd./Fairfax Ave.
  • Soundwall construction at Wilshire Blvd./Gale Dr. and Wilshire Blvd./La Cienega Blvd. 
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12/24/2016 Holiday Break
Area: Section 1

In observance of the holidays, there will be no construction activities for Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension Transit Project on the following dates...

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12/22/2016 Project Wide Construction Week Look-Ahead 12/27 - 12/30
Area: Wilshire/Rossmore, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax

Beginning Tuesday, December 27th thru Friday, December 30th, the design-builder will be conducting jet grouting at Wilshire Blvd./Rossmore Ave., excavation and station work at Wilshire Blvd./La Brea Ave., and pile and piling preparation and banner installation at Wilshire Blvd./Fairfax Ave. 

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12/19/2016 Update: AM Utility Relocation Construction - Wilshire/La Cienega
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Advanced utility relocation work continues on Monday, December 19th thru Friday, December 30th, 2016 from 7am - 4pm at Wilshire/La Cienega.

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12/16/2016 Project-wide Construction Week Look-Ahead
Area: Wilshire/Rossmore, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax

Beginning Monday, December 19th thru Friday, December 23rd, the design-builder will be conducting jet grouting at Wilshire Blvd./Rossmore Ave., excavation and station work at Wilshire Blvd./La Brea Ave., and pile and piling preparation at Wilshire Blvd./Fairfax Ave. 

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12/14/2016 Wilshire/Windsor Jet Grouting Traffic Control Installation
Area: Wilshire/Windsor

On Friday, December 16 from 8pm through Saturday, December 17 at noon, the k-rail and striping set up for the next jet grouting location at Wilshire Blvd./Windsor Blvd. will be implemented.

 

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12/14/2016 Update: La Cienega Street Restoration
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Street restoration work will occur on the southeast corner of Wilshire Blvd and South Tower Dr on Monday, December 19th from 8pm - 6am for one night only.

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12/12/2016 Potholing on Santa Fe Ave
Area: Santa Fe Ave. between Palmetto St. and Willow Street

Beginning Monday, December 19 through Wednesday, December 21, from 9am to 3:30pm, Metro contractors will be potholing on Santa Fe Ave. between Willow St. and Palmetto St.

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12/09/2016 Project-wide Construction Look-Ahead 12/12 - 12/19
Area: Wilshire/Rossmore, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax

Beginning Monday, December 12th thru Friday, December 19th, the design-builder will be conducting jet grouting at Wilshire Blvd./Rossmore Ave., excavation at Wilshire Blvd./La Brea Ave., and pile and piling preparation at Wilshire Blvd./Fairfax Ave.

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12/09/2016 Zonas de construcción: No descensos ni abordaje para conductores de Uber/Lyft
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax - Wilshire/Lucerne

Debido a la construcción de la sección 1 del proyecto de transporte Metro Purple Line Extension, está prohibido recoger o dejar pasajeros en las siguientes zonas de construcción en Wilshire Blvd. Para obtener la información más reciente visite: www.metro.net/projects/westside/

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12/09/2016 공사 현장 – 우버/리프트(Uber/Lyft) 운전사들의 하차 및 픽업 금지
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax - Wilshire/Lucerne

메트로 퍼플 라인 환승 프로젝트 구간 1 공사로 인해, 다음과 같은 윌셔 대로(Wilshire Blvd) 공사 현장에서 승객의 픽업 및 하차가 금지됩니다. 최신 정보는 www.metro.net/projects/westside/에서 확인하십시오.

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12/08/2016 Update: AM Utility Relocation Construction - Wilshire/La Cienega
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Advanced utility relocation work will occur on Monday, December 12th thru Friday, December 16th, 2016 from 7am - 4pm at Wilshire/La Cienega.

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12/07/2016 Fairfax Station Piling Work
Area: Fairfax/Ogden

Pile work on the south side of Wilshire Blvd. from just west of Fairfax Ave. to Ogden Dr. will continue through April of 2017. Long-term temporary work zones will be in place for an anticipated 3 to 4 months, sidewalks will be closed to support piling and decking.   

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12/06/2016 Construction Zones - No Drop-off/Pick-Up for Uber/Lyft Drivers
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax - Wilshire/Lucerne

Due to construction of the Metro Purple Line Extension Transit Project Section 1, picking-up/dropping-off passengers are prohibited in the following construction zones on Wilshire Blvd. For the most up to date information visit: www.metro.net/projects/westside/

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12/02/2016 Update: AM Utility Relocation Construction - Wilshire/La Cienega
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Advanced relocation work will occur on Monday, December 5th thru Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 7am - 4pm. Work will occur along the north side of Wilshire Blvd between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.

