Learn about the Wilshire Subway on Wednesday

You are invited to attend a community update meeting Wednesday to learn about next steps for the Westside Subway Extension.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the 5th floor Terrace Room of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art West, located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd.

The next phase will extend the Metro Purple Line from the Western/Wilshire Station nearly four miles and add three new stations at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega.  Construction is scheduled to begin in 2014 and be completed for this section by 2022.

If Measure J passes in next month’s election, construction of these stations may be accelerated, with the Wilshire Subway possibly reaching all the way to Westwood by 2023.

Once the Westwood station is open, passengers will be able to travel from there to downtown Los Angeles in 25 minutes, without having to worry about traffic congestion, parking, gas prices, or car pollution.

Wednesday’s meeting will focus on the various pre-construction activities that are anticipated to occur over the next 12 to 18 months.  This includes advanced soils testing in the vicinity of the La Brea Tar Pits, utility relocation, continued engineering and design, and property acquisition.

Residents, businesses and property owners near Wilshire/Western, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega are especially encouraged to attend.  Spanish & Korean interpretation will be provided.

The meeting will include an open house period as well as a formal presentation.  Metro staff and consultants will be available to provide additional information and respond to questions.

Validated vehicle parking is available in the Museum’s underground garage (enter from 6th Street at Ogden).  The location is served by Metro bus lines 20, 217, 720 and 780.

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