Above is the latest update on construction of the Purple Line Extension’s first section between Wilshire/Western and the future Wilshire/La Cienega Station in Beverly Hills. There will also be new stations at Wilshire/La Brea and Wilshire/Fairfax, meaning the subway will one day run right up the gut of the Miracle Mile!
In the meantime, decking work continues for the Wilshire/La Brea Station. The decking will allow vehicle traffic to continue flowing on Wilshire Boulevard while the station is excavated underneath. Prep work is beginning for the Wilshire/Fairfax Station. Here a couple pics from work at Wilshire/Fairfax:
Metro is currently working on finalizing the federal portion of the funding for the second section of the project between Wilshire/La Cienega, downtown Beverly Hills (Wilshire/Rodeo) and Century City. Under Measure R — the half-cent sales tax that is providing the local funding for the project — the subway would reach Westwood in 2035. Metro’s Measure M sales tax ballot measure would provide enough funding to accelerate that section to 2024-26 — if approved by voters.
To learn more about Measure M, click here. Measure M would increase the countywide sales tax by a half-cent and continue the Measure R sales tax beyond its mid-2039 expiration date. Click here to learn more about Measure M.
And here’s the Purple Line Extension’s home page on metro.net — with all sorts of great resources for those interested in the project.