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Metro Purple Line construction begins in Westwood

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Purple Line illustration
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Late-evening and early morning commuters will notice a lot of construction around Wilshire and Westwood boulevards as scheduled work begins Monday night on Metro’s Purple Line subway extension, with eight years to go until completion in 2026.

Advance work to relocate utility lines begins at 9 p.m. April 30 on Wilshire Boulevard roughly between Westwood Boulevard and Veteran Avenue, where many Bruins commute and near UCLA’s Wilshire Center, Geffen Academy at UCLA, and Parking Lot 36. During the initial phase of construction, work will run weeknights 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., as well as all weekend from 9 p.m. Fridays through 6 a.m. Mondays. 

With a station planned for Wilshire and Westwood, the Purple Line extension is intended to provide a high-capacity, high speed transit option that would take about 25 minutes between downtown Los Angeles and Westwood Village. Metro has details about the Purple Line project online, along with specific details about plans for Westwood.

For answers to questions regarding commuting or needs for assistance, UCLA staff, faculty and students are encouraged to contact Bruin Commuter Services at transportation@ts.ucla.edu.

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