BEVERLY HILLS—Construction along Sunset Boulevard is set to begin mid-June in order to improve electrical infrastructure in the Bel Air, Beverly Crest and Westwood neighborhoods.
According to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power data, those neighborhoods have surpassed electrical capacity, as they are currently operating at 120 percent. Since the power lines in those neighborhoods are underground, the LADWP must shut down portions of Sunset Boulevard in order to go underground to add more circuits to the power lines.
Construction is estimated to be completed by summer 2020. There will be two phases of construction: the first phase will be from the 405 East to Bellagio Road in Bel Air. The second phase will transpire between Beverly Glen and Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills. The construction will take up the two middle lanes. There will be one lane of traffic open for motorists traveling east and west on the roads. In an effort to avoid heavy rush hour traffic, construction will begin at 9 a.m. and complete for the day at 3:30 p.m. and all lanes will be fully restored.
The LADWP is still finalizing the start date on the project as they are meeting with UCLA to determine the best start date for construction.