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12/02/2016 Project-wide Construction Week Look-Ahead 12/5 - 12/9
Area: Wilshire/Rossmore, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax

Beginning Monday, December 5th thru Friday, December 9th, the design-builder will be conducting jet grouting at Wilshire/Rossmore, excavation at Wilshire/La Brea, and piling and pile prep at Wilshire/Fairfax. Click the link for additional information, closures, and detours.

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12/01/2016 Section 3: Field Work- Westwood to Century City
Area: Westwood to Century City

Metro contractors are performing field work as part of the planning for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension. The work will include drilling of soil borings, groundwater monitoring well installation, testing and monitoring to gather further information about the geological conditions.

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11/30/2016 Update: AM Utility Relocation Construction - Wilshire/La Cienega
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Advanced utility location verification work will occur on S. Hamilton Dr. just south of Wilshire Blvd. on Tuesday, December 6 - Wednesday, December 7th from 7am - 4pm, and Thursday, December 8th (half-day) if needed.

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11/28/2016 Wilshire Blvd. and Ogden Dr. Traffic Signal Shutdown
Area: Wilshire/Ogden

On Wednesday, November 30th, the traffic signal at Wilshire Blvd. and Ogden Dr. will be temporarily shut down to support utility work adjacent to the intersection. The signal shutdown will occur during off-peak hours, between 9am - 3:30pm. Traffic control officers will be at the intersection to assist with traffic flow.

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11/23/2016 East + West Segment Construction Week Look-Ahead
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

Beginning Monday, November 28th thru Friday, December 2nd, in the east segment, the design-builder will be conducting La Brea Station excavation behind k-rail/staging yards and jet grouting activities near Wilshire/Rossmore. In the west segment, the design-builder will be conducting pile preparation behind k-rail near Orange Grove Ave. 

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11/22/2016 Sewer Relocation at Santa Fe Ave.
Area: Santa Fe Ave. between Palmetto St. and Willow Street

Sewer Relocation at Santa Fe Ave. Beginning Monday, November 28th until Wednesday, January 11th, from 9am to 3pm during weekdays — excluding holidays — Metro contractors will be conducting sewer relocation work on Santa Fe Ave. between Palmetto and Willow St. for the future maintenance facility.

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11/21/2016 Update: AM Utility Relocation Construction - Wilshire/La Cienega
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Advanced utility relocation work will occur during the day starting on Tuesday, November 22nd and Wednesday, November 23rd from 7am - 4pm. Work will occur along the north side of Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. and on portions of the north sidewalk between San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.

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11/18/2016 East Segment Construction Week Look-Ahead
Area: Where's it happening?

La Brea station excavation and the installation of geotechnical instrumentation will require a full closure of Sycamore Ave. from Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23, 7am to 11pm. Local access will be maintained from 8th St. Dewatering well maintenance will require westbound Wilshire Blvd. reduced to one lane between La Brea Ave. and Detroit from Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23, 9am to 3:30pm. 

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11/18/2016 West Segment Construction Week Look-Ahead
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax

From Monday, November 21st through Wednesday, November 23rd, potholing, street restoration, and saw cutting will happen at Wilshire and Fairfax from 7am to 11pm.

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11/16/2016 Soundwall Prep Work
Area: Wilshire/La Cienega

Starting Monday, November 21st – Friday, December 16th, the design-builder will begin utility investigation pot holing and prep-work to support soundwall construction at Wilshire/La Cienega and Wilshire/Gale staging yards.

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11/08/2016 Jet Grouting at Wilshire Blvd. and Rossmore Ave.
Area: Wilshire/Rossmore

On Saturday, November 12, the work site traffic control will be modified for jet grouting at Wilshire Blvd. and Arden Blvd. This operation will involve the placement of k-rail (concrete barriers) and street restriping to shift the work zone in the center-island of Wilshire Blvd.

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11/02/2016 Section 2 Field Work
Area: Where's it happening?

Metro contractors continue to perform utility relocation work for Section 2 of the Purple Line Extension.

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10/21/2016 Section 3
Area: Potholing on Wilshire Blvd, From Veteran Ave to Westwood Ave

Beginning Friday, October 21st and continuing for approximately one month during night and weekend hours, Metro contractors will be performing underground utility investigations for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension. Work will consist of excavation, trenching, installation of traffic control devices and trench plates.

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10/01/2016 Fairfax Avenue Decking
Area: Wilshire Blvd at Fairfax Ave

The Purple Line Extension Subway Project has been engaged in construction activities along Wilshire Bl and Fairfax Av since May 2014. Work began with advanced utility relocation (AUR), followed by major subway construction in late 2016 with pile installation. The underground piles will provide structural support for the excavation of the subway station box at Wilshire/Fairfax. The next step following piling is decking. Decking is a construction process that entails excavating the street and sidewalks, and replacing them with temporary concrete deck panels. This will allow traffic to continue to flow, while maintaining access to sidewalks and driveways as construction continues underground

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09/28/2016 K-Rail Installation and Jet Grouting Activities on Wilshire between Rossmore and Lucerne
Area: East Segment

On Saturday, October 1st, the design-builder will implement the work site traffic control for jet grouting on Wilshire Bl and Arden Bl. This operation will involve the placement of k-rail (concrete barriers) and street restriping in the center lanes of Wilshire Bl and reduce Wilshire to two lanes in each direction between Rossmore Bl and Lucerne Bl for approximately 6-8 weeks.

