The construction on the Purple Line subway continues, and the next step is going to involve some heavy lifting underground. We've known for a while that in order to do work on the Wilshire/La Brea station, street closures in the area were going to happen, but now we know the details. They're scheduled to start next Friday, June 10, and repeat for 22 weekends after that, says The Source. The work will happen over the weekend only, and there won't be any closures over Labor Day or Fourth of July weekends.
The three-phase closures will affect different intersections around the future station, and will allow for concrete panels to be installed on the street so excavation work can be done after the streets are reopened. The streets will shut down on Friday nights at 8 p.m. and stay closed until 6 a.m. on Mondays.
The breakdown of where the streets are shutting down are and how to get around the closures is illustrated by three maps below, from Metro.
Phase one will bring three weekends of closures to Wilshire from Detroit to La Brea:
Phase two, also three weekends long, will be at the Wilshire and La Brea intersection:
The last and longest phase will shut down Wilshire between La Brea and Highland for a period of sixteen weekends: