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Purple Line subway extension to Century City gets green light to move forward

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Major construction will begin next year

There was no big showy shovels-in-the-dirt ceremony for it, but the next phase of the Purple Line extension has hit a milestone, says The Source.

Tutor Perini/O & G, the contractors working to build the the second section of the extension, have been given an official “notice to proceed,” allowing them to begin work on Beverly Hills’s Wilshire/Rodeo station and the Century City/Constellation station.

The Source says that major construction will begin next year. (Pre-construction has been underway and will continue through the year.)

Metro’s hoping to finish this leg of the extension and a third one to Westwood by 2024, so it would be in service for the 2024 Olympics, if they’re awarded to Los Angeles.

Site maps for the Century City and Beverly Hills stations show where subway riders will eventually be able to access the subway and how the future stations will fit into the existing landscape.

The first leg of the Purple Line extension, which will bring three stations at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, and Wilshire/La Cienega, is already underway and the construction has been turning up its fair share of fossils.

Via Metro