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09/27/2016 Update: Pile Installation
Area: Wilshire/Fairfax Intersection

The design-builder will continue pile installation on the north side of Wilshire Bl and Fairfax Av thru November 2016. This operation calls for piles to be drilled within the Wilshire/Fairfax intersection, and will require lane reductions on Fairfax Av, over several weekends from October 1st into November. There will also be intermittent street closures on Wilshire Bl.

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09/15/2016 Station Excavation
Area: Wilshire at La Brea

Starting Monday, September 19th, station excavation will begin and continue through the Fall of 2017 for the future Wilshire/La Brea station.

The initial station excavation will occur from 7am-11pm underneath the deck between La Brea and Sycamore behind existing k-rail (concrete barriers) on Wilshire Blvd. Excavated material will be hauled on approved haul routes to approved dump sites. (La Brea Blvd to Crenshaw Blvd to the I-10 Freeway).

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09/05/2016 Section 2: Field Work
Area: Constellation Blvd. west of Avenue of the Stars

Metro contractors will be performing construction activities to relocate telecommunication lines for Section 2 of the Purple Line Extension. Work includes excavation and trenching and installation of traffic control devices and trench plates.  Work will take place west of Avenue of the Stars on Constellation Blvd.

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08/15/2016 Section 2: Field Work
Area: Constellation Blvd, west of Avenue of the Stars

Metro contractors will be performing construction activities to relocate utility lines for Section 2 of the Purple Line Extension. Work will take place on Constellation Blvd., west of Avenue of the Stars, for the next few months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Metro broke ground in November 2014 on the first section of the long-awaited extension of the Purple Line subway to the Westside of Los Angeles. The full nine-mile project will bring fast, reliable mass transit to some of LA’s busiest destinations including Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood.

This set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provides an overview of the project including the work that will occur to prepare for construction and during construction. The FAQs will continue to be updated as the project proceeds.

Subjects discussed in these FAQs include:

Project Overview

1. What is the approved Purple Line Extension project?

The approved project will extend the Metro Purple Line subway nine miles west from the current terminus at Wilshire/Western and add seven new stations. Construction for the first section of the project is due to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2023. It will add stations at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, Wilshire/La Cienega. The full project includes additional stations at Wilshire/Rodeo, Century City, Westwood/UCLA, and the Westwood/VA Hospital. Please refer to question 4 for more information on each of the sections and their timing.

2. Has the project been fully approved?

In April and May 2012, the Metro Board of Directors approved the project and certified its Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (FEIS/FEIR). The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) then issued a Record of Decision for the project signifying the end of the federal environmental review process. These combined actions signify the conclusion of all environmental reviews and approvals required for the project to proceed.

Approved Purple Line Extension Project

3. What was the process that led to these approvals?

Extensive and thorough planning, analysis and environmental review for the Purple Line Extension occurred from 2007 to 2012 in accordance with both state and federal environmental analysis guidelines. This incorporated in-depth analysis of the project evaluating numerous alternatives, and extensive community outreach. This work is thoroughly documented in the Alternatives Analysis (AA) Study , Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIS/EIR) and Final EIS/EIR . The Metro Board of Directors was provided with regular updates and made decisions at key milestones throughout this process.

Key Dates

  • Fall 2007: Metro begins Alternatives Analysis (AA)
  • January 2009: Metro Board of Directors approves the AA Study and directs staff to further evaluate various heavy-rail subway alignments in the Draft EIS/EIR.
  • October 2010: Metro Board of Directors approves the Draft EIS/EIR and selects the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for further analysis in the Final EIS/EIR.
  • April 2012: Metro Board of Directors certifies the Final EIS/EIR and approves the route and stations locations for the first section of the project to Wilshire/La Cienega.
  • May 2012: Metro Board of Directors approves the route and station locations for the remaining portion of the project to the terminus at Westwood/VA Hospital.
  • August 2012: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issues a Record of Decision for the project.

Please go to the Reports and Info section of the project website, metro.net/purplelineext to view information that was produced as a part of these studies including reports to the Metro Board of Directors, additional technical reports, fact sheets, and meeting presentations.

