The Sunset Strip Beautification Project continues to make progress daily and gets closer to The Strip becoming a lean, mean driving (and walking) machine. This week crews will continue to work on replacing bus pads and cleaning and repairing the sidewalks.
The remaining bus pad construction on Sunset Boulevard will be done this week and next. While the concrete is hardening, no vehicles will be allowed to drive on the bus pad areas. Because of this, traffic will be reduced down to one lane 24 hours a day for the entire week (reopening for the weekend). The City is constructing all bus pads in the same direction during the same week to mitigate the impact to the community. The City also made adjustments to have concrete harden faster to allow for traffic to drive on it sooner. The lanes are expected to be reopened to traffic at the end of each week. Commuters are encouraged to plan for extra time to get through the area. Lane closures include:
WESTBOUND DIRECTION: APRIL 12-16, Monday – Friday
Bus pads will be constructed at the following four intersections with Sunset Boulevard: 1. Doheny Drive; 2. Doheny Road/Cory Avenue; 3. Clark Street/San Vicente Avenue; 4. Sunset Plaza Drive. Closure will be on the north side of the street.
EASTBOUND DIRECTION: APRIL 19-23, Monday – Friday
Bus pads will be constructed at the following five intersections with Sunset Boulevard: 1. Doheny Drive; 2. Doheny Road/Cory Avenue; 3. Hammond Street; 4.Clark Street/San Vicente Avenue; 5. Holloway Drive/Horn Avenue/Palm Avenue. Lane closure will be on the south side of the street.
The contractor will continue to fix and repair sidewalks in areas near the bus pad construction. Since the lane is already closed in that area, crews will use the opportunity to fix as much as they can in the area to lessen the impact to the community.
The project also includes pressure washing the sidewalks. This will also be done at night/early morning from 3 a.m. – 9 a.m. when there are hardly any people on the sidewalks. The pressure washing will continue block by block. During the daytime crews will scrape gum off the sidewalks.
There will be some repairs of localized areas of pavement that need to be fully removed and replaced. Each are typically finished within the day.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during the construction and temporary lane closures. Please remember that all businesses are open during normal business hours.
For more information on the project visit www.weho.org/sunsetproject.
Photo: Before and after images of Sunset Boulevard near The Comedy Store. Phase I of the Beautification Project, from Havenhurst to La Cienega, is complete and includes a repaved boulevard, sidewalk and crosswalk enhancements and flowering trees.