Purple Line Extension

The Purple Line Subway Extension project started as an Alternative Analysis Study to evaluate a variety of options to improve mobility in the Westside of Los Angeles. The alternative selected by Metro was a nine-mile extension of the Purple Line that will add seven new stations at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, Wilshire/La Cienega, Wilshire/Rodeo, Century City, Westwood/UCLA, and Westwood/VA Hospital.

Section 1 is a 3.9-mile-long segment along Miracle Mile to Wilshire and La Cienega boulevards and includes the construction of three stations. Construction began in 2015 and substantial completion is expected in 2023.

KKCS has been involved from the Alternative Analysis Phase of the entire alignment and currently during construction of Section 1. During the Alternative Analysis Phase, KKCS provided estimating and scheduling services including preparing a Capital Cost Methodology Report that addressed the methodology for estimating various project alternatives including light rail, heavy rail, bus rapid transit, and no build options. During the Preliminary Engineering Phase, KKCS provided cost and resource control, scheduling, cost estimating, specification review, and AutoCAD services. As a member of the construction management team, KKCS is providing project controls, document control, and utility inspection services.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Los Angeles, CA

Project Value
$6.3 billion

Services Provided
Cost Estimating
Document Control
Project Controls
Utility Inspection