Above is the PowerPoint from tonight’s community meeting for the Purple Line Extension project. The meeting covered the first 3.9-mile segment of the project, which will be built over the next decade and include three new stations at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega. Utility relocations are underway with more work to continue in 2014. Major construction is scheduled to begin in 2014; work on the La Brea station will start in the latter half of the year.
Please take the time to scroll through the presentation. A lot of topics are covered, including how Metro will work with businesses and homeowners to reduce construction disruptions, hours that construction may be taking place and construction timelines. There are also slides explaining how stations will be excavated and decked to help keep car traffic moving while work continues below ground.
The next big milestone for the project will be the awarding of a construction contract, which is scheduled to happen later this year. Digging will also soon begin on an exploratory shaft that is across the street from LACMA and will provide Metro with data needed to refine station and tunnel design in the area.