METRO Updates: Purple Line & Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project

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Section 3 Purple Line Extension Construction Updates

End-wall Piling to begin for Westwood/UCLA Station Spring 2020

Piling is a construction process by which long steel piles are drilled into the soil to form the outlining walls for the underground station box. Each pile is about 90 feet long, and Metro’s contractors will be drilling the piles into the soil, not driving them. Drilling piles is a much quieter process than driving them into the ground. End-wall piling to support tunneling at the Westwood/UCLA station is now scheduled to begin in Spring 2020. The work will be completed in stages.

The general area for the end-wall piling work will be on Wilshire Bl between Gayley Av and Glendon Av. There will be impacts to motorist and pedestrian traffic on Gayley Av and Midvale Av as well as Westwood Bl. To review the draft traffic plans, please click here to view the latest community presentation.

Metro contractors are continuing excavation work to relocate underground water, power, and telecommunications equipment in Westwood. Advanced utility relocation (AUR) is expected to be completed in 2020. The picture below shows street restoration on Wilshire Bl near Westwood Bl post utility relocation.

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Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project: Scheduled METRO Community Meetings & SOHA Community Meeting

METRO will conduct a series of community meetings regarding the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project.

The meeting location convenient for the Westside is on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 6-8 PM at the following address:

St. Paul the Apostle Church

10750 Ohio Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90024

(Presentation will be at 6:30 PM)



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For those interested, the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association (SOHA) will hold a special public meeting on Monday, July 29th, at 7 PM regarding METRO’s plans. Click here to link to post on a BYD Monorail system SOHA wants METRO to consider.