Fresh pics: last weekend’s decking work for Wilshire/La Brea Purple Line subway station

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One weekend down, 21 weekends to go! The first of 22 weekend closures for construction of the Wilshire/La Brea Station occurred last weekend.

The work involves installing decking so that traffic can continue roll along Wilshire while excavation of the station continues below. More about the 22 weekend closures here.

The first section of the Purple Line Extension will take the subway from its current terminus at Wilshire/Western to Wilshire/La Cienega with three new stations — at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega. The project is funded largely by the Measure R half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2008 and a federal grant. The potential ballot measure that Metro is considering would accelerate the Purple Line’s completion to Westwood with a target completion of 2024-2026.

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  1. Seeing the diagrams over the years of how this would work have always been fascinating. But Heysoo Kristo, I had no idea the impacts. I lived nowhere near the original Red Line construction and extensions, so the line just existed to me by the time I branched off my normal Blue and Greeline rides as a teen. Good that its getting done though; finally!

    I thought also, I wonder how many rides it will take me to gain back the time I lose riding the 720 up 3rd st. Lol!

  2. Does the lack of current funding partnered with the ongoing legal battle with Beverly Hills make the possibility of the Westwood terminus by the 2024 Olympics an absolute no now?

  3. Surrounded by pilings, reinforced concrete, and grouted soil, the tunnels will be the safest places to be during The Big One.