When will the Wilshire/Rodeo Station open for subway riders?
Metro is expected to open the Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City/Constellation stations in 2025. The entrance for the Wilshire/Rodeo Station will be at the southwest corner of the Wilshire and Reeves intersection. This site currently serves as the Reeves Staging Yard for Metro and its contractor.
Will there be an entrance to the station closer to Rodeo?
The City will be building a second entrance for the Wilshire/Rodeo Station at the northwest corner of the Wilshire and Beverly intersection. This entrance is referred to as the North Portal and will provide more direct access to and from jobs, stores, and amenities in the Business Triangle.
While the City intends to have the North Portal open at the same time as the Wilshire/Rodeo Station, the opening date depends on grant funding availability and requirements. The design phase of this project is expected to begin in spring/summer 2022.
For more information and documents related to the North Portal project, click on the Related Mobility Projects tab under Additional Information.
What will happen to the Reeves and Canon construction staging yards when the station opens?
The Reeves Yard will become the station entrance for the Wilshire/Rodeo Station (see artist’s rendering at the top of this page). While future development above the entrance is possible, there are no current plans to do so.
Although the Canon Yard was once considered as a possible location for the station’s North Portal, there are no current plans to develop the site.
Will the North Canon Drive closure be permanent?
In September 2019, North Canon Drive was closed and the contractor began the installation of the 20-foot soundwall at Wilshire Boulevard. This was in response to community feedback and to help lessen the impacts of construction. At the time, Beverly Hills City Council had approved the closure for a minimum of two years. On November 7, 2023, City Council approved the North Canon Drive extension for six months until June 2024 and will be brought forth before City Council for future extension approval. Each future extension may be considered up to six months until September 2025 which is when the closure extension expires.
Is it safe to have a subway tunnel under my property?
The future subway will operate mostly under Wilshire Boulevard; however, there are segments where the tunnel passes below homes and businesses in the southwest neighborhood of the City and Beverly Hills High School, as well as between Century City and Westwood.
The subway tunnels are generally 50 to 70 feet below the surface, reaching depths greater than 100 feet in some areas. Few, if any, impacts are expected at the surface from tunnel construction. The tunnels are dug completely underground using the latest tunneling technology. All tunnels are engineered to withstand the weight of soil and structures, as well as potential seismic activity.
Tunneling from Century City to the Wilshire/Rodeo Station was completed in January 2022. On February 1, 2023, tunneling along Wilshire Boulevard to the Wilshire/La Cienega Station was completed.
Will there be any art incorporated into the Wilshire/Rodeo Station?
As part of the Purple (D Line) Extension project, the Metro Art Department selects artists to develop unique artworks for each of the future subway stations. The City of Beverly Hills – Arts & Cultural Commission is involved in the artist selection process for the Wilshire/La Cienega and Wilshire/Rodeo stations.
The following artists are commissioned to work on the station entrance and platform.
- Meleko Mokgosi is an artist, Associate Professor at the Yale School of Art, and co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program in Ne York City. His large-scale paintings use history painting and cinematic tropes to highlight political themes is African history.
- Rigo 23 is an artist whose work has been exhibited internationally for over 20 years. His paintings, murals, tile work, and sculptures are meant to encourage public discussion about one's relationship in the community, role in public policy, and place on the planet.
- Devon Tsuno is an artist, co/director and founder of the PRAXIS program at California State University , Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), and an Assistant Professor at CSUDH. He specializes in spray paint and acrylic paintings that highlight Japanese American history within Southern California.
For their upcoming work, visit the Metro Art website for the Purple (D) Line Extension Transit Project.