Purple Line Construction to Impact Wilshire Blvd. This Summer

In preparation for the highly anticipated Metro Purple Line Westwood station slated to open in 2027, decking construction will begin over the station box this summer. The work will significantly impact the flow of traffic on Wilshire Boulevard on weekends, as most of the work will be completed in vehicle travel lanes.

Temporary and partial street closures will be implemented on Wilshire Boulevard between Veteran Avenue and Westwood Boulevard beginning July through October 2022. Four stages will take place between 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and 6:00 a.m. on Mondays for 14 weekends. 

Set to begin in early July, stage one will restrict traffic between Westwood Boulevard and Veteran Avenue. Those traveling westbound during construction hours will need to detour via Kinross or Ohio avenues, while eastbound traffic will be maintained.

Once the station box is decked over, construction can continue underground, and traffic will once again flow across all lanes on Wilshire Boulevard.

Please note while this is the most up-to-date and accurate information available, construction is dynamic, and the schedule is subject to change. For more information on Metro’s Purple Line extension or the latest construction impacts, please visit the Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project page.