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Metro to Conduct Seismic Tests for Subway in Century City, Westwood

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Next week, Metro will begin doing seismic tests in some Westside neighborhoods as they prepare to build the "Subway to the Sea" project, reports the agency's blog. Work will begin Monday and last for four nights.

"Data gathered from these investigations is part of the necessary environmental work to identify the best locations of subway tunnels and stations in the area," explained Metro CEO Art Leahy in a memo to staff. "This work must be conducted at night to minimize interference from traffic vibrations and reduce potential traffic disruptions along heavily traveled Santa Monica Boulevard. Any disturbance experienced by area residents should be minimal and for a very brief duration."

Under the current plan, the subway would open in 2019... with stops only extending from Western to Fairfax..