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Excavation and support of cross passages on Westside 1

Jeff Brandt, Kerwin Hirro, Peter Dietrich, Norbert Fuegenschuh, Mike Cole and Joseph DeMello

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LA Metro) Purple Line Extension will add nearly 15 km (9 miles) of underground heavy rail to the Los Angeles Metro Rail System. The project is broken up into three different sections and upon their completion will connect the existing Wilshire/Western Station in Koreatown to the Veterans Administration hospital in Santa Monica, CA and include the addition of seven more subway stations. The goal is for all three sections to be fully operational prior to the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

LA Metro’s Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension is a $1.6 billion, design-build contract in partnership with a joint venture of Skan...

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