4. What is included in each of the sections of the Purple Line Extension and when will they be completed?

Current funding streams allow the project to be built in three phases, or sections, with the initial phase to Wilshire/La Cienega planned to open in 2023. Under this three-phase scenario, the total project is forecast to cost $6.3 billion based on the schedule shown in the chart below:

Project Schedule

Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Length 3.92 Miles 2.59 Miles 2.59 Miles
New Stations

Wilshire/La Brea

Wilshire/Fairfax Wilshire/La Cienega

Wilshire/Rodeo

Century City/Constellation

Westwood/UCLA Westwood/VA Hospital

Pre-Construction Activities

Complete 2016-2018 2016-2018
Construction 2015-2023 2018-2024 2018-2024
Operations 2023 2024* 2024*

*Metro's goal is to complete the entire Purple Line Extension by 2024 if federal matching funds for Section 3 are secured.

Metro is pursuing alternate funding scenarios that would accelerate subway construction. This chart will be updated as new information becomes available.

5. Will the lawsuits filed by the City of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Unified School District impact the schedule for completion of the subway?

Metro does not anticipate that the current lawsuits will have any effect on the schedule for Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension or the subsequent sections.

6. Is Metro able to do any work in sections two or three of the Purple Line Extension to prepare for eventual construction in those areas?

In January 2013, the Metro Board of Directors authorized that work continue to complete Advance Preliminary Engineering for Section 2 that extends the subway farther west from La Cienega to Century City. This is intended to allow for continuity of key engineering staff needed to complete solicitation packages to select a Design/Build contractor for that portion of the Purple Line Extension when funding becomes available.

7. Does the Measure R Project Finance Acceleration Plan that was recently adopted by the Metro Board of Directors allow Sections 2 or 3 of the Purple Line Extension to be built any sooner than the schedule shown in Question 4?

Measure R provides funding to various projects throughout the County over 30 years. Metro is continuing to pursue a variety of strategies that would accelerate the completion of projects funded in the second and third decades of Measure R including Sections 2 and 3 of the Purple Line Extension. The Acceleration Plan approved by the Metro Board of Directors in June 2013 is intended to keep these projects ready to move forward should funding become available. At this point, it does not however change the current schedule for completion of Sections 2 and 3 of the subway. Nor does it change the schedule of when Metro would begin pre-construction activities, including utility relocation or appraisals and acquisition of properties for those sections of the subway. See question 10 for more information on Measure R.

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Cost & Funding

8. What will the project cost and how is it funded?

The total project is forecast to cost $6.3 billion based on the three-phase scenario and schedule shown in the chart in Question 4.  About three-fourths of those funds are generated locally from Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008.  Metro is seeking the remainder in federal matching funds through the New Starts Program. Metro is pursuing alternate funding scenarios that would accelerate subway construction possibly allowing the entire nine-mile project to be built at a reduced cost and opened sooner.

9. What is the status of the federal funding for the Purple Line Extension?

In May 2014, Metro secured a Full Funding Grant Agreement for the first section of the Purple Line Extension from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The federal funding combined with the local funds provided by Measure R, has provided sufficient funds to begin construction of Section 1 of the extension.

10. What is Measure R?

Measure R is the half-cent sales tax that was approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. The funds are being collected over 30 years for transportation purposes including several new transit and highway projects around the County, as well as bus and rail operations. Measure R also provides funding to cities in Los Angeles County for transportation purposes.

The Purple Line Extension is one of the transit projects specifically included in Measure R. The 30-year Measure R funding schedule for this project allows it to be built in three phases according to the schedule shown in Question 4.

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Ridership & Travel Time

11. How many people will ride the Purple Line Extension?

Based on the analysis conducted during the Final EIS/EIR, the Purple Line Extension to the Westwood/VA Hospital station will generate about 49,300 daily weekday boardings at the seven new stations. Using a different measure, there will be about 78,000 new daily trips on the full Metro Rail System as a result of opening this line.

12. How often will the trains run?

During peak periods, trains are expected to run every four minutes. During off-peak periods, they are expected to run every 10 minutes.

13. How long will it take to travel to the Westside on the subway from various destinations around LA County?

It is projected to take about 25 minutes to travel between downtown Los Angeles and Westwood on the subway. See the chart below for travel times from other areas around the County.

Travel between Westwood and downtown Los Angeles will take 25 minutes when the Purple Line Extension is complete. This chart also shows travel times between Westwood and other areas of Los Angeles County.

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Stations

14. Where will the stations and station entrances be located?

The full nine-mile extension of the Purple Line includes seven new stations. Each is shown below along with the entrance location(s). Metro will fund one full entrance at six of the seven stations. Metro will fund two full entrances at the Westwood/UCLA station due to the high number of boardings anticipated there. A full entrance contains two escalators, two elevators and stairs.

