BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills announced that Loma Vista Drive will undergo brief closures on the mornings of April 17 and April 20 due to court-ordered road testing. Recent truck accidents on Loma Vista Drive brought up safety concerns and was the cause for the mandate.
The Beverly Hills Police Department will have staff on site during the testing and will be overseeing the traffic and access. According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, the street must be completely closed while the test vehicles are in operation, but officers will do their best to keep these closures to a minimum and allow local residents to exit and return to their homes as quickly as possible.
The testing will be broken up in two different days and two different entities will be tested. On Sunday, April 17, the testing will consist of a vehicle, similar to a Google Earth car, driving up and down the street doing a 3D scan of the existing terrain. The scanning will begin at the top of Loma Vista Drive at 6:30 a.m. and will finish by 10:30 a.m.
On Wednesday, April 20, the testing will consist of a concrete truck driving up and down Loma Vista Drive, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At this time, all testing will be completed.
The city is thankful to residents for understanding the importance of the situation and apologizes for any inconveniences that the road closure may cause.