WEST HOLLYWOOD—The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California begun its 10-day inspection project on Monday, January 6, to inspect and maintain the major water pipeline running under Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. The major water pipelines that will receive their routine repair to upgrade associated facilities are located between La Cienega Boulevard and North Harper Avenue.

The inspection project will reach completion on Wednesday, January 15. Traffic control will be implemented through westbound traffic lanes on Sunset Boulevard from Wednesday, January 8 to Friday, January 10, during pipeline maintenance. Motorists are urged to plan ahead and use alternate routes for potential delays.

Parking will be temporarily limited at locations impacted by maintenance work. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted 72 hours in advance in maintenance work areas.

Specific locations include:

  • Sunset Boulevard east of La Cienega Boulevard.
  • Sunset Boulevard west of N. Sweetzer Avenue.
  • Sunset Boulevard west of N. Harper Avenue.

Some pipelines receiving upgrades at their associated facilities are more than 60 years old. The MWDSC temporarily takes pipeline parts out of service to conduct their inspections and perform maintenance that will have the least impact on consumers. Water supply to homes and businesses are not affected.

To safely gain access to many of these facilities, the MWDSC must halt the flow of water and allow the pipeline to empty, while minimizing the amount of water that is discharged. When feasible, the water that is pumped out is discharged into facilities that replenish watersheds and local groundwater supplies. In some isolated situations, water is not able to be captured.

For more details about this project call Rupam Soni, Metropolitan Water District Principal Public Affairs Representative, at (213) 217-7262 or communityrelations@mwdh2o.com.

For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, contact TTY (323) 848-6496.