Officials plan to break ground Friday on the second section of the Metro Purple Line Extension Project, which will bring subway service to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City.
The first section of the extension is under construction between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Cienega, while the second section will run 2.6 miles further with two new stations at Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City. The third section once completed will run to Westwood.
Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other elected officials are set to take part in the ceremony at 11:15 a.m. at 10131 Constellation Blvd.
Metro said it has already secured a construction contractor and will apply $1.5 billion in federal grants and loans to build the section of the extension at a total cost of around $2.5 billion.
The two new stations are expected to open by 2026.
—City News Service
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