BEVERLY HILLS—Beginning Monday, January 7, construction for the Metro Purple Line Extension will impact streets and sidewalks in Beverly Hills. The construction is scheduled to last through Friday, January 11.
The Purple Line Extension will allow for easier commuting between downtown Los Angeles and the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, and Westwood, as well as the UCLA campus and the VA Hospital. The current extension at Wilshire/Western will extend westward for nine miles and add seven new stations. According to Metro, travel time is expected to be 25 minutes from downtown Los Angeles to Westwood.
As a result of the extension, Metro is releasing a weekly construction look-ahead for the city of Beverly Hills and the city of Los Angeles. Scheduled construction includes:
- Wilshire Boulevard/Western Avenue were excavation, concrete, and street maintenance will occur
- Wilshire Boulevard/La Brea Avenue, Wilshire/Sycamore will have tunneling preparation and support
- Wilshire Boulevard and side streets between Western Avenue and Fairfax Avenue will have instrumentation, environmental testing, and street maintenance
- Wilshire Boulevard/Fairfax Ave will have excavation and hauling
- Wilshire Boulevard/La Cienega Boulevard will have excavation, hauling, instrumentation, and street restoration occurring
Metro indicated on its website that construction may have relocated “your bus stop, or changed your route. For information changes to Metro service, please call 323.GoMetro or visit: https://www.metro.net/service/advisories/.”
It has been noted by Metro that construction within project staging yards is 24-hours per day and that all work has received the necessary permits required. Access for pedestrians will be maintained outside of the construction zone and all access for emergency responders will be maintained.
For additional information, visit Metro’s information page for the Beverly Hills area.