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Wilshire Subway Stop Renderings Released by Metro

Rendering of the Wilshire – La Brea stop for the Purple Line extension, courtesy of Metro.

Metro LA has released renderings of the planned “subway to the sea” stops along Wilshire at La Brea, Fairfax and La Cienega, and the designs are open and airy plazas, potentially adding a new modernity to Wilshire Boulevard.

In a public meeting last week in the Miracle Mile, Metro also released additional information on the Westside Subway Extension. The blog-styled, easily readable website from Metro called lays it out if you want more detailed information. Some key points:

  •  Pre-construction will begin this fall, with the first utility relocation, near Wilshire and La Brea starting possibly as soon as November;
  • Work on a 75-foot deep exploratory shaft near Wilshire and Fairfax will begin soon to learn about gas and pressure in the area;
  • The first phase of the almost 4 mile section from Western to La Cienega is expected to be completed by 2023, but could go all the way to Westwood/VA in that time if voters approve Measure J in the next election.
The Fairfax station, set southeast of the corner (actually at Orange Grove) is planned to only have an entrance on the south side of the street, though LACMA may add an entrance from the north, on the LACMA campus.
The La Cienega station is planned for the northeast corner of the intersection, with easy access to Restaurant Row.


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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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