The greater Bel Air area has experienced significant power reliability challenges. Demand for power has increased in the Bel Air, Beverly Crest, Westwood, and Holmby Hills neighborhoods and circuits that feed those areas are operating at 120% over capacity. LADWP is working hard to make important electric infrastructure improvements to markedly improve power reliability.

The community’s patience and understanding are greatly appreciated during this critical infrastructure upgrade.

Project Description

LADWP will be adding new circuits to existing underground electric infrastructure that services the Bel Air, Beverly Crest, Westwood, and Holmby Hills communities. A total of 4 new underground circuits will be installed to house approximately 27,000 feet of new cable. These additional circuits will relieve demand off overloaded circuits.

The project will take place in two phases:

  • Phase I is located on Sunset Blvd and will begin June 18, 2019 and will be completed by summer 2020 
  • Phase II is expected to begin in 2020 and will include several streets: Bellagio Road, Chalon Road, Bel Air Road, and South Beverly Glen Boulevard. More details about Phase II will be provided at a later date.    

LADWP worked closely with several agencies to develop a traffic mitigation plan. Construction will begin after UCLA is out of session to take advantage of the summer schedule when there will be fewer students and faculty on campus. Working hours have been reduced to avoid heavy commute times. In addition, flaggers will be on-site to assist with traffic flow and changeable message boards will be located in several locations to notify motorists.

Phase I: Sunset Boulevard - (June 25, 2019 – Summer 2020)     
Phase I construction will take place simultaneously along the following areas on Sunset Boulevard:

  • Sunset Boulevard between the 405 Freeway and Bellagio Road Crews will begin near the 405 and work east towards Bellagio Road. Construction will progress in roughly 500 feet increments until this portion of work is completed. 
  • Sunset Boulevard between South Beverly Glen Boulevard and Carolwood Drive Crews will be working on this area at the same time as the 405 to Bellagio Road area. 

Crews will be working primarily in the two middle lanes of Sunset Boulevard. During construction, at least one lane will remain open in each direction to maintain both eastbound and westbound traffic flow. Hours may be extended as needed to expedite the project’s completion.

Construction Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm     
Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm

Weekend prep time begins at 6:00am but construction will not begin until 8:00am. At the end of each work day, all lanes will be restored for traffic.

Road Closures

LADWP will be closing the 400-foot stretch of Bel Air Road north of Sunset Blvd to the intersection of Saint Pierre/Bellagio Roads. Copa De Oro Road will remain open for ingress and egress into the neighborhood. The road closure will be in effect starting Monday August 12 through Sunday August 25. Construction hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 3:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 7:00pm. The street will be reopened at the end of each work day.


  • Vehicles traveling south on Saint Pierre and Bel Air Roads may turn west onto Bellagio Road. 
  • Vehicles traveling east on Bellagio Road will not be allowed to turn south onto Bel Air Road. 
  • LADWP crews will be working 7 days a week to expedite completion of this project. 
  • Traffic Control Officers will assist with traffic flow. 
  • Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

Please drive slowly and use caution when navigating around construction

 Contact Us

Project Hotline    (213) 367-6045 or 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397)  
Email                     [email protected]