From Sunday, August 14, 2016 until the end of October 2016, crews will work to install an underground electric utility system so that the power pole-based systems can be removed. This will help to improve and modernize electrical utility systems and will serve to beautify the area in advance of upcoming improvements to West Hollywood Park.
Construction work is scheduled to minimize the impact to local businesses, residents, and traffic flow. Work will be conducted during nighttime hours each week from Sunday night through Friday morning, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Robertson Boulevard will remain open to traffic. No work will take place on Friday or Saturday nights.
During nighttime, there will be lane closures on Robertson Boulevard; most work will take place in the parking lane and southbound lane, so there may be slight traffic delays. Businesses that are normally open at night will be accessible during construction.
During daytime, construction areas will be covered and plated to allow for full use of Robertson Boulevard.
Each day, contractors will post temporary no-parking signs in the vicinity of the construction area. The City of West Hollywood asks that everyone observe the dates and times on posted signs so that construction can proceed in a timely manner and reduce the impact on the community.
The California Public Utilities Commission sets policies for the conversion of power lines from overhead to underground. Southern California Edison supports such projects because of the substantial resulting aesthetic benefits to local communities. The City of West Hollywood’s City Council designated this section of Robertson Boulevard for utility undergrounding work and the project is being done at no cost to the City of West Hollywood or property owners.
For more information about work to move electric utilities underground on Robertson Boulevard, please contact representatives of VCI Construction. During daytime hours, please call Chris Droge at (951) 830-7866; during nighttime hours, please call Paul Graham at (760) 983-9526.
For additional information, please contact Donn Uyeno, the City of West Hollywood’s Senior Civil Engineer, at (323) 848-6457 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.