Station

Approved Metro-Funded Entrance Location(s)

Wilshire/La Brea

Northwest corner of Wilshire/La Brea

Wilshire/Fairfax

Southeast corner of Wilshire/Orange Grove

Wilshire/La Cienega

Northeast corner of Wilshire/La Cienega

Wilshire/Rodeo

Southwest corner of Wilshire/Reeves

Century City

Preferred location at northeast corner of Constellation/Avenue of Stars;
Alternate location at southwest corner of Constellation/Avenue of Stars.

Westwood/UCLA

One entrance on UCLA Lot 36 near northwest corner of Wilshire/Gayley; and, One split entrance on northwest and southwest corners of Wilshire/ Westwood Blvd.

Westwood/VA Hospital

Southeast corner Wilshire/Bonsall

15. Could there be additional entrances added to the stations? How could that happen?

All of the stations are being designed to provide for additional entrances either at the time of initial construction or at a later date. New entrances could be included if additional funding can be secured. At two locations so far, adjacent property owners have expressed interest in working with Metro to provide and fund additional entrances. They are:

Wilshire/Fairfax : The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has indicated an interest in providing a station entrance on the north side of Wilshire Boulevard directly across from the one planned for the northeast corner of Wilshire and Orange Grove.

Century City : In the event that a primary station entrance on the northeast corner of Constellation/Avenue of the Stars is not deemed feasible because of changes in conditions to that property as it is developed, an alternate site has been identified on the southwest corner on the Century Plaza Hotel property. The Century Plaza Hotel has committed in their development agreement with the City of Los Angeles to work with Metro for a possible subway entrance on their property if necessary. Westfield has also indicated an interest in providing a station entrance with a direct connection to their Century City Shopping Center.

Conversations with these entities are ongoing and it is still too early to say whether or not the additional entrances will be able to be built.

16. How big are the stations?

Each station is essentially like a multi-story underground building on its side. The station boxes are approximately 800-1,000 feet long and 70 feet wide. Every station will incorporate a lower-level platform that is 450 feet long where passengers will board the train, and an upper-level concourse for ticketing. Other space is needed to accommodate various station equipment rooms for power, ventilation, and communications. Station boxes are longer where cross-over tracks are required. See our Station Fact Sheet and our Construction Fact Sheet for more information.

17. What will the stations look like?

Metro’s new stations will be designed and built based on the latest knowledge about building transit systems around the world, and from recent local experience. Metro is working to design stations that are user-friendly, easily recognized as part of the Metro system, efficient, durable, have world-class architectural quality, and perform well. The mission and goals of this effort are to:

  • Improve the convenience of Metro’s rail system through station designs that are more user-friendly;
  • Improve the maintainability of the stations by employing a toolkit of more standardized design elements and materials; and,
  • Raise the bar of station design to keep pace with other world-class systems.

18. Will there be art at the stations?

Metro commissions artists to create engaging and thought-provoking artworks to make the transit journey more inviting and pleasurable. Public art is incorporated into all Metro stations, weaving a multi-layered tapestry that mirrors Los Angeles County’s rich contemporary and popular cultures. As station design advances, Metro will identify artwork locations and orchestrate artist selection. Artists are selected through a peer review process, with community input. All artworks are created especially for their transit-related sites.

The goal of the art program is to:

  • Provide a world class art program that enriches the Metro transit environment;
  • Transform and enhance the customer’s journey;
  • Strengthen Metro’s ties with the communities it serves and add to their artistic vibrancy;
  • Champion contemporary artworks by established and emerging artists created specifically for these transit sites; and,
  • Create artworks that are safe, durable and easily maintainable to ensure their permanence as cultural landmarks.

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Before Construction Begins

19. What are the next steps in the process before construction begins?

Construction for the first section of the project is scheduled to begin in 2015. Until then, various pre-construction activities will occur. These include:

  • Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA): Metro received federal matching funds through the Federal New Starts Program.
  • Develop location-specific construction mitigations: Metro is working with the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, and the community to develop the details of construction mitigations outlined in the Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Plan (MMRP) in the Final EIS/EIR .
  • Real estate appraisals & acquisitions: The Final EIS/EIR identified properties needed for construction and operation of the project. These are generally where property is required temporarily for construction staging for the stations and for permanent station entrances. See question 20 and our Construction Fact Sheet and our Property Acquisition Fact Sheet for more information.
  • Pre-construction surveys: Metro is currently compiling extensive information about the properties, structures and businesses located near construction sites and above tunnels in the first section of the subway.
  • Community outreach: Community outreach will continue to keep stakeholders informed and up to date with project information.
  • Relocation office: Metro will open a Relocation Office near the project alignment. Notices will be sent to tenants advising them of opening.
  • Continue field testing: Metro has continued field testing in the first section of the subway similar to work that was done for technical studies during the environmental analysis. Communities closest to the work locations are being informed.
  • Utility Relocation: Prior to the start of construction, any utilities which could be impacted by tunnel or station construction in the first section of the subway are being relocated to ensure continued service. Communities closest to the work locations are being informed. See question 18 and our Advanced Utility Relocation and Exploratory Shaft Fact Sheet for more information.
  • Paleontological resource removal and soils testing: Metro contractors have finished construction on an exploratory shaft on the southwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Ogden Drive, near the La Brea Tar Pits where there are higher levels of tar sands and geologic conditions that are expected to contain fossils. The exploratory shaft has provided better evaluation of the unique ground conditions in this area and provided information that will be used for the final design of the Wilshire/Fairfax station. See question 19 and our Advanced Utility Relocation and Exploratory Shaft Fact Sheet for more information.

