We shot these yesterday at Wilshire and La Brea, the site of a future station for the Purple Line Extension subway that is now under construction.
Of the three new stations that are part of the project’s first section — which runs 3.9 miles between the current Wilshire/Western Station and the future Wilshire/La Cienega Station — this one is furthest along with about 70 percent of the soil removed. Excavation of the station box is also underway for the Wilshire/Fairfax station and street decking for Wilshire/La Cienega Station is expected to begin later this year.
The first section of the project is forecasted to open in late 2023. Metro is aiming to complete the second section to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City and the third section to Westwood by 2024 — if federal matching funds can be secured. The project is funded by the Measure R sales tax measure approved by L.A. County voters in 2008 and a federal grant.
There is tons of great info about the Purple Line Extension on the project homepage. Here’s the latest project newsletter. And below is a good construction fact sheet (pdf here):
where is all the contaminated dirt going to and does the city have enough insurance for the illnesses that the workers will have in 10 years?
The photos are fascinating and the fact sheet very well done. Bravo!
R.I.P Overground subway routes.
@Anonymous huh??? No such a thang……….