Travel delays to Westwood likely during subway construction project

Illustration of Metro's purple line subway extension Westwood. Courtesy of Metro.
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(Updated September 2, 2021)

Street lane reductions resulting from Metro’s Purple Line subway extension project may cause delays for travelers trying to reach Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the Medical Plaza complex and other UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine facilities in Westwood.

Patients, visitors, staff and students are encouraged to plan ahead and consider alternate routes.

Two westbound lanes on the north side of Wilshire Boulevard between Westwood Boulevard and Gayley Avenue, and between Gayley and Veteran Avenue, are scheduled to be closed in early September for approximately seven months, Metro says.

Also anticipated are other occasional lane reductions in the same vicinity and occasional closures of 405 Freeway on- and off-ramps at Wilshire during off-peak hours. Sidewalk, crosswalk and turn-lane closures also are planned.

Metro notes that construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change.

Ambulance and other emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

Commuting information is available on the UCLA Transportation website.

Metro Purple Line Extension Resources