Three-Month Construction Project on Critical New Power Line in West Los Angeles May Cause Traffic Delays along Bundy Drive
Lane Closures Expected on Bundy Drive and Pearl Street Starting May 2
Lane Closures to Continue Progressively South to Centinela Avenue and then to Culver Boulevard as Project Advances
|LOS ANGELES— Construction-related lane closures will begin Monday, May 2 on South Bundy Drive near the intersection of Pearl Street due to the replacement of a critical underground electrical transmission system designed to improve power reliability in the communities of Playa del Rey, Westchester, Marina del Rey, and West Los Angeles.
Traffic along Bundy Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction during construction hours, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and are expected to last for three months. The work will take place along Bundy Drive, and continue south on Centinela Avenue to Culver Boulevard. Commuters are advised to expect delays during construction and take alternative routes.
Traffic controls, including barricades and flag personnel, will be in place as needed throughout the construction period.
Construction is part of the Scattergood-Olympic Transmission Line project, a new 230-kV underground electrical transmission system needed to reinforce and increase electrical capacity of the existing transmission system which is over 40 years old and critically undersized. The 11.8 mile high-voltage line is a critical connector that conveys power from the Scattergood Generating Station in Playa del Rey to a highly populated western portion of Los Angeles.
Work on installing the line began in summer 2013 in Playa del Rey, and is expected to be completed in January 2017.
LADWP thanks motorists and the local community for their patience. We will continue to inform the community of construction progress and issue traffic advisories as needed throughout the project. Follow @LADWP on Twitter for the latest update.
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