20. Tell me more about the utility relocation work that will occur during the pre-construction period.

Facilities for various utilities run beneath city streets. This can include service for electricity, water, gas, telecommunications, cable, etc. Relocating utilities is an expected and important step in preparing for subway construction. Since stations are built by excavating from the ground down, utility relocation is typically needed at the station locations. The tunnels between the stations are bored with little if any surface disruption, typically below the level of the utilities. The utility companies or Metro contractors will be working to relocate utilities in order to avoid service disruptions to customers. Communities located closest to the utility relocation work will continue to be notified in advance when this work will occur. See our Advanced Utility Relocation and Exploratory Shaft Fact Sheet for more information.

21. What is the purpose of the exploratory shaft near Fairfax and what will that work entail?

Metro contractors constructed an exploratory shaft to further assess ground conditions for the future Wilshire/Fairfax Station. Located on the southwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Ogden Drive, the shaft will provide additional information about earth pressure and gas conditions to gain a better understanding of the unique ground conditions that Metro will encounter building the subway tunnels and station in the vicinity of the La Brea Tar Pits. This information will build upon data gathered during the environmental analysis for the project. In March 2014, the excavation of the 40 x 20 x 75 feet deep shaft was completed and Metro contractors began monitoring the ground conditions the following month. In September 2014, the shaft was filled in and restored and the Design-Builder is scheduled to take ownership of the site for a staging yard in early 2015. See our Advanced Utility Relocation and Exploratory Shaft Fact Sheet for more information.

Since the work is near the La Brea Tar Pits, there was a possibility that fossil deposits will be encountered. There was a paleontologist on-call at all times and on-site during shaft excavation in the fossil-bearing layers of earth. All fossil discoveries were carefully removed and turned over to the George C. Page Museum. Removal methods were pre-approved by the Page Museum staff.

22. When will Metro start negotiating with property owners for subsurface easements, or buying or leasing property for station entrances and construction areas?

Now that the project has received a federal Record of Decision (ROD), Metro’s Real Estate Department has begun acquiring the properties and underground easements needed for the first section of the subway. See Question 4 for the anticipated timing of pre-construction activities for the other sections of the subway.

Metro is required by State and Federal law to provide just compensation to property owners for the purchase or use of their property, including temporary and permanent easements. Just compensation is defined as the fair market value of the property or easement as determined by an independent real estate property appraiser. Prior to making an offer, Metro obtains an independent appraisal for each property that considers a variety of factors including location, size, the highest and best use of the property consistent with current zoning, the impact of the subway on future development potential, the depth of the tunnels below the surface, and other factors.

Metro will seek to reach a negotiated agreement with a property owner wherever possible. Ample time will be allowed for the property owner to obtain their own appraisal and for negotiations. If a negotiated agreement cannot be accomplished, Metro may exercise its power of eminent domain to acquire the property as a last resort.

Metro’s Real Estate Department will open a Relocation Office near the project alignment. Notices will be sent to tenants advising them about the opening date.

See our Property Acquisition Fact Sheet for more information.

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Construction, Impacts & Mitigations

23. How will the subway be built?

The tunnels will be bored below ground using pressurized, closed-face tunnel boring machines (TBMs). This method represents a significant improvement in tunneling in the  25 years since Metro began underground rail construction. This is the technology that was used very successfully for the tunnels on the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension that opened in 2009.  Stations are built by excavating from the ground down, and most of the station construction activity occurs under concrete street decking so traffic can continue to flow above the construction site. See our Construction Fact Sheet for more information.

24. What kind of impacts will there be from construction of the Purple Line Extension?

There is no way to build the subway without some impact. Between stations, tunneling will have little if any impact on the surface. Most of the impacts will be concentrated at the station locations with the greatest impacts occurring at the beginning and end of station construction. In station areas, detours and temporary lane closures will be required for initial station excavation and to install the concrete street decking. These same measures will be required toward the end of station construction to remove the decking and reconstruct the street. In the approximately five years in between, while the station is being constructed under the decking, impact to surface street traffic will largely be limited to trucks hauling construction materials and excavated soil on designated haul routes. Other impacts at construction sites could be:

  • Noise, dust, vibration or the visual appearance at construction sites;
  • Noise and vibration from below ground construction activities; or
  • Impacts to merchants near construction sites. See our Construction Fact Sheet for more information.

