Elsie and Soyeon have arrived: Our 1,000-ton TBMs reach major milestone in L.A.
In Beverly Hills, California the two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) on our Westside Subway Extension Phase 1 (Westside Subway) project have reached Wilshire/La Cienega subway station. Since October 2018, Elsie and Soyeon—our 1,000-ton, 400-foot long TBMs—have excavated miles of soil and rock 70 feet below Los Angeles (LA). This most recent milestone means that construction on the Westside Subway project is now 70 percent complete, with more than 98 percent of tunneling safely completed.
Learn more about this exciting milestone here.
The Westside Subway project is a 3.9-mile underground subway extension project, with three underground stations connecting downtown LA to Beverly Hills. The project runs along the Wilshire Blvd. corridor, through LA’s historical Miracle Mile, passing the LA County Museum of Art, the Petersen Automotive Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits.