By City News Service
A pair of unrelated construction projects could give motorists crossing sections of West Los Angeles headaches beginning Tuesday, with one of them expected to take three months to complete.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be installing an underground electrical transmission system along Bundy Drive/Centinela Avenue, from just south of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway to Venice Boulevard. Although DWP officials said they do not anticipate any full street closures, various lanes will be blocked between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. DWP officials said at least one lane will be open in each direction at all times.
The work is expected to be completed by March 25, according to the DWP. The construction is part of the larger Scattergood-Olympic Transmission Line Project, which is aimed at reinforcing the Westside power grid, according to the utility. The total project is expected to last 2 1/2 years, with an 11.8- mile high-voltage line stretching between the Scattergood Generating Station in Playa del Rey and a substation in West Los Angeles.
Elsewhere, overnight closures will begin tonight on National Boulevard between Manning Avenue and Exposition Boulevard as work continues on the Metro Expo Line, specifically on the National/Palms bridge.
Motorists on westbound National will be detoured at Bagley Avenue, while drivers on northbound Palms will be detoured at Exposition Boulevard.
The closures will last from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sundays through Fridays until Feb. 6, according to the Exposition Construction Authority. There won't be any lane closures during daytime hours.