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Miracle Mile Freaking Over Possible 24-Hour Subway Work

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Before you judge too harshly, remember the Miracle Mile Residential Association fully supports the Purple Line subway extension, they just don't want to be inconvenienced by its construction at all. Metro has made a request to the LAPD for the right to work on the line round-the-clock for two periods seven years apart. The MMRA has already started a petition against the request and gone to the cops saying this cannot happen, claiming it will be nine years of hell, even though the 24-hour activity would only happen during two periods, one in 2015 and one in 2021 (specifically it's for concrete decking and street reconstruction, which are necessary to build the stations under Wilshire and then rebuild the boulevard when done). Metro's Dave Sotero told NBC News that even if Metro gets the round-the-clock exemptions they would "precisely orchestrate the work so we're going to have as little impact as possible." Councilmember Tom LaBonge says he supports the 24-hour option, which must piss off the MMRA royally.

· Construction Concerns Over LA Subway Construction [NBC4]
· Purple Line Extension [Curbed LA]