25. What steps will be taken to reduce impacts of construction?

There is, of course, no way to construct a major infrastructure project without any impacts. As part of the Final EIS/EIR , Metro produced a Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Plan that outlines the steps that will be used to avoid or reduce significant impacts of project construction. Metro will work to minimize impacts on businesses, residents and property owners, as well as other project stakeholders. Mitigation measures might include setting construction times to reduce specific impacts or shorten the overall duration of certain construction activities, fencing and sound walls around staging areas, locating earth removal locations near major streets and freeways, specifying haul routes, etc. Improved communications, including signage and advertising, are typically employed to help maintain access and encourage ongoing patronage to businesses. In addition, Metro has established procedures to document existing conditions at properties along the subway construction alignment in advance of construction to accurately assess and address any damage claims that may arise. These will be implemented by Metro’s contractors. Metro has been working with the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills on mitigation efforts and has community outreach staff available during construction to respond to any issues that may arise.

26. Will I be impacted by subway construction if the tunnels run beneath my property?

The extension of the Purple Line will operate mostly under Wilshire Boulevard – however, there are segments where this is not possible. In the second section of the subway, the tunnel will need to pass below homes and businesses in southwest Beverly Hills as well as below a small portion of Beverly Hills High School in order to reach the Century City station. For the third section of the subway, the tunnel will also have to travel beneath residential and commercial property between Century City and Westwood. The tunnels are generally 50 - 70 feet deep though in some areas extend to depths of greater than 100 feet.

Few if any surface impacts are anticipated from tunnel construction between the stations. Unlike the stations which are excavated from the surface, tunnels are bored completely below ground utilizing the latest tunneling technology. See question 21 and our Construction Fact Sheet for more information.

27. What about once the subway is operating? Will I be able hear or feel the trains if my property is directly above the tunnels?

In most areas, the depth of the tunnels and soil conditions will make the noise and vibration undetectable at the surface.  The Final EIS/EIR found that there were only three locations where noise and vibration from subway operations would exceed thresholds established by the FTA and that these impacts could be fully mitigated. One of these is an apartment building near La Brea. The other two are theaters – specifically the Wilshire/Ebell Theater near Crenshaw Boulevard and the Saban Theater near La Cienega. There are specific federal noise and vibration thresholds for theaters. Appropriate mitigation measures will be included in the tunnel trackwork design to mitigate any impacts to these properties. No other properties are expected to have ongoing noise or vibration impacts that require mitigation. Metro’s subway tunnels today have been in operation for more than 15 years and pass beneath numerous properties. Metro has not received any complaints from those living or working above the tunnels or stations.

28. Where will the earth removal occur and what haul routes will be used to dispose of the material?

Earth from station excavation will be removed at each of the station sites. Earth that is excavated for the tunnels between the stations using the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will be removed at three locations – Wilshire/La Brea, Century City and the Westwood/VA Hospital. These are also the locations where the TBMs are planned to be lowered into the ground and launched.  The proposed truck haul routes for earth removal identified in the Final EIS/EIR are conceptual and may be updated and revised once a construction contractor has been selected and additional information, such as construction sequencing, is finalized. In addition, the proposed routes will be subject to the approval of Metro and appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies. As much as possible, haul routes are planned for major thoroughfares and freeways, and to avoid residential areas. To minimize peak-period traffic disruption, haul truck activity is anticipated to take place during off- peak and nighttime periods. See Chapter 3 of the Final EIS/EIR for more information.

29. What will happen to the properties Metro uses for construction staging sites once the subway is built?

If Metro has leased the property, it will be returned to the owner following completion of construction. If Metro is the owner of the property and has no further need for it, the land may either be sold or made available for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in partnership with Metro. If a TOD project is feasible, Metro will typically issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking development proposals for the particular property. Through a competitive process, Metro would select what it feels is the best development option for the site that will also generate revenue to offset subway construction and operation expenses. In all cases, any future development of these properties would be subject to local planning and approval processes.

The W Hotel in Hollywood was built above the entrance to the Hollywood/Vine Metro Red Line station after the subway opened.

30. I understand Metro is using a “design-build” method in contracting for subway construction. Can you explain what this means?

Design-Build refers to a project delivery method in which the designer is an integral part of the construction contractor’s team, performing final design from preliminary engineering that is provided by Metro. This method differs from the Design-Bid-Build project delivery method in which the owner (Metro) retains a designer to produce a final design that is then solicited for construction bids. The advantage to Design-Build is that it gives the Design-Builder the opportunity to provide innovative and more cost-effective design solutions with the potential of cost and schedule savings.

