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Westsiders Could Be In For Two Months Of Overnight Traffic On Sepulveda

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Westsiders could be in for some serious late-night traffic on Sepulveda Boulevard for the next two months, as Southern California Gas Company digs up a pipeline as part of a region-wide program to test its natural gas transmission lines, according to City News Service. The overnight work on Sepulveda, a heavily trafficked north-south thoroughfare, will begin just south of Wilshire Boulevard on Monday night. The closures will continue for the next eight to 10 weeks as the project moves south along Sepulveda, ultimately finishing just north of Pico Boulevard. SoCalGas crews will be excavating pipeline and installing testing components to enhance the integrity and safety of its system as part of SoCalGas’ Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan, according to a spokesperson for the utility.

To minimize congestion, nearly all of the work will take place overnight, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday. There will be no lane closures during peak travel times, however at times there may be lane closures on Wilshire, Santa Monica, Olympic or Pico boulevards, according to a SoCalGas representative. There also may be temporary street closures leading to Sepulveda at Tennessee and Massachusetts avenues.

SoCalGas warns that overnight traffic may be affected in Westwood and other West Los Angeles neighborhoods. Crews may be also work around the clock on (or around) July 25 and August 2.