Catching up: Metro Breaks Ground for Westside Subway Extension [Video] - Westwood-Century City, CA Patch
, Nov 13
Groundwork preparations began Tuesday for the first of seven new subway stops that will connect downtown Los Angeles to the Westside via an extension of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Purple Line subway.
Utility crews started digging into asphalt to relocate telecommunication lines at Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, where the first new stop is located. Construction on the station itself is slated to start in 2014.
Referring back to Westside Subway Extension of the Metro Purple Line
and its map
2014 to 2023 - W/Western - W/La Brea - W/Fairfax - W/La Cienega
2019 to 2026 - W/La Cienega - W/Rodeo
2025 to 2036 - W/Rodeo - Century City - WW/UCLA - WW/VA Hospital
W - Wilshire, WW - Westwood
There's a rather curious gap between W/Western and W/La Brea.
Looking at other projects, BuildExpo » Construction
features for Phase 2 of the Expo Line
- Construction of Centinela, Sepulveda, National/Palms, and Motor bridges
- Guideway Grading and Excavation on Expo ROW
- Underground utility work and potholing activities are ongoing in Los Angeles and Santa Monica
From east to west:
I-10 -- National Blvd. / Palms Blvd. -- Motor Ave.
Northvale Rd. -- ((Overland Ave.)
Exposition Blvd. -- (Westwood Blvd.) -- Sepulveda Blvd. -- (Sawtelle Blvd.) -- (Pico Blvd.) -- (Barrington Ave.) -- (Bundy Dr.) -- Centinela Ave.
Olympic Blvd., Colorado Ave.: ?
() is a street which may also get a bridge.
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor
- under "Construction Notices", the construction is at utility relocation.
Feds Give Important Green Light to Regional Connector - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News: regional connector,
Metro can now initiate final designs and start negotiations with the FTA to secure matching funds from the federal government. Metro estimates that construction of the 1.9-mile tunnel and three new stations could begin in August 2013. The project could open in 2019 at the soonest.