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Safety

31. What precautions will be taken to ensure tunnel and station safety in areas with gassy soil?

Safety, both during construction and eventual operations, is Metro’s highest priority. It was one of the key evaluation criteria used throughout subway planning.

Subway tunnels will be built through the use of closed-face, pressurized tunnel boring machines (TBMs). During construction, these pressure-face TBMs reduce gas exposure for workers and the public, while gassy soil and tar sands are treated and disposed of appropriately. Enhanced ventilation systems will be used where necessary to ensure tunnel and station safety and, if necessary, double gaskets for the tunnel lining or other measures may also be installed.

Where needed, tunnels and stations will be built to provide a redundant protection system against gas intrusion. This might include:

  • Physical barriers to keep gas out of the tunnels
  • High volume ventilation systems
  • Gas detection systems with alarms
  • Emergency ventilation triggered by the gas detection systems.

During construction and operations, safety codes require rigorous and continuous gas monitoring, alarms, automatic equipment shut-off and additional personnel training.

32. How can subways be built and operate safely in an area with earthquake faults?

Many underground facilities – subway tunnels, sewers, storm drains, and buildings with deep basements and underground parking garages – have been built in Los Angeles and throughout California near active fault zones. California has some of the strictest building standards when it comes to designing infrastructure to withstand earthquakes.

One of the initial steps in planning the subway was to identify fault zones located in the area and understand their characteristics. The goal in planning the subway is to avoid fault zones if possible. If that is not possible, then every effort is made to minimize exposure by crossing the fault zone(s) in a perpendicular orientation. Various special engineering techniques are employed in fault zones to reduce risk, limit damage that may occur, and allow for a swift return to regular operations should a seismic event take place. These techniques include constructing larger diameter tunnels such as those built for the Metro Red Line between the Hollywood/Highland and Universal City Stations, or utilizing secondary or enhanced tunnel linings, and other measures to accommodate ground movement in fault zones. No transit agency in North America has knowingly built a subway station within a known active fault zone. In fact, the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project – another Metro project currently under construction – moved the location of its planned La Brea station to avoid having it sit atop the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone.

Metro conducted detailed geotechnical and seismic investigations for the Purple Line Extension and prepared detailed reports of the findings. The results of these studies are contained in Chapter 4 of the Final EIS/EIR . There are also two technical reports, the Tunneling Safety Report and Fault Investigation Report that relate specifically to the findings in the Century City area.

Subways throughout the world have excellent records of withstanding major earthquakes over the last 25 years. Some examples include:

Earthquake

Date

Magnitude

Impact on Subway

Mexico City

1985

8.1

No damage to tunnels. Some power disruption.
Patrons evacuated safely. Used to transport rescue personnel.

Loma Prieta (SF)

1989

6.9

No damage to tunnels. Subway served as lifeline structure.

Northridge

1994

6.7

No damage

Kobe, Japan

1995

7.2

No damage to tunnels. Damage to station and sewer
pipes – attributed to 1962 design with moderate seismic provision

Taipei

2002

6.8

No damage

Chile

2010

8.8

Running next day. Some damage at entrance to
stations

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Miscellaneous

33. How many jobs will this project create?

The Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation issued a report in June 2012 indicating that the construction of the entire nine-mile Purple Line Extension would generate 52,500 jobs within the region.

34. Will the subway ever be extended to the sea?

The currently adopted Long Range Transportation Plan for Los Angeles County commits planned funding to extend the Purple Line to the Westwood/VA Hospital. If new funding sources are identified, Metro could revisit the possibility of extending the line further west.

35. I understand Metro is not planning to add any parking at the stations. How will I be able to use the station near me?

Metro is working to design the stations with improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities, as well as easy transfers to buses and local shuttles that easily connect with other key destinations. It is also anticipated that existing public and private parking facilities in the areas around stations will likely make parking available to subway patrons, particularly if employees in some of the Westside employment areas switch to the subway thereby freeing up a parking space in existing parking facilities. Metro will work with adjacent private parking operators to develop shared parking arrangements.

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Public Involvement

36. Will there be further opportunities for public input on the project?

During the course of pre-construction and construction, the public will be kept apprised of updates to the project. Metro will hold Construction Community Meetings every other month for Section 1 beginning January 2015.

Notices for upcoming meetings will be posted on the Purple Line Extension website under Upcoming Meetings . Metro has a Station Advisory Group for the first section of subway comprised of community representatives from the areas closest to the stations – residents and homeowner associations, neighborhood councils, institutions, businesses, business associations, property owners, etc. Metro will continue to meet with key stakeholders as needed.

37. How can I stay involved?

You can opt-in to receive future updates on the project and meeting notices by visiting the project website, metro.net/purplelineext , and going to Contact Us. You can leave a message for us at the project hotline at 213.922.6934 or purplelineext@metro.net. You can also find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/purplelineext or you can follow us on Twitter Twitter.com/purplelineext .

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