Metro Purple Line Extension Construction Monitoring

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When completed in 2026, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) Purple Line Extension will add seven stations along nine miles of new track between Wilshire Boulevard/Western Avenue and Westwood, a segment of which passes through the city of Beverly Hills. While the additional rail line will increase mobility across the region for the long-term, the short-term involves more than a decade-long construction zone for residents and businesses to navigate. To address constituents’ concerns in the city of Beverly Hills, special provisions were outlined in a joint Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Metro and the City of Beverly Hills (City), and related measures detailed in the Mitigation Monitoring Reporting Program (MMRP) described in the project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report.

The MOA between Metro and the City included provisions that an Independent Compliance Monitor (ICM) be retained to ensure conditions of the MOA and MMRP are being met during construction. ESA was selected for this role in 2015 and has since been performing compliance monitoring services, often 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to oversee areas of specific concern to the City, including noise, approved work hours, traffic control, pedestrian access, haul routes,  and parking.

In this unique role as the ICM, ESA’s primary objective is to assist contractors in avoiding noncompliance issues through observation and open communication. We have created a monitoring reporting program specific to the needs of the Purple Line Extension project, which involves identifying/communicating noncompliance concerns; issuing formal violations that result in fines (the amounts of which were previously identified by the MOA); and preparing daily logs and weekly compliance reports. 

Specialized Services

  • Compliance audits and tracking
  • Construction observation and support
  • Monitoring

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