No lanes on Sunset Boulevard will be closed during the construction of the Sunset La Cienega project, West Hollywood city staff members confirmed yesterday.
Eastbound and westbound lanes and a left turn lane on Sunset Boulevard between La Cienega and Alta Loma will be moved ten feet north for 11 months to accommodate construction of the Sunset La Cienega project. Some residents had complained about the shift, believing that a lane would be closed, impeding traffic on the already congested boulevard.
Sharon Perlstein, the city engineer, and Lt. David Smith of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station said that shifting the lanes was important to allow trucks and other construction equipment to be stationed adjacent to the project site. Constant movement of that equipment would cause bigger traffic and potential safety problems, they said.
Construction of the foundation for the project and an underground garage is expected to begin next month. During the construction period, pedestrians will have to walk on the north side off Sunset Boulevard between La Cienega and Alta Loma from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.