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LA Metro Breaks Ground for Subway Extension

Representatives of Los Angeles Metro and local, state and federal officials recently broke ground on the second section of the Metro Purple Line Extension Project, which ultimately will add 2.6 miles of subway to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City.

Metro plans to launch major construction in the spring, when work crews create a launch area for a tunnel boring machine at the planned Century City/Constellation Station, followed by major work at the planned Wilshire/Rodeo Station in Beverly Hills beginning late this year or early in 2019.

The complete Purple Line, being built in three sections, will cover approximately nine miles and add seven new stations. The first section, already under construction, is scheduled for completion in 2023 and pre-construction activities for the third and final section will begin later this year. Sections 1 and 2 are funded primarily by Measure R, the sales tax Los Angeles County voters approved in 2008, and with a pair of federal grants; Metro is currently working to secure federal funds for Section 3.

Stakeholders break ground for the second section of the Metro Purple Line Extension Project.

Photo by Dave Sotero/Los Angeles Metro

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