Purple Line Extension, Section 3 Stations

Project Details


Tutor Perini Civil
Design-Build Contractor
Contract Amount: $1.4 Billion

Fisk Electric Company
Electrical Subcontractor
Contract Amount: $179 Million

Desert Mechanical Inc.
Mechanical Subcontractor
Contract Amount: $30 Million

Becho, Inc.
Support of Excavation Subcontractor
Contract Amount: $28 Million

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Los Angeles, CA

STV Incorporated


Project Description

The last section of the Purple Line Extension will add two additional stations at Wilshire/Westwood and on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs property. Tutor Perini is also the Design-Build Contractor for the Purple Line Extension Section 3 Tunnels contract which will add 2.56 miles of new rail to the Purple Line. 

The Westwood/UCLA station will be located under Wilshire Boulevard between Veteran Avenue and Westwood Boulevard. The Westwood/VA Hospital station, including two crossovers, will be located to the west of the I‐405 Freeway and south of Wilshire Boulevard and will include a pedestrian bridge to the south of Wilshire. 

Both stations will be constructed of cast-in-place concrete in a subterranean environment in the middle of major urban shopping districts and commercial city streets. Tutor Perini will design not only the major support-of-excavation (SOE) down to a depth of up to 100 vertical feet below street level but also temporary traffic decking system to carry vehicular traffic over the station's box cavities during construction.


Purple Line Extension, Section 2
Purple Line Extension, Section 3 Tunnels

Photo Credits: LACMTA