Expect Delays, a Year of Construction Starts Today on Sunset Boulevard - NBC Southern California

Expect Delays, a Year of Construction Starts Today on Sunset Boulevard

Work on Sunset Boulevard between the 405 Freeway and Bellagio Road will begin near the highway and continue east

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    Year-Long Sunset Blvd. Construction Project Begins Tuesday

    The first phase of the project will impact Sunset Blvd. to Bellagio Road. Darsha Philips reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Work on Sunset Boulevard between the 405 Freeway and Bellagio Road will begin near the highway and continue east toward Bellagio

    • Construction hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday

    • Construction is planned in stages of 500 feet at a time

    A yearlong construction project to update aging power lines will begin Tuesday on Sunset Boulevard in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles. 

    Work on Sunset Boulevard between the 405 Freeway and Bellagio Road will begin near the highway and continue east toward Bellagio. Construction is planned in 500-feet increments.

    Sunset Boulevard between South Beverly Glen Boulevard and Carolwood Drive will have construction taking place at the same time as the area between the 405 Freewayto and Bellagio area.

    Construction crews with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will work primarily in the two middle lanes of Sunset. During construction, at least one lane will remain open in each direction. Drivers should use alternate routes to avoid the area during work hours if possible.

    Traffic control officers are planned to be stationed at several points along Sunset to manage traffic flow. Electronic message boards will also be in place throughout the construction zone and adjacent streets.

    UCLA officials said the work may cause travel delays for patients, visitors and staff trying to reach Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the Medical Plaza complex and other UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine facilities in Westwood.

    Construction hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

    The LADWP Bel Air/Sunset Power Project is intended to provide modernized power infrastructure to Bel Air and surrounding areas. The area's aging system, built in the 1930s, has been prone to power outages due to increased demand. The circuits that provide power to those areas are operating at 120 percent over capacity, according to DWP officials.

    This map displays construction planned for Sunset Boulevard in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles.
    Photo credit: LADWP

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