Intersection in Century City reopens as Purple (D Line) Extension project makes progress

The view looking west down Constellation Boulevard shows decking on the street.

The intersection of Century Park East (at left) and Constellation with shafts heading into the station site.

Section 2 of the Purple (D Line) Extension reached a significant milestone this week when Metro’s design-build contractor (TPOG) reopened the busy intersection of Constellation Boulevard and Century Park East in Century City.

The intersection had been closed for the past two years while the Century City Station was being excavated, tunnel boring machines lowered into the station box and launched and decking placed over the big hole in the ground so traffic could resume.

The street closure would not have been possible without the support, patience and cooperation of many community stakeholders and businesses along with help from the city of Los Angeles’ Departments of Public Works and Transportation, as well as the office of Fifth District Council Member Paul Koretz.

The nine-mile subway extension is being built in three sections. The first is between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Cienega, the second to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City and the third to the Westwood VA Hospital, including a station at Wilshire and Westwood that will offer access to Westwood Village and UCLA. Below is the map of all three sections.