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Construction Projects Coming to the Westside


A pair of unrelated construction projects could give some Westside motorists headaches beginning Tuesday, with the work in one case lasting as long as three months.

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 from 9 a.m. to 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 from the Scattergood Generating Station near Playa del Rey to a substation in West Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, overnight closures will begin tomorrow night 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. There won't be any lane closures during daytime hours.


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