Metro said it has begun moving underground water, gas, power and telecommunications lines to make way for future subway construction. The agency is also conducting potholing, geotechnical tests, traffic surveys and other preparatory work.

Major construction is slated to begin this spring crews excavate a launch area the TBM at the planned Century City/Constellation Station. Major work at the planned Wilshire/Rodeo Station in Beverly Hills is expected to begin at the end of this year or early 2019.

A joint venture of Tutor Perini O&G, has a USD 1.37bn construction contract to